Cultural Encounters: Japan's Diverse Past and Present (online course)

  • 17 Sep 2013
  • 12 Dec 2013
Register Now to Study 
Japanese History Online This Fall!
The Program for Teaching East Asia, in cooperation with the University of Washington East Asia Resource Center
Offering this 30-hour online course for middle and high school world history teachers nationwide. The course will explore
Japan’s encounters with peoples of Asia, Europe, and the United States from the Nara period to the present, with
special attention to Japanese approaches and responses to cross-border movement of peoples, ideas, and materials. Content will address the World History Content Standards and AP World History Course Guidelines.

The course will be conducted entirely through six asynchronous online modules, each consisting of video lectures with Japan specialists, pertinent readings, and a participant discussion forum on
pedagogy and content. The course starts September 13, 2013, with online introductions. 

The first module will begin September 17, and the final module will conclude on December 12, 2013. A final paper and evaluation will be due January 5, 2014. Each module will be open for participant completion for ten days. Secondary teachers of world history nationwide are invited to apply. Selection is by
application and is limited to 30 teachers, accepted on a rolling admission basis. Preference will be given to teachers
who have not previously taken an online course on Japan with the University of Colorado’s NCTA or TEA programs.

Participants pay a $25 registration fee and receive:
 30 contact hours of study, curriculum, and discussion with Japan studies specialists and fellow educators.
 Course materials.
 $100 stipend upon satisfactory completion of the course.
 Certificate of completion for 30 hours; option of 2 graduate credits (with additional fee).

Apply online at For more information, contact course leader 
Catherine Ishida at or 303-735-5115.

This course is made possible through funding from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership to the J-OPP West Project
and the Freeman Foundation to the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia.

Contact: Program for Teaching East Asia, University of Colorado Boulder, 595 UCB, Boulder CO 80309-0595.
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