Coursebooks

Contemporary Japan II

HUM-445

Lecturer(s) :

Vogel Chevroulet Irène Elizabeth

Language:

English

Withdrawal

It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Summary

This introductory course is an inquiry into the culture of Japan - its thought and way of life - that is designed to foster future study of the archipelago. It elucidates the specificities of a Japanese identity that is imbued with both tradition and openness to innovation.

Content

See the full description of the course in the fall semester HUM-444.

The content depends on the topic of the research linked to the thematics of the autumn semester.

 

Keywords

Interculturality, Do, Shinto, Zen, arts, communication, robotics, food, innovation, ethics, anime, cinema

POLY-perspective :

https://www.epfl.ch/schools/cdh/cdhs-vision/

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Fall semester: lecture and visiting speakers supervision (English/French) of the elaboration of a research plan

Spring semester: supervision of research, mini-colloquium, a memoir sample will be furnished to students

 

Expected student activities

Elaboration of an individual or group research plan, active participation, critical lecture of articles and books, working discipline and time management, writing skills (English/French)

- Fall semester: written examination, research plan (two pages: title, issue, detailed plan, bibliography)

- Spring semester: abstract (300 words), participation to a mini-colloquium, memoir (4500 words)

Assessment methods

Oral presentation at the mini-colloquium (40%), memoir (60%)

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants No

Resources

Bibliography

Bibliography and specialized resources on thematics will be at disposal on the moodle

In the programs

Reference week

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German