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Japanese Studies

Specialisation (formal)Year: 2019

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Overview

Japanese language subjects are organised in a progressive sequence (of units). Entry and exit points are determined by the student’s background in the language, placement testing, prerequisites, or at the discretion of the language program. Students normally progress through the subjects in consecutive order. Mid-year entry is also possible into subjects with even numbers, subject to appropriate prior experience and approval from the Convenor of the language program.

Please refer to the following link for further information on placement testing:

http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/asiainstitute/students/placement-tests

Structure

100 credit points

Duration: The Graduate Diploma in Arts in this area of specialisation is only available part-time and normally takes 2 - 3 years to complete. This specialisation is not available to international students.

There are four standard entry points:

Japanese Studies 1 Entry Point: Students who have never studied Japanese before or have only rudimentary knowledge of the language usually enter the progression at Japanese Studies 1

Japanese Studies 3 Entry Point: Students who have completed VCE Japanese (Second Language), IB or have an equivalent language level usually enter the progression at Japanese Studies 3

Japanese Studies 5 Entry Point: Students who perform at an intermediate level in Japanese, for example those who have completed VCE or IB with excellent results or have an equivalent language level usually enter the progression at Japanese Studies 5

Japanese Studies 7 Entry Point: Students who perform at an advanced level in Japanese, for example those who hold N3 of JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) or have lived or studied in Japan usually enter the progression at Japanese Studies 7

The Graduate Diploma in Arts in this area of specialisation requires:

  • 25 points at level 1
  • 37.5 points at level 2
  • 12.5 points at level 3
  • 25 points at level 4

Total 100 points

Please refer to the following link for further information on placement testing:

http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/asiainstitute/students/placement-tests

Subject Options

JAPANESE STUDIES 1 ENTRY POINT

Students who have never studied Japanese before or have rudimentary knowledge of the language usually enter the progression at Japanese Studies 1 entry point. Students will have their appropriate entry point determined by the Japanese Studies Program, based on evidence of prior learning and/or results of a placement test as required.

Students completing Japanese must do so through a progression of six language subjects and two electives consisting of 100 points (12.5 points x 8 subjects) as follows:

Japanese Studies 1 entry point - Level 1

Code Name Study period Credit Points
JAPN10001 Japanese 1
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN10002 Japanese 2
Semester 2
12.5

Japanese Studies 1 entry point - Level 2

Code Name Study period Credit Points
JAPN20007 Japanese 3
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN20008 Japanese 4
Semester 2
12.5

Japanese Studies 1 entry point - Level 3

Code Name Study period Credit Points
JAPN30007 Japanese 5
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN30008 Japanese 6
Semester 2
12.5

Japanese Studies 1 entry point - electives

Students completing a Diploma in Japanese Studies 1 entry point are required to take two of the following electives (one at level 2 and one at level 3) to meet course requirements. Please note certain electives can only be taken concurrently and are co-requisites* and/or may have prerequisites**.


JAPN20002
Introduction to Japanese Communication* (concurrently with Japanese 4)
JAPN20005
Contemporary Japan
JAPN30010 Signs and Symbols in Japanese* (concurrently with Japanese 5)
JAPN30005 Japanese 7** (prerequisite Japanese 6)
JAPN30006 Japanese 8** (prerequisite Japanese 7)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
JAPN20005 Contemporary Japan
Semester 1
Winter Term
12.5
JAPN30005 Japanese 7
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN30010 Signs and Symbols in Japanese
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN20002 Introduction to Japanese Communication
Semester 2
12.5
JAPN30006 Japanese 8
Semester 2
12.5

JAPANESE STUDIES 3 ENTRY POINT

Students who have completed VCE Japanese (Second language), IB or have an equivalent language level usually enter the progression at Japanese Studies 3 entry point. Students will have their appropriate entry point determined by the Japanese Program, based on evidence of prior learning and/or results of a placement test as required.

Students completing Japanese in the DL must do so through a progression of six language subjects and two electives consisting of 100 points (12.5 points x 8 subjects) totalling 100 points as follows:

Japanese Studies 3 entry point - Level 1

Code Name Study period Credit Points
JAPN10007 Japanese 3
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN10008 Japanese 4
Semester 2
12.5

Japanese Studies 3 entry point - Level 2

Code Name Study period Credit Points
JAPN20013 Japanese 5
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN20014 Japanese 6
Semester 2
12.5

Japanese Studies 3 entry point - Level 3

Code Name Study period Credit Points
JAPN30005 Japanese 7
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN30006 Japanese 8
Semester 2
12.5

Japanese Studies 3 entry point - electives

Students completing a Diploma at Japanese Studies 3 entry point are required to take two of the following electives (one at level two and one at level three) to meet course requirements.

Please note certain electives available at level two and three can only be taken concurrently and are co-requisites* and/or may have prerequisites**

JAPN20010/JAPN30013 Japanese Grammar in Action* (concurrently with Japanese 8)
JAPN20018/30004 Japanese Through the Media**(prerequisite Japanese 8)
JAPN20016/30003 Japanese Through Translation** (prerequisite Japanese Through the Media)
JAPN20009 Signs and Symbols in Japanese
JAPN20012/JAPN30012 Variation in Japanese Language
JAPN20011/JAPN30011 Reading Japanese Literature

Code Name Study period Credit Points
JAPN20018 Japanese Through the Media
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN30004 Japanese through the Media
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN20009 Signs and Symbols in Japanese
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN20012 Variation in Japanese Language
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN30012 Variation in Japanese Language
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN30013 Japanese Grammar in Action
Semester 2
12.5
JAPN20010 Japanese Grammar in Action
Semester 2
12.5
JAPN20016 Japanese Through Translation
Semester 2
12.5
JAPN30003 Japanese Through Translation
Semester 2
12.5
JAPN20011 Reading Japanese Literature
Semester 2
12.5

JAPANESE STUDIES 5 ENTRY POINT

Students who perform at an intermediate level in Japanese, for example those who have completed VCE or IB with excellent results or have an equivalent language level usually enter the progression at Japanese 5. Students will have their appropriate entry point determined by the Japanese program, based on evidence of prior learning and/or results of a placement test as required.

Students completing Japanese in the Diploma must do so through a progression of six language subjects and two electives consisting of 100 points (12.5 points x 8 subjects) as follows:

Japanese Studies 5 entry point - Level 1

Code Name Study period Credit Points
JAPN10003 Japanese 5
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN10004 Japanese 6
Semester 2
12.5

Japanese Studies 5 entry point - Level 2

Code Name Study period Credit Points
JAPN20003 Japanese 7
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN20004 Japanese 8
Semester 2
12.5

Japanese Studies 5 entry point - Level 3

Code Name Study period Credit Points
JAPN30012 Variation in Japanese Language
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN30011 Reading Japanese Literature
Semester 2
12.5

Japanese Studies 5 entry point- electives

Students completing a Diploma at Japanese 5 entry point are required to take two of the following electives (one at level two and one at level three) to meet course requirements. Please note certain electives available at level two and three can only be taken concurrently and are co-requisites* and/or may have prerequisites**

JAPN20010 Japanese Grammar in Action* (concurrently with Japanese 8)
JAPN20018/30004 Japanese Through the Media**(prerequisite Japanese 8)
JAPN20016/30003 Japanese Through Translation** (prerequisite Japanese Through the Media)
JAPN20005 Contemporary Japan (delivered in English)
JAPN30002 Social Problems in Japan (delivered in English)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
JAPN20005 Contemporary Japan
Semester 1
Winter Term
12.5
JAPN20018 Japanese Through the Media
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN30004 Japanese through the Media
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN20016 Japanese Through Translation
Semester 2
12.5
JAPN20010 Japanese Grammar in Action
Semester 2
12.5
JAPN30003 Japanese Through Translation
Semester 2
12.5
JAPN30002 Social Problems in Japan
Semester 2
12.5

JAPANESE STUDIES 7 ENTRY POINT

Students who perform at advanced level in Japanese, for example those who hold N3 of JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) or have lived or studied in Japan usually enter the progression at Japanese 7. Students will have their appropriate entry point determined by the Japanese Studies program, based on evidence of prior learning and/or results of a placement test as required.

Japanese Studies 7 entry point - Level 1

Code Name Study period Credit Points
JAPN10005 Japanese 7
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN10006 Japanese 8
Semester 2
12.5

Japanese Studies 7 entry point - Level 2

Code Name Study period Credit Points
JAPN20005 Contemporary Japan
Semester 1
Winter Term
12.5
JAPN20012 Variation in Japanese Language
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN20011 Reading Japanese Literature
Semester 2
12.5

Japanese Studies 7 entry point - Level 3

Code Name Study period Credit Points
JAPN30004 Japanese through the Media
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN30002 Social Problems in Japan
Semester 2
12.5
JAPN30003 Japanese Through Translation
Semester 2
12.5

Links

http://www.asiainstitute.unimelb.edu.au/study/japanese

Last updated: 26 June 2019