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  • Objectives
    Students who complete the postgraduate diploma should: * discuss a wide range of current issues in Japanese; * appreciate language styles and major points of selected readings in Japanese; * demonstrate an understanding of Japan and contemporary Japanese society; * write a thesis of 12,000 words, comparable with that appropriate to an Honours degree.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Japanese)
  • Course description
    • 12000 word thesis (37.5 points)
    • Three compulsory subjects (37.5 points)
    • Two elective subjects (25 points)

    Total 100 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

    Thesis subject

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    110-535  Japanese Thesis
    Students will be required to write a thesis of 12 000 words on a topic approved by the supervisor. They will also be required to present a seminar paper on the results of their research.     Semester 1, Semester 2     37.50

    Compulsory subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    110-590  Critical Asian Perspectives
    This subject aims to consolidate and develop fourth year and postgraduate coursework students' intellectual conception of the interdisciplinary field of Asian Studies. Students will deepen their understanding of their chosen field through readin...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-494  Postgraduate Japanese A
    This subject will consist of two parts. The first part is a program of instruction in communicative language use; the second is a READING course and series of seminars on the use of Japanese language materials for research purposes. The level of stud...     Semester 1     12.50
    110-495  Postgraduate Japanese BA continuation in the second semester of Postgraduate Japanese A.     Semester 2     12.50

    Elective subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    110-448  Supervised Reading (Asia Institute)
    This subject offers students the chance to undertake independent research in their respective disciplines in areas of interest to them, and present the findings in a scholarly manner. Topics might include aspects of regional history, ethnic groups, l...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    110-474  Topics in Japanese Studies
    This subject involves a series of seminar presentations and discussions on a topic or topics of contemporary or special interest. Topics will vary from year to year, depending on current events and the interests of the particular cohort of students. ...     Semester 1     12.50

    131-463  World War Two in Asia and the Pacific     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    106-432  Cultural Studies in Asia     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    166-499  Asia-Pacific: Zone of Conflict or Peace?
    This subject provides an examination of some important issues in Asia-Pacific international politics in the light of relevant theorizing, interpretations and debates. The topics for study will normally include the China-US-Japan triangle, the Taiwan ...     Semester 2     12.50

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