POL2018 - Japan's Culture and Political-Economical System


New from the academic year 2012/2013

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Written examination 100/100 3 timer

Course content

Japanese culture: 1) human relations and culture of organization, 2) The Japanese culture versus the culture in other Asian countries and Norway. The Japanese political-economic system: 1) The Japanese economy and political institutions, 2) political restructuring and current economic liberalization, and 3) Japanese foreign policy relations.

Learning outcome

Learning Objectives:
Knowledge – the student shall:
* know the Japanese culture and historical background, its characteristics versus other Asian cultures as well as Norwegian culture
* know about post-World War II changes and developments in Japanese politics, society, economy and international relations.
Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:
* use theory in order to shed light on current issues in Japanese culture, politics, economy and society.
* demonstrate independence in the preparation of a semester assignment which fulfills the criteria for scientific writing.

Learning methods and activities

Teaching methods and activities: 2 hours of lectures per week and supervison of project work.
Compulsory activity: Approved term paper (3000 words/8 pages). The language of instruction is English. Form of assessment: 3 hours written exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved term paper

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

To be decided at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
POL1006 7.5 01.09.2012
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2012

Language of instruction: English


Subject area(s)
  • Social Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Political Science
Contact information
Course coordinator:
  • Paul Midford

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 2012-12-20 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 2013-05-30 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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