Free Online Course on Introduction to Japanese Subcultures

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Keio University is offering free online course on Introduction to Japanese Subcultures. This is an introductory course and is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and Japanese culture.

On the course you’ll discover historic background of youth culture in Japan, and understand the enormous impact of World War II. The course will start on November 28, 2017.

Course At Glance

Length: 4 weeks
Effort: 4 hours/week
Subject: Japanese Subcultures
Institution: Keio University and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on November 28, 2017

Providers’ Details

Keio University is a private, comprehensive higher education institution located on six campuses spread across the Greater Tokyo area. It offers an environment of academic and research excellence in a wide range of fields, and includes a university hospital.

About This Course

Subcultures have existed for a long time: the greasers of 1950s America, the mods and rockers of the 1960s and 70s in England, the grunge of the 1980s and 90s, to name a few. Each subculture sits within a broader ‘parent’ culture and can often give us an insight into cultural fears and hopes, especially in the youth of the population. On this course you will get an introduction to Japanese subcultures that have developed since the 1970s.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

On the course you’ll discover historic background of youth culture in Japan, and understand the enormous impact of World War II.

Learning Outcomes

Finally, this course will give you a new perspective on the young people of Japan, exploring how they can be seen to elaborate the world of “immaturity” and “vulnerability.” You will see the reason these characteristics of Japanese subculture attracts “global”

Requirements

This is an introductory course and is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and Japanese culture. Some of the course videos will be in Japanese with English subtitles.

Instructors

Hisayo Ogushi, Professor of English at Keio Univerisity, Japan.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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