Bachelor of Arts (Japanese)

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Bachelor of Arts (Japanese) structure

To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please click the 'Regulations' button. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.

Possible First Year

You may know you have an interest in Japanese but you are unsure about what courses might complement this interest or lead on to a second major, or minor. The following list provides possible choices for interests in Linguistics, Media Studies or Sociology to help with planning your first year of study. A usual full-time workload for first year is eight courses; four courses in Semester One, and four courses in Semester Two.

You should take:
230.110 Tūrangawaewae: Identity and Belonging in Aotearoa New Zealand
230.111 Tū Kupu: Writing and Inquiry
230.112 Tū Arohae: Critical Thinking
242.101 Japanese 1A
242.102 Japanese 1B
242.103 Introduction to Japanese Culture

Choose two of:
154.101 Intro to Media Studies
154.115 Stardom and Celebrity in the Media
172.131 Language and Communication
172.133 Intro to Language Studies
176.101 Intro to Sociology
176.102 New Zealand Society
176.104 Identity and Culture in New Zealand
230.121 Future State: NZ in the 21st Century

This is not an exhaustive list of options and you can search for courses in other interest areas e.g. Business via the course search webpage.

Requirements

The only compulsory course is the introductory Japanese culture course at 100-level, from there you structure you major according to your interests, although the majority of the courses are language ones. To complement the language courses there are courses on Japanese culture, literature and cinema which are taught in English.

If you already have some knowledge of the Japanese language you will need to contact the Programme Coordinator before you embark on language courses, so that you commence your studies at the most appropriate level for you.

Major requirements

Note: Native Japanese speakers must consult the Programme Coordinator before enrolling to discuss the appropriate selection of language courses.

A major in Japanese consists of 135 credits (nine courses). How you structure your major will depend on your prior knowledge of the Japanese language.

Minor requirements

A minor consists of 75 credits in Japanese, including 15 credits at 300-level; 30 credits at 200 and/or 300-level, and 30 credits at any level from the Japanese schedule.

To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please click the 'Regulations' button. 

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.

Where you commence your Japanese studies will depend upon you knowledge of the language. If you have any queries or doubts about where you should begin consult the Japanese Subject convenor, Penny Shino (P.A.Shino@massey.ac.nz).

Note: Not all courses will be offered in all modes or across all campuses in any given year.

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