20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module takes geographical, ecological, socio-cultural and political-economic perspectives in charting the emergence of Japan as the world┐s first non-Western developed country. Beginning with Japan┐s geological formation in pre-history and ending with a speculative enquiry into the state of Japan in 2100, the module assesses the human and ecological consequences of Japan┐s development within the country┐s Asian, Pacific, and global contexts.

Staff Contact: CARROLL CLEA N
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Information visualisation and annotation. Could be a graph, map, set of photographs etc. that illustrate and illuminate a point of argumentation on a topic of relevance to the module.

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