Advanced Japanese Studies - JAPNG23573

Stream Summary

Faculty: ARTSC - Faculty of Arts&Social Science

School: School of Humanities and Languages


Program: 3573 - Commerce / Arts


Bachelor of Arts (Minor)

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Stream Outline

This stream structure is for the following students:

• Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts and Business, and Bachelor of Media students commencing from 2016
• Bachelor of International Studies students commencing from 2017

The minor stream in Advanced Japanese Studies provides you with the opportunity to develop as a highly competent user of the Japanese language with explicit knowledge of Japanese society and culture. Through provisions of Australia-Japan contact situations, you will gain intercultural awareness and understanding, develop your knowledge of the language, cultures, societies and communities in Japan. The Japanese language plays a key role in expressing the cultures and identities of Japan. Japan is of increasing fundamental importance to Australia for political, strategic and economic reasons in realisation of Australia in the Asian Century. Thus, learning Japanese and developing competence in Japanese will provide you with a privileged form of access to the cultural resources and complex patterns of life in Japan and beyond, take an important role in promoting relationships and mutual understanding between countries and peoples.

This stream is available to students commencing at Advanced and Professional entry levels.

Placement Information

You will need to take an online placement evaluation so that we can assess your skills and select an appropriate level of course for you. Information about the evaluation and additional course details can be found on the web at:

You will not be permitted to enrol in language courses that are too easy for you. If this occurs, you will be requested to change your enrolment.

If you are admitted in their first year of study to ARTS3630 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.

Stream Learning Outcomes

You should achieve the following learning outcomes upon the successful completion of the stream:
  • Use the Japanese language with a level of fluency and understanding equivalent to a proficient user as articulated in the Common European Framework
  • Articulate a general body of knowledge about aspects of Japanese society, culture and/or the arts
  • Recognise linguistic and cultural diversity

Stream Structure

If you wish to gain a minor stream in Advanced Japanese Studies you must complete 24 units of credit in approved courses.

Note: If you have achieved a higher level of study in a language course, you are not permitted to study a lower level language course.

Advanced Level

Level 1

You must complete the following Level 1 core courses:

Level 2

You must complete 12 UOC from the following:

Professional Level

Level 1

You must complete the following Level 1 core courses:

Level 2

You must complete 12 UOC from the following:
  • Japanese Contextual Studies Courses (taught in English)
  • Japanese Professional Studies Courses (taught in Japanese)

Japanese Contextual Studies Courses

The following courses from other subject areas can also be counted towards the Japanese Studies minor stream:

Japanese Professional Studies Courses