The Japanese Culture and Society course provided me the opportunity to explore the culture of Japan, a society of fascinating tradition and one of the most vital economic powers in the contemporary world. The course has been taught in an interdisciplinary content with emphasis on the interrelationships of the disciplines.
This course enabled me to use sociological and anthropological perspectives to understand Japanese culture and society as well as other countries. I have learned to use offline and online resources to investigate both historical as well as contemporary issues concerning Japan through the multidisciplinary approach. This course also examined ways in which the Japanese have assimilated foreign influences into their own culture at various times.
Discussion provided in this class gave me the insight of the relationships
among cultural developments and contributions in various periods and the
relationship between the historical context and the culture. I have also
been taught to define the unique qualities of Japanese Culture and Society,
those that distinguish it from others of the world, especially from the
© 2004 Chulapol Thanomsing
Lock Haven University Pennsylvania