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HIS 373/573,
CONTEMPORARY JAPAN
IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

WHAT'S NEW on the WEB SITE?
The items listed below have recently been altered in some significant way or have been added to the site:
  • I have corrected the Course Schedule reference link to the Short Essay Assignment due Monday, November 7, 2005 (and slightly revised the page of suggested readings); if you failed to locate the original assignment, let me know and I will extend the due date until Wednesday, November 9, 2005. (Monday, November 7, 2005)
  • Some words of introduction and guidance have been added to the class session devoted to "The Japanese Version" video scheduled for Monday, October 24, 2005. (Wednesday, October 19, 2005)
  • I have revamped the Course Schedule for the dates between Monday, September 26, 2005, and Wednesday, October 5, 2005, to allow the showing of the two videos on SHinto and Buddhism originally scheduled to be shown earlier in the semester but which weren't available until today. Essentially this has resulted in the compacting of our discussion of rural and urban life into a single session to accomodate the expansion of the Codes of Conduct portion of the course. This alteration has resulted in the shifting of two assignment deadlines as well: Journal Assignment Two has been pushed back to Wednesday, September 28, 2005; and the Writing Skills Assessment, to Monday, October 3, 2005. (Monday, September 26, 2005)

  • The due date for the fictional AUTOBIOGRAPHY has been corrected on the ESSAY ASSIGNMENT page. (Tuesday, August 30, 2005)
  • To add this course to your My WebCT page so that you can access the Password-Protected Course Material, you will need to provide both a User ID and a Password. Your User ID is the first initial of your given name plus your family name, all in lower case letters with no spaces (for instance, "lmakela"); your Password is your CSU identification number (the seven digit number assigned when your entered the University). If you already have a MyWebCT page, simply add the course (found under "history") to your page. Otherwise go to the WebCT homepage to create your account first. (Monday, August 29, 2005)

This site has been prepared by Lee A. Makela for the use of students at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, who are enrolled in HIS 373/573, Contemporary Japan in Historical Perspective during the Fall Semester of the 2005 - 2006 Academic Year; please contact him with any comments by email at l.makela@csuohio.edu.  
 last revised: November 7, 2005