17.541 / 17.543 Japanese Politics and Society

Fall 2008

Image depicts a plate with sashimi and a flower.
This course is nicknamed "Raw Fish 101." (Image courtesy of eprouveze on Flickr.)

Course Description

This course is designed for students seeking a fundamental understanding of Japanese history, politics, culture, and the economy. "Raw Fish 101" (as it is often labeled) combines lectures, seminar discussion, small-team case studies, and Web page construction exercises, all designed to shed light on contemporary Japan.
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Staff

Instructors:
Prof. Richard Samuels
Patricia Gercik

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
1 session / week
2 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate