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Japanese Studies - JAPNA13402

Plan Summary

Faculty: ARTSC - Faculty of Arts&Social Science
Program: 3402 - Media and Communications
Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) (Major)

Plan Outline

This plan only applies to students who commenced their degree program before 2009.

The Japanese Studies plan offers students a range of Japanese language and non-language based courses, including courses in Japanese cultural studies and professional language. The plan has a flexible entry-point policy, which allows students to enrol in the language program that builds on their existing language skills.

Plan Structure

A major stream in Japanese Studies comprises 42 units of credit made up as follows:
(1) 24 units of credit or more from Japanese language core courses;
(2) 6 units of credit from ARTS2632 or ARTS2633
(3) the remaining units of credit to be from Culture and Professional Language Elective courses.

Placement Information

Students who wish to enrol in a language course without completing the necessary prerequisites are required to complete an online placement application form before the commencement of the semester. For more information, please see the School website.

For students admitted in their first year of study to JAPN2000 / ARTS2630 or higher on the grounds of ability and/or previous study, such courses will be counted as Level 1 courses in terms of degree requirements.


Those pursuing a LOTE qualification in the BABEd program should take 36UOC from Language core or ARTS6715 and ARTS6704 as well as ARTS2633.

Core Language Courses

Culture and Professional Language Courses

Core Course



Honours level study is available in Japanese Studies. Students interested in Honours should refer to the Honours plan record for entry requirements. Please see the School Website for more detailed information about the requirements for entry to the Honours Program.

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