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Popular Culture in Japan and East Asia

Popular Culture in Japan and East Asia examines the development and academic significance of various forms of Japanese popular culture from multi-disciplinary perspectives and in East Asian contexts. In this topical and theoretically grounded course, you will explore forms of Japanese and East Asian popular culture that have drawn worldwide scholarly attention, including manga, animation, fashion, video games and pop music.

This course is currently being run online.

30 credits at level 5

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. There is no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Wed 13-Jan-21 6pm-9pm

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