Japanese Studies

Japanese Studies

The rules below are for the introductory language acquisition pathway. Please see the Subject Area page on the left for information on how to achieve the major at a higher level.

Major

A major in Japanese Studies requires 48 credit points from this table, including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level language units *
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level language units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level culture units
(iv) 12 credit points of 3000-level language units
(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units
* Appropriate language units are assessed either by language level and grade therein achieved in Higher School Certificate or International Baccalaureate, and/or by one-on-one interviews prior to commencement.

Minor

A minor in Japanese Studies requires 36 credit points from this table, including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level language units*
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level language units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level langusge or culture units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level language or culture units
* Appropriate language units are assessed either by language level and grade therein achieved in Higher School Certificate or International Baccalaureate, and/or by one-on-one interviews prior to commencement.

1000 level units of study

Language
JPNS1611 Japanese 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive July,Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 2x1hr tutorials/week Prohibitions: HSC Japanese Continuers or HSC Japanese Beginners or HSC Japanese Background Speakers or JPNS1113 or JPNS1114 or JPNS1111 or HSC Japanese Extension Assessment: 5x100wd kanji quizzes (10%), 1x750wd speaking test (15%), 1x750wd listening test (15%), 1x2hr final exam (40%), 1x500wd culture final test (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This beginners' unit introduces basic communication skills in understanding and speaking Japanese. Students will also learn to write the two Japanese syllabaries and approximately 60 kanji characters and to recognise at least 100 kanji characters in context. Relevant socio-cultural information is integrated with the language learning.
JPNS1612 Japanese 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 3x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: JPNS1111 or JPNS1611 Prohibitions: JPNS1112 or JPNS1123 or JPNS1124 or JPNS1125 or JPNS1121 Assessment: 5x100wd kanji quizzes (10%), 1x1000wd speaking test (20%), 1x1000wd listening test (20%), 1x2000wd final exam (40%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit develops both the basic communication skills and the learning skills introduced in semester one. Students will continue to learn to use and understand Japanese in meaningful, everyday contexts. They will be able to write more than 150, and to recognise at least 200 kanji characters in context. Relevant socio-cultural information is integrated with the language learning.

2000 level units of study

Language
JPNS2611 Japanese 3

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive July,Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: (HSC Japanese Continuers, and 65% or more in HSC Japanese Beginners) or JPNS1121 or JPNS1612 Prohibitions: JPNS1114 or JPNS2212 or 70% or greater in HSC Japanese Continuers Assessment: 10x100wd quizzes (10%), 1x500wd writing test (15%), 1x500wd speaking test (15%), 1x500wd listening test (10%), 1x2hr final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit consolidates basic grammar and introduces intermediate grammar, through grammar tutorials, communicative methods and reading and writing practice. By the end of the semester, students should be able to keep up a conversation for a short time in a dialogue, to write short passages without the assistance of dictionaries, to read narrative texts, and to recognise the difference between written and spoken modes of communication in Japanese. Students will be able to write approximately 200 kanji and to recognise about 300 kanji.
JPNS2612 Japanese 4

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: JPNS1114 or JPNS2212 or JPNS2611 Prohibitions: JPNS1124 or JPNS2222 Assessment: 10x100wd quizzes (10%), 1x500wd writing test (15%), 1x500wd speaking test (15%), 1x500wd listening test (10%), 1x2hr final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to consolidate basic grammar and introduce intermediate grammar through grammar tutorials, communicative methods and reading and writing practice. By the end of the semester, students are expected to be able to sustain a conversation about a selected topic for several minutes in a dialogue, to write a well-structured short Essay without the assistance of dictionaries, and to read Japanese texts on a wide variety of topics. They will be able to write approximately 300 kanji and to recognise about 400 kanji.
JPNS2621 Japanese 5

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive January,Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: HSC Japanese Extension, or 70%+ in Japanese Continuers, or JPNS1124, or JPNS2222, or JPNS2612 Prohibitions: JPNS2213 Assessment: Weekly online quiz and class participation (10%), 2x30min in-class quiz (10%), 1x50min Mid-semester test (20%), 1x50min listening test (10%), 1x400wd communication task and presentation (20%), 1x2hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to develop students' speaking, writing and reading skills for the intermediate level of Japanese, so that they are able to use Japanese in a variety of situations. Students will be expected to achieve the following linguistic skills: switch to appropriate speech style in formal and informal situations; express opinions and thoughts; write about 350 kanji and recognise at least 600 kanji. Writing and reading practice will consolidate grammatical, lexical and cultural knowledge.
JPNS2622 Japanese 6

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February,Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: JPNS2621 or JPNS2213 Prohibitions: JPNS2223 Assessment: Weekly online quiz and Tutorial participation (10%), 2x30min in-class quiz (10%), 1x50min Mid-semester test (20%), 1x50min listening test (10%), 1x400wd communication task and presentation (20%), 1x2hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to consolidate and extend intermediate level linguistic skills, through the acquisition of conversational strategies such as notions of apology, reasoning, opinions and explanations. Besides oral practice, writing and reading practice will help strengthen grammatical, lexical and cultural knowledge. Students will be able to read about 850 kanji and write about 500 kanji by the end of the semester. The above aims will be achieved by exploring various topics relating to contemporary Japan through authentic materials.
Culture
JPNS2670 Love and Death in Japanese Literature

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: JPNS1124 or JPNS2222 or JPNS2612 or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Japanese Studies Prohibitions: JPNS3116 or JPNS3621 or JPNS2301 or JPNS3631 or JPNS3301 Assessment: 1x1.5hr final exam (40%), 1x1hr mid-semester test (20%), 1x1000wd essay in Japanese (20%), 1x1000wd class presentation (10%), 5x300wd online activities (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study aims at fostering socio-cultural understanding and appreciation of Japanese literature by reading short stories. Students are expected to develop reading skills while enjoying the contents and contexts of the stories they read. The comprehension of Japanese literary texts enables students to gain an insight into the writers' themes and expressions and is relevant to contemporary life. English translations will be used in conjunction with Japanese material. Students are expected to develop a critical appreciation of Japanese literature with its social backgrounds.
JPNS2672 Japanese Media and Popular Culture

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: JPNS1124 or JPNS2222 or JPNS2612 Prohibitions: JPNS3106 or JPNS2301 or JPNS3621 or JPNS3301 or JPNS3631 Assessment: 2xclass quizzes (equivalent to 1000wds each) (34%), 1xresearch based project (equivalent to 2500wds) (41%), 1x1.5hr exam (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to explore the new Japan and its youth cultures and to guide students to understand and broaden their knowledge of changing aspects of Japanese culture and society. Topics from Japanese traditions through to contemporary popular culture will be analysed. Learning activities include reading media texts (e.g. newspaper articles), video analysis, discussion, research and video conferences. The unit also provides students with opportunities to pursue their interests and develop cultural knowledge and communication skills.
ASNS2631 Origins of Japanese Tradition

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Chinese Studies, Indonesian Studies, Sanskrit, History, Ancient History or International and Global Studies Assessment: 1x1500wd Essay (30%), 1x1500wd Tutorial presentation (20%), 1x1.5hr exam (40%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
This unit explores the historical validity of key motifs of Japanese traditions. Through the liberal exploration of primary historical sources including texts, pictorial sources and material artifacts, students will learn of such diverse topics as early religion, imperial authority, the lives of the court and military elites (samurai), Zen monastic practice, medieval aesthetics, geisha, and the tea ceremony. By separating stereotype and cliche from history, we will attempt to construct a more sober yet ultimately more viable narrative of early Japanese history and culture.
ASNS2672 Japan in East Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Table A Assessment: 2x250wd quiz (10%), 1x2000wd essay (20%), 1x1500wd exam (40%), 1x500wd tutorial presentation (20%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit places the modern and contemporary history of Japan within its East Asian context. We will examine a number of key events and subjects pertaining to the relations between Japan, China and Korea. Doing so, we will touch sensitive and controversial topics, become aware of differing views of history prevalent in these countries, and understand why the historical question constitutes a major political issue in East Asia.
ASNS2677 Beyond the Geisha/Samurai Binary

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from (Asian Studies or Japanese Studies or Korean Studies or Chinese Studies or Indonesian Studies or Indian Sub-continental Studies or International and Global Studies) Assessment: 3x 500wd In-class quizzes (30%), 1x1000wd Response paper (25%), 1x2000wd Research paper (35%), Tutorial presentation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Foreign perceptions of Japan cluster around two stereotypes: feminized images of elegance and submissiveness, epitomized by geisha, and hypermasculine images of violence, exemplified by samurai. A long tradition of gender subversion, cross-dressing, and androgyny in Japanese culture speaks for a more nuanced vision of masculinity and femininity. Throughout the unit, we will examine the formation and subversion of gender roles as they emerge in a variety of classical and contemporary Japanese fiction and nonfiction genres.
ICLS2111 Essentials of Language Learning

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 26hr online instruction and activities per semester. Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points or 12 credit points at 1000 level in ICLS Assessment: Online Participation (15%), 1x1000wd Guided Data Analysis and Report (15%), 1x1500wd Independent Data Collection and Presentation (30%), 1x2000wd Data Analysis and Report (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This online unit is for language learners. It explores issues of translatability, of moving between languages at a range of levels from words to discourse. It equips students to use language learning as a window on cultural concepts, and to develop communicative competence in their target language.
ICLS2634 Literature and Revolution

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Mats Karlsson Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points from Table A, of which 12 credit points are from one subject area or 12 credit points at 1000 level in ICLS or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Japanese Studies Assessment: 1x5 minute oral presentation with written one page plan equivalent to 1000 words (10%), 2x2500wd essays (2x45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit surveys the connection between literature and revolution by investigating the ways in which literary texts and movements across the world have influenced radical responses to the status quo, questioning, and provoking a re-conceptualisation of prevailing values and traditions. But how and when do literary experiments become revolutionary? Are they the same in different cultures? Could a pattern of synergies connecting literary with political and social revolutions emerge from a historical as well as cross-cultural investigation?
ICLS2635 Science Fiction: The Future is Now

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Vrasidas Karalis Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in International and Comparative Literary Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Film Studies Assessment: 1x5 minute oral presentation with written one page plan equivalent to 1000 words (10%), 2x2500wd essays (2x45%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Science Fiction is one of the most interesting explorations of human future. Yet it addresses a number of social, political and existential issues that refer to the present: dilemmas, phobias and hopes of a world traumatised by war, disease and internal contradictions. Through the comparative study of novels and movies, this unit explores how the future, from a promised land of a great utopia, has become the dreadful exile into a dark dystopia.

3000 level units of study

Language
JPNS3621 Japanese 7

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: JPNS1123 or JPNS2223 or JPNS2622 Prohibitions: JPNS2301 Assessment: 5x150wd kanji quizzes (15%), 1x750wd mid-semester test (15%), 1x750wd speaking test (15%), 1x750wd listening test (15%), 1x1.5hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study involves a range of learning activities for further development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Classes are divided into two components: communication and reading. In communication classes exercises will include discussion, short essays, role-plays, short reading passages and translation exercises. Reading will be focused on various types of contemporary authentic non-fiction texts including newspaper articles. By the end of this unit of study, students will be able to read approximately 1100 kanji.
JPNS3622 Japanese 8

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: JPNS3621 or JPNS2301 Prohibitions: JPNS2302 Assessment: 5x150wd kanji quizzes (15%), 1x750wd mid-semester test (15%), 1x750wd speaking test (15%), 1x750wd listening test (15%), 1x1.5hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The learning activities of this unit of study are designed to consolidate and extend skills acquired in JPNS3621. Classes are divided into two components: communication and reading. In communication classes, exercises will include discussion, short essays, role-plays, short reading passages and translation exercises. Reading will be focused on various types of contemporary authentic non-fiction texts including newspaper articles. By the end of this unit of study, students will be able to read approximately 1350 kanji.
JPNS3631 Japanese 9

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: JPNS2302 or JPNS3622 Prohibitions: JPNS3301 Assessment: 1x750wd midterm reading in class test (10%), 5x kanji quizzes equivalent to 500wds total (5%), 1x750wd mid term grammar in class test (10%), 1xOral Presentation equivalent to 500wds (10%), 1xOral test in class equivalent to 500wds (15%), 1x1500wd Final exam (40%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims at the further development of skills beyond the intermediate level of Japanese. The goals of the unit include the development of skills in language analysis; the understanding of unfamiliar texts of a non-specific nature; the ability to summarise, to evaluate texts critically and to appreciate authentic Japanese texts, including literary texts. At the conclusion of the unit, students will be able to write 800 kanji and recognise some 1600 kanji.
JPNS3632 Japanese 10

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: JPNS3301 or JPNS3631 Prohibitions: JPNS3302 Assessment: 1 x communication presentation (equiv to 900wd)(20%), communication participation (equiv to 450wd)(10%), 1x Mid-term test (equiv to 1350wd)(30%), 1x2hr exam (equiv to 1800wd)(40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims at revising and extending students' language skills to a higher level in order to achieve confidence and proficiency in expressing views in written and spoken Japanese. Students are expected to develop analytical skills in reading a variety of contemporary texts from different genres, to evaluate information critically, and to express opinions through discussions on a wide range of research topics. Students will be able to write 1000 kanji and recognise some 1945 Joyo kanji.
Culture
JPNS3001 Understanding Japan

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 26hrs online instruction and activities per semester Prerequisites: JPNS2611 and ICLS2111 Assessment: 10xOnline Quizzes (1000wd total) (10%), 1x2000wd Mid-term Exam (30%), 1x3000wd Final Exam (60%) Mode of delivery: Online
This unit will present a critical examination of the culture, history and society of Japan. We will begin with some commonly held beliefs about the Japanese and, through a process of informed questioning, we will test these beliefs with reference to Japanese history, culture, economic, political and social realities.
JPNS3002 Historical Texts and Cultures of Japan

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: JPNS1123 or JPNS1125 or JPNS2223 or JPNS2622 Assessment: 4x250wd Translation Exercises (20%), 1x2000wd Mid-semester Test (30%), 1x3000wd Final Test (40%), 1x Seminar Participation(10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Understanding the language and culture of Japan's past is critical to a full appreciation of the modern country. This unit introduces students to the fundamentals of classical Japanese and explores the cultural context in which that language lived. We will examine such things as temple inscriptions, ancient poems, medieval songs, and warrior scrolls.
JPNS3673 Japanese Society

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: JPNS2223 or JPNS1123 or JPNS2622 or JPNS1125 or 12 credit points each at 2000 level in either Japanese Studies or Asian Studies Prohibitions: JPNS3314 Assessment: continuous class assessment including class quizzes, tests, presentation and written assignments (equivalent to 5000wds) (83%), 1x1hr exam (17%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Is Japan a unique country? What are the similarities and differences between Japan, Australia and other countries? This unit of study offers students the opportunity to explore various aspects of contemporary Japanese society and culture through reading Japanese texts in the original, through group discussions, and through cross-cultural comparisons. Students will develop their own opinions on a range of social and cultural issues while improving their reading, analytical, and both oral and written communication skills.
JPNS3650 Japanese Language and Identity

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr seminar/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: JPNS2612 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Japanese Studies Prohibitions: JPNS2671 or JPNS3621 or JPNS3622 or JPNS3631 or JPNS3632 Assessment: 5xonline quizzes (equivalent to 1000wds) (5%), participation (5%), 1xdata analysis (equivalent to 1000wds (30%), 1x2000wd critical response (30%), 1x2hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will apply methods of linguistic analysis to explore a number of key language strategies used in Japanese to construct speakers' social identity, and their relationships both with people they are talking to (interlocutors) and people they are talking about (referents). Students will collect and analyse authentic data in a guided research project, and will use the results of that analysis in writing a critical response to the work of other scholars in the field.
JPNS3633 Syntax and Translation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: JPNS2622 Assessment: 5x200wd online submissions (20%), 1x1000wd class presentation (15%), 1x2000wd translation project (40%), 1x2000wd translation commentary (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will provide students with an understanding of Japanese syntax, which will aid them in reading advanced texts. We will then examine some basic concepts from Translation Studies, and put these into practice through a range of texts. Students will develop their understanding of the complexities of Japanese to English translation.
JPNS3676 Monsters and Ghosts: Japanese Fantasy and SF

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: JPNS1123 or JPNS1125 or JPNS2223 or JPNS2622 Assessment: 2x500wd in-class quizzes (2x8%), 1x1500wd presentation (25%), 1x1500wd essay (25%), 1x2000wd research project (34%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit of study will focus on fantasy and science fiction as means of representing the Other in modern Japanese literature and popular culture. Building on Tzvetan Todorov's definition of the fantastic as a hesitation between the realistic and the supernatural, it will analyse the way in which Japanese fantasy tackles issues of modernity, gender and cultural difference in a variety of genres and media, including the novel and short story, manga, anime and film, from the Meiji period to the present.

Interdisciplinary project unit of study

JPNS3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive February,Intensive January,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed for third year students to undertake a project that allows them to work with one of the University's industry and community partners. Students will work in teams on a real-world problem provided by the partner. This experience will allow students to apply their academic skills and disciplinary knowledge to a real-world issue in an authentic and meaningful way.
JPNS3999 Interdisciplinary Impact

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: 18 credit points at 2000 level in Japanese Studies Prohibitions: Interdisciplinary Impact in another major Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Interdisciplinarity is a key skill in fostering agility in life and work. This unit provides learning experiences that build students' skills, knowledge and understanding of the application of their disciplinary background to interdisciplinary contexts. In this unit, students will work in teams and develop interdisciplinarity skills through problem-based learning projects responding to 'real world problems'.

In country

JPNS3841 Japan In-Country Study 1

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of Japanese units Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Approved course in a tertiary level institution in Japan.
JPNS3842 Japan In-Country Study 2

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of Japanese units Corequisites: JPNS3841 Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Approved course in a tertiary level institution in Japan.

Honours

Honours in Japanese Studies requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level thesis units

Honours seminar units of study

ASNS4113 Theory and Methods in Asian Studies

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 1500wd commentary piece (25%), 1x 1500wd presentation (25%), 1x 3000wd research paper (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will examine how major shifts in research questions, directions, approaches and assumptions that have happened in social sciences during the twentieth century have played out in the field of Asian Studies. Students will critically analyse the circumstances and reasons for the emergence of the discipline of Area Studies, and its specific application to the study of Asian societies. In both seminar discussion and individual projects, students will engage in case studies from their respective areas of expertise, namely Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, and Korean studies.
ASNS4114 Engaging Asia

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Intensive over one month, equivalent to weekly 1x2hr seminar over a semester. Assessment: 1x 500wd annotated bibliography (10%), 1x 500wd magazine article (10%), 1x 10 minute video talk (20%), 1x 4500wd essay (50%), Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit investigates the role of Asian Studies experts as public intellectuals in Australia and in the world. Students will reflect on issues of intellectual freedom and integrity, institutional pressures and public engagement as they relate to the communication of research findings to a range of academic and non academic audiences and across a range of different media. In both seminar discussion and individual projects, students will engage in case studies from their respective areas of expertise, namely Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, and Korean studies.

Honours thesis units of study

JPNS4111 Japanese Studies Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you begin a substantial, independent research project in Japanese Studies. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Japanese Studies Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will develop a plan for researching and writing the thesis, submit an ethics application if appropriate, familiarize yourself with disciplinary conventions and standards, engage with relevant literature, theories and methodologies, and submit drafts at agreed times.
JPNS4112 Japanese Studies Honours Thesis 2

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Assessment: 1x 18000wd Thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you complete and submit your substantial, independent research project in Japanese Studies. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Japanese Studies Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will continue to submit drafts at agreed times, and develop your expertise in relevant research methods and analytical skills as well as in the subject matter of your specialist topic.

Advanced coursework

The requirements for advanced coursework in Japanese Studies are described in the degree resolutions for the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies
24-36 credit points of advanced study will be included in the table for 2020.