An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures
Study the history of Japanese subcultures and how they have evolved since the 1970s with An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures course by FutureLearn.
Medium of instructions English
Mode of learning Self study
Mode of Delivery Video and Text Based
Learning efforts 4 Hours Per Week
An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures online course is designed to answer the questions of the people who are interested in Japanese subcultures but do not know where to look first. You will analyse the culture deeply and examine its historical context.
If you are familiar with Shonen-manga, Japanese pop music, Shojo-manga, Vocaloid and other elements of this phenomenon and want to learn more, this course is for you. An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures course by FutureLearn serves as an apt gateway into the world of the ‘Cool Japan’.
You will explore the reasons why Japanese subculture intrigues people all around the world, with a primary focus on defining the dimensions of ‘vulnerability’ and ‘immaturity’ of youth culture from the 1970s. These keywords are meant to explain a new meaning of the cultural phenomenon in Japan.
The Japanese subculture has garnered substantial worldwide popularity and acceptance in the last two decades. An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures MOOC will take you through the causes behind it and how its market is expanding.
Moreover, the course will let you recognise key Japanese subcultures like comics, anime, J-pop idols, cosplay and the Hatsune Miku Vocaloid emphasising on the themes such as Battle, Fan culture, Love and Technology.
100% online course
Four weeks duration
Free access to learning
4-hour weekly devotion
- Digital platform
- Six-week free access to course
- Online learning
- Video lectures
- Lessons from reputed university
- Expert instructors
- Added benefits after a premium upgrade
- Self-paced learning
- Quality content
Course and certificate fees
Type of course
- An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures course via FutureLearn is available to access for free. Learning is accessible for six weeks under the free plan.
- An ‘upgrade’ plan gives you the added benefit of unlimited access to the contents and a Certification.
- FutureLearn supports payments made via Cards or Paypal.
- The final option is an ‘Unlimited’ paid plan that provides you unlimited access to An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures course and hundreds of other short courses on FutureLearn. It also gives you certification, the flexibility of self-paced learning on short courses and freedom to keep access to any course you have achieved certification on.
An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures fee structure
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Who it is for
An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures MOOC on FutureLearn is open to anyone who finds a peculiar interest in Japanese culture/subculture and Japan. It is aimed to introduce you to the history and present scenarios of Japanese cultural fabric.
There are no prerequisites to enrol in An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures course by FutureLearn. You can be from any background of study and still join the course.
Moreover, An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures MOOC at FutureLearn can provide you with a digital and print Certificate of Achievement only after you pay for a premium plan. Although the course content is free to access, you are only eligible for certification after you purchase an upgrade.
What you will learn
After you have gone through the contents of FutureLearn’s An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures course, you will be soundly able to:
- Decipher Japanese social background along with subcultural materials
- Assess the important meanings of Japanese youth culture
- Ascertain the rationale on why Japanese culture has massive popularity and significant influence across the globe
- Compare your cultural backdrop with the setting of Japanese subculture
The process of joining An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures MOOC on FutureLearn is straightforward. You only have to follow the steps defined below:
Step 1 – https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/intro-to-japanese-subculture - Tap on the link and open An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures digital course page on the FutureLearn website.
Step 2 – Go through the course description thoroughly and click on ‘Join course for free’ button.
Step 3 – Now, you require to create an account on FutureLearn. One way to do it is by simply linking your Google or Facebook accounts. Otherwise, fill your email ID, create a password, and you are good to go.
Step 4 – At the plan choice page, you can either go for the paid ‘Unlimited’ and ‘Upgrade’ plans or quickly enrol in An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures online course by opting for the free plan.
Step 5 (Optional) – Free users have successfully enrolled and can skip this step. Premium users first have to pay the total amount specified on the payment page. After paying the fee, you will receive course invite on your registered email ID inbox.
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Considering immaturity and vulnerability in Japanese social context
Competition and battles in educational institutions
Fan culture and derivative works
Understanding Japanese youth culture
Self-acknowledgement and Love relationship
Human and Machine
A rich history of the subculture since 1970
How it helps
An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures online course by FutureLearn will take you through a journey where you will explore new ways to travel around the world of mainstream Japanese subculture. You will investigate a multitude of subculture genres, along with weekly themes like Battle, Love, Fan culture and Technology.
On FutureLearn’s An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures MOOC, you will be able to comprehend the effects of historic events, such as World War - II, on the Japanese subculture and uncover rich findings. You will also delve deeper into the various factors that contribute to what makes the Japanese subculture as contagious as it is.
The course is developed by Keio University located in Tokyo, Japan. KU was established in 1858 and ranked under Top 200 universities of the world.
An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures has four experts of Japanese culture. First is Professor Hisayu Ogushi, who is a Professor of English at KU’s Faculty of Letters. She’s the lead educator of this course. Secondly, we have Isamu Takahashi, an expert on Shonen-manga. Then, Toshiyuki Ohwada, who is an awarded music critic and scholar. Finally, Susumu Nijima, a scholar of science fiction and French Literature.
It is a course which is categorised under ‘History’ field of study.
Yes. If you are interested in learning about Japanese culture and subculture, you are welcome to join the An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures course, no matter what your educational background is.
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