• Total units 24 Units
  • Minor code JPST-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
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Description

Japanese Studies at the ANU covers the fields of history, religion, gender and cultural studies (including literature and film studies), politics, economics, sociology and education.

A Japanese studies major provides students with a solid foundation upon which to develop both general and specialist interests in Japanese society, culture, history, Japan's place in Asia and its role in the world. As a nation central to Australia's interests an engagement with scholarship on Japan is invaluable.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of a Bachelor degree with a minor in Japanese Studies, graduates will be able to:

  • Speak and write about theories, factual content and research approaches relevant to Japanese Studies.
  • Identify relevant regional and international literature relevant to Japanese Studies.
  • Determine the processes through which current knowledge about Japanese Studies has been developed.    

     

    Course Lists

    The course lists in the "Requirements" section below is a definitive   list and includes all courses that can be counted towards the major,   whether or not they are offered in the current year. For a list of   courses that will be offered in the current year, please see the Summary of Courses page.

     

     

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

    1. Speak and write about theories, factual content and research approaches relevant to Japanese Studies;

    2. Identify relevant regional and international literature relevant to Japanese Studies;

    3. Demonstrate an analytic understanding of the meanings that have been attached to the variety of Japanese experiences

    4. Determine the processes through which current knowledge about Japanese Studies has been developed;

    5. Marshal evidence in support of arguments, and construct analytical narratives in response to empirical and theoretical research.

    Additional Information

    The following course can only be included if the material covered lies within the discipline of Japanese Studies, in the judgment of the major coordinator:
    • LANG3040 Critical Readings for Translators
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    Requirements

    This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

    12 units from completion of the following course(s):

    Code Title Units
    ASIA2009 Modern Japan: the state and the society from Meiji to the present 6
    ASIA2058 Japanese Popular Culture: Manga, Anime, Film & the Visual Arts 6

    12 units from completion of the following course(s):

    Code Title Units
    ASIA2001 Language in Asia 6
    ASIA2016 The Mongol Empire in World History 6
    ASIA2017 International Relations in North East Asia 6
    ASIA2031 Japanese Politics 6
    ASIA2045 The Investigative Historian in Asia 6
    ASIA2074 Popular Culture in East Asia 6
    ASIA2092 Gender, Labour and Capitalism in East Asia 6
    ASIA2095 Japanese Literature in Translation 6
    ASIA2174 Mysticism 6
    ASIA2251 Buddhist Thought 6
    ASIA2304 What is Literature? Asian Perspectives 6
    ASIA2309 Education and Social Change in Modern Japan 6
    ASIA3011 Samurai Society and Social Control in Japan 6
    HIST2136 World at War, 1939-1945 6
    INTR2018 Japan's Security Dilemmas 6
    PASI2006 War in the Islands: The Second World War in the Pacific 6
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