Japanese Studies

Unit outlines will be available through Find a unit outline two weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.
 

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

Japanese Studies Introductory

This pathway is suitable for complete beginners or students with very little language experience.

Major

A major in the introductory pathway for 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 the introductory pathway for 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) 12 credit points of 3000-level language 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 February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
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 with a final mark of less than 70% or HSC Japanese Beginners with a final mark of 65% or more or JPNS1121 or JPNS1612
N JPNS1114 or JPNS2212 or 70% or greater in HSC Japanese Continuers
Semester 1
JPNS2612
Japanese 4
6    P JPNS1114 or JPNS2212 or JPNS2611
N JPNS1124 or JPNS2222
Semester 2
Culture
JPNS2670
Introduction to Japanese Literature
6    P JPNS2612
N JPNS3621 or JPNS3622 or JPNS3631 or JPNS3632
Semester 1
JPNS2671
Performing Japanese
6    P JPNS1612
N JPNS2612 or JPNS3611 or JPNS3621 or JPNS3631
Semester 2
JPNS2672
Japanese Media and Popular Culture

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P JPNS1124 or JPNS2222 or JPNS2612
N JPNS3106 or JPNS2301 or JPNS3621 or JPNS3301 or JPNS3631
Semester 2
ASNS2672
Japan in East Asia
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level
Semester 2
ICLS2635
Science Fiction: The Future is Now

This unit of study is not available in 2021

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
JPNS3611
Japanese 5
6    P JPNS2612 or HSC continuers 70 and above or HSC extension less than 75
N HSC Japanese extension more than 70
Semester 1
JPNS3612
Japanese 6
6    P JPNS3611
N JPNS3621
Semester 2

Interdisciplinary project unit of study

If you are completing two majors and both of your majors are from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your first major, and the Industry and Community Project unit of study for your second major.
If you are completing two majors but only one of your majors is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for that major.
If you are completing one major only and that major is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your major.
JPNS3999
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    P Completion of at least 90 credit points
N Interdisciplinary Impact in another major
Intensive December
Semester 1
Semester 2
JPNS3998
Industry and Community Project
6    P 72 credit points
C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major.
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2