Japanese papers offered at undergraduate level emphasise language acquisition and introduce Japanese culture through a variety of media, including literature, films and videos.
The Japanese section of the Department of Languages and Cultures offers a full Bachelor of Arts (BA) programme, and various postgraduate options in Japanese.
- Diploma in Language (DipLang)
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc)
- Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons))
- Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts)
- Master of Arts (MA)
See the full list of Japanese (JAPA) papers.
Diploma in Language (DipLang) endorsed in Japanese
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Students admitted directly to papers at 200- or 300-level must replace their prerequisites with other papers in the subject concerned
Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Japanese
JAPA 131 Introductory Japanese 1
JAPA 132 Introductory Japanese 2
JAPA 231 Intermediate Japanese
JAPA 233 Business and Professional Japanese
JAPA 331 Advanced Japanese 1
JAPA 332 Advanced Japanese 2
Note: Students with previous knowledge of Japanese will be placed in JAPA papers appropriate to their level. Students placed in 200- or 300-level language papers will still have to pass approved papers worth 180 points in order to major in Japanese.
198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.
Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts
Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Japanese
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (PGDipArts) in Japanese
The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Japanese is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).
Master of Arts (MA) in Japanese
Note: Students who have not completed a Bachelor of Arts (BA(Hons)) in Japanese or a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Japanese must complete the required papers for the BA(Hons) in Japanese prior to undertaking the thesis.
Master of Arts (MA) in Japanese - coursework option
JAPA 441 Advanced Topics in Japanese
and two other approved 400-level papers
Minor Subject Requirements
Japanese as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc or BASc degree
Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree
Five JAPA papers, at least three of which must be above 100-level, including at least one at 300-level.