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A dissertation on an approved and individually-supervised research topic in Japanese; of up to 15,000 words if written in Japanese, or 20,000 words if written in English.
Would you welcome the opportunity to shape and then create, with the guidance of a supervisor, a substantial piece of academic writing on a topic of your own choosing? A key element of an Honours degree in Japanese at the University of Otago is a dissertation on a topic relating to Japanese language or culture.
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1
Semester 2 (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,523.00|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- JAPA 489
- Limited to
- BA(Hons), PGDipArts
- Teaching staff
- Associate Professor Roy Starrs
- Paper Structure
- A dissertation on an approved and individually supervised research topic in Japanese language or culture to be submitted on the last day of Week 13.
- Teaching Arrangements
- The dissertation will be supervised by a member of the Japanese programme staff.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of JAPA 490, a student will have
- Acquired and deployed the research and writing skills necessary to define the terms of and write a dissertation
- Improved information literacy and familiarity with academic resources in both English and Japanese
- Become very familiar with, if not an expert in, a particular subject area and its broader context
- Developed a critical appreciation of secondary material in the field
- Engaged in scholarship and gained an idea of what further postgraduate study might entail