Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Japanese)

Course 095-JA (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


Graduate Enquiries, Arts & Music Student Centre Rm 104 (Ground Floor) Old Arts Building Tel: +61 3 8344 5321/+61 3 8344 6395 Fax: +61 3 9347 0424 Email:
Course Overview:

The postgraduate diploma allows students to undertake a research project in a specialist field of study. Students will gain considerable knowledge in an area of Japanese studies and engage in advanced level language study while undertaking critical assessment of related issues. The course provides a pathway to higher degree research for students who have not completed a four year BA (Honours) with a research component in Japanese.

Course coordinator:
Dr Carolyn Stevens
Asia Institute


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.
Course Structure & Available Subjects: • 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.
Subject Options: A thesis subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Compulsory subjects
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Elective subjects
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Not offered in 2008
Entry Requirements:

1. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to pursue successfully the course using the following criterion –

• an undergraduate degree with a major in Japanese (100 credit points or 125 credit points for the beginners stream) or a cognate discipline with a grade average of at least H2B 70% in the major, or equivalent;

2. The Selection Committee may conduct interviews or tests and may call for referee reports and employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None
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