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: MATANLE PETER C
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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