Transnational Studies - Japan and the World
In this course, you will gain foundational knowledge about how to think transnationally. An initial module which introduces key concepts and approaches in transnational studies will be followed by four modules that use concrete case studies centered on Japan to spotlight how the transnational can be fruitfully employed across different disciplines, from history to sustainability studies. In doing so, the course offers foundational knowledge in how to navigate the complexities of our globalized world.
Upcoming start dates
- Self-paced Online
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Course delivery details
This course is offered through The University of Tokyo, a partner institute of EdX.
2-3 hours per week
- Verified Track -$49
- Audit Track - Free
Certification / Credits
What you'll learn
- Understand how the idea of nations structures movement and mobility in the contemporary world
- Understand how people, things and ideas flow and circulate across borders
- Analyze these flows on the material, conceptual and institutional levels
- Learn through four case studies how transnational analysis applies to Japan
- Employ questions from transnational studies in different disciplines from history to sustainability studies
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