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Japanese Studies

Honours

Admission into the honours program requires completion of the major with an average of 70 percent or above including ASNS3690 Approaches to Research in Asian Studies. You may include one 6 credit point Japan-related Asian Studies unit of study.

Honours students are required to enrol in all four generic units of study: JPNS4011, JPNS4012, JPNS4013, JPNS4014. An honours year is comprised of 40 percent coursework and 60 percent thesis. Coursework consists of two specific units of study. The thesis is an 18,000-20,000 word original piece of research and writing using English and Japanese language sources appropriate to the student's level of Japanese language proficiency.

Intending honours students must consult the department during Orientation Week regarding the coursework.

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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