HTY 437 (0001): History of Modern Japan

Instructor: Professor Vinh-Long Ngo

Days/Times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.

Course Number: 29524

Location: Stevens Hall 370

Description: Survey of social, economic, cultural and political development in Japan from the last period of feudalism to the present day.  Social and political structures, value changes, the rise of militarism and fascism, the effects of the Pacific War, popular movements, modernization problems and progress, and relations with the United States and the rest of the world will be discussed.

Prerequisites: Three credits in History or instructor permission.

General Education Requirements: Satisfies the Social Context & Institution and Cultural Diversity & International Perspective requirements