A major in Japanese Studies aims for students to achieve an understanding of Japan through the medium of the Japanese language and to acquire the critical intellectual skills needed to communicate that understanding effectively. It also seeks to prepare students to participate actively in an increasingly intercultural world. You will be able to take units of study in the Japanese language as well as socio-cultural knowledge and generic skills, incorporating critical and analytical thinking, independent learning, essay writing, and cooperative group skills.
Units of study at 1000 level are junior units of study. Students who wish to major in Japanese Studies must take at least 36 senior credit points (2000 or 3000 level) from a combination of language and studies components. A minimum of 24 credit points must be taken from language components and a minimum of 12 credit points must be taken from studies components at the appropriate Japanese language levels.
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Further study for major
Eligible candidates may proceed to an Honours year in the Bachelor of Arts, or apply for admission to a rich postgraduate program in the humanities and social sciences, comprising advanced learning and professional courses. Master degrees include capstone projects ranging from internships with government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas, the gallery and museum sector, and leading media organisations, to opportunities for independent research projects which prepare students for higher degrees by research.
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