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Undergraduate | MUR-HIS211 | 2024

Modern Japan: from Samurai to the Twenty-first Century

Delve into the major transformative moments in Japanese history from 1850 onwards. You’ll explore social, political and economic changes over the course of Japan’s past. Research Japanese history using a variety of materials and write an essay.

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Start dates
26 Feb 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

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Modern Japan: from Samurai to the Twenty-first Century

About this subject

  • On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the major historical forces and episodes that have shaped modern Japanese history.
    2. Identify and interpret a wide variety of secondary and primary materials.
    3. Examine historical issues by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline.
    4. Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.
    5. Construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in audio, digital, oral, visual or written form.

Entry requirements


To enrol in this subject, you must have passed a minimum of 12 credit points at 100-level.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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