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Overview

The minor stream in Advanced Japanese Studies provides you with the opportunity to develop as a highly 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 Advanced and Professional entry levels.

Placement Information

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 their first year of study to ARTS3630 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.

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study Level

Undergraduate

Minimum Units of Credit

24

Specialisation Type

Minor

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Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 24 UOC.

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ARTS/EDUCATION (SECONDARY) STUDENTS

The major/minor in Advanced Japanese Studies (24 uoc) must not be taken as it is not an approved teaching specialisation.

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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