MJRU-JAPAN v.1 Japanese Major (BA)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
Completion of this major will provide students with the ability to communicate effectively in Japanese cultural terms, with a focus on the use of the Japanese language. The major also provides insights into Japanese social and cultural frameworks and business practices in Japan. Students commence with JAPN1000 Beginning Japanese, or a more advanced unit depending on the student's level of Japanese, after consultation with the Japanese teaching staff. Students studying Japanese as their primary major will study their first year with the STRU-BALAN Language First Year Stream.
Major Overview Note
Students choosing this major within the Bachelor of Arts degree will also choose another major or an elective stream. Choosing a second major allows students to study in an additional discipline area. Choosing an elective stream allows students to undertake further study in the discipline of their first major or choose from a variety of units from around the University.
Major/Stream Entry and Completion Details
Students should complete Beginning Japanese (JAPN1000) and Beginning Japanese Developing (JAPN1001) in their first year if they have not studied Japanese previously.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. communicate in Japanese and apply knowledge of applied linguistics and intercultural communication in a professional context
2. critically analyse issues in the context of cultural and linguistic differences
3. locate, evaluate and synthesise information from various sources using Japanese and English
4. function in both Japanese and English with an ability to communicate in an appropriate register in a range of situations and for a range of purposes
5. use technology effectively to collect information and communicate in both Japanese and English
6. take responsibility for own learning and professional development in an international context
7. evaluate and analyse issues arising in the region with in-depth knowledge of Japanese language and culture
8. interact with people from a range of cultures and backgrounds with an understanding of cultural differences
9. work independently and in teams with an intercultural understanding
Duration and Availability
This major is available to international students studying in Australia on a study visa
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|JAPN2000||v.1||Japanese Society and Culture||2.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|JAPN2002||v.1||Pre-Intermediate Japanese Developing||3.0||25.0|
|JAPN2003||v.1||Communicating with Japan||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|JAPN3001||v.1||Intermediate Japanese Developing||3.0||25.0|
|JAPN3003||v.1||Advanced Japanese Developing||3.0||25.0|
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