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Overview

The extended minor stream in Japanese Studies provides you with the opportunity to develop as a competent user of the Japanese language with explicit knowledge of Japanese society and culture. Through provisions of Australia-Japan contact situations, you will gain intercultural awareness and understanding, develop your knowledge of the language, cultures, societies and communities in Japan. The Japanese language plays a key role in expressing the cultures and identities of Japan. Japan is of increasing fundamental importance to Australia for political, strategic and economic reasons in realisation of Australia in the Asian Century. Thus, learning Japanese and developing competence in Japanese will provide you with a privileged form of access to the cultural resources and complex patterns of life in Japan and beyond, take an important role in promoting relationships and mutual understanding between countries and peoples.

This stream is available to students commencing at Introductory and Intermediate entry levels.

Placement Information

If you have prior language knowledge you will need to take an online placement evaluation so that we can assess your skills and select an appropriate level of course for you. Information about the evaluation and additional course details can be found on the web at: hal.arts.unsw.edu.au

You will not be permitted to enrol in language courses that are too easy for you. If this occurs, you will be requested to change your enrolment.

If you are admitted in your first year of study to ARTS2630 or higher on the grounds of ability and/or previous study, such courses will be counted as Level 1 courses in terms of degree requirements.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Minimum Units of Credit

36

Specialisation Type

Minor

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Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 36 UOC.

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Substitutions

If you commence the language studies sequence at Introductory Japanese B, you must go on to complete Advanced Japanese B. In order to have the 36 UOC for the extended minor you must complete 6 UOC in a contextual course (taught in English).

If you commence the language studies sequence at Intermediate Japanese B, you must go on to complete Advanced B. In order to have the 36 UOC for the extended minor you must complete a further 18 UOC in contextual courses (taught in English) or Professional Japanese A or B.

Additional Information

Language Studies for Commencing Mid-Year Students

If your language skills are assessed as Level A in Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced or Professional you cannot commence study until Term 1.

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

Access past handbook editions (2018 and prior)

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