Japanese Studies

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

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
6    N HSC Japanese Continuers or HSC Japanese Beginners or HSC Japanese Background Speakers or JPNS1113 or JPNS1114 or JPNS1111 or HSC Japanese Extension
Intensive December
Intensive July
Semester 1
JPNS1612
Japanese 2
6    P JPNS1111 or JPNS1611
N JPNS1112 or JPNS1123 or JPNS1124 or JPNS1125 or JPNS1121
Intensive February
Semester 2

2000 level units of study

Language
JPNS2611
Japanese 3
6    P (HSC Japanese Continuers, and 65% or more in HSC Japanese Beginners) or JPNS1121 or JPNS1612
N JPNS1114 or JPNS2212 or 70% or greater in HSC Japanese Continuers
Intensive July
Semester 1
JPNS2612
Japanese 4
6    P JPNS1114 or JPNS2212 or JPNS2611
N JPNS1124 or JPNS2222
Intensive December
Semester 2
JPNS2621
Japanese 5
6    P HSC Japanese Extension, or 70%+ in Japanese Continuers, or JPNS1124, or JPNS2222, or JPNS2612
N JPNS2213
Intensive January
Semester 1
JPNS2622
Japanese 6
6    P JPNS2621 or JPNS2213
N JPNS2223
Intensive February
Semester 2
Culture
JPNS2670
Love and Death in Japanese Literature
6    P JPNS1124 or JPNS2222 or JPNS2612 or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Japanese Studies
N JPNS3116 or JPNS3621 or JPNS2301 or JPNS3631 or JPNS3301
Semester 1
JPNS2672
Japanese Media and Popular Culture
6    P JPNS1124 or JPNS2222 or JPNS2612
N JPNS3106 or JPNS2301 or JPNS3621 or JPNS3301 or JPNS3631
Semester 2
ASNS2631
Origins of Japanese Tradition

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 Junior credit points in Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Chinese Studies, Indonesian Studies, Sanskrit, History, Ancient History or International and Global Studies


This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
Semester 1
ASNS2672
Japan in East Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Table A
Semester 1
ASNS2677
Beyond the Geisha/Samurai Binary

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 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)
Semester 2
ICLS2111
Essentials of Language Learning
6    P 12 Junior credit points or 12 credit points at 1000 level in ICLS

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
ICLS2634
Literature and Revolution

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 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
Semester 2
ICLS2635
Science Fiction: The Future is Now
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in International and Comparative Literary Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Film Studies
Semester 2

3000 level units of study

Language
JPNS3621
Japanese 7
6    P JPNS1123 or JPNS2223 or JPNS2622
N JPNS2301
Semester 1
JPNS3622
Japanese 8
6    P JPNS3621 or JPNS2301
N JPNS2302
Semester 2
JPNS3631
Japanese 9
6    P JPNS2302 or JPNS3622
N JPNS3301
Semester 1
JPNS3632
Japanese 10
6    P JPNS3301 or JPNS3631
N JPNS3302
Semester 2
Culture
JPNS3001
Understanding Japan
6    P JPNS2611 and ICLS2111
Semester 2
JPNS3002
Historical Texts and Cultures of Japan

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P JPNS1123 or JPNS1125 or JPNS2223 or JPNS2622
Semester 1
JPNS3673
Japanese Society

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P JPNS2223 or JPNS1123 or JPNS2622 or JPNS1125 or 12 credit points each at 2000 level in either Japanese Studies or Asian Studies
N JPNS3314
Semester 2
JPNS3650
Japanese Language and Identity
6    P JPNS2612 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Japanese Studies
N JPNS2671 or JPNS3621 or JPNS3622 or JPNS3631 or JPNS3632
Semester 2
JPNS3633
Syntax and Translation
6    P JPNS2622
Semester 2
JPNS3676
Monsters and Ghosts: Japanese Fantasy and SF
6    P JPNS1123 or JPNS1125 or JPNS2223 or JPNS2622
Semester 1

Interdisciplinary project unit of study

JPNS3998
Industry and Community Project
6    P Interdisciplinary Impact in any major
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
JPNS3999
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    P 18 credit points at 2000 level in Japanese Studies
N Interdisciplinary Impact in another major
Semester 1
Semester 2

In country

JPNS3841
Japan In-Country Study 1

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 Junior credit points of Japanese units
Semester 1
Semester 2
JPNS3842
Japan In-Country Study 2

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 Junior credit points of Japanese units
C JPNS3841
Semester 1
Semester 2

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
6      Semester 1
ASNS4114
Engaging Asia
6      Semester 2

Honours thesis units of study

JPNS4111
Japanese Studies Honours Thesis 1
18      Semester 1
Semester 2
JPNS4112
Japanese Studies Honours Thesis 2
18      Semester 1
Semester 2

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.