Major Thesis - Japanese

Subject 110-512 (2009)

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Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations: This is a time-based subject, taught on campus at .
Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Assoc Prof Carolyn Stevens


Dr Carolyn Stevens
Subject Overview: A thesis of 30,000 words on a topic chosen by the student, in consultation with the supervisor.
  • have an ability to evaluate research and professional literature concerning Japan;
  • have a capacity to articulate their findings and views in oral and written presentations;
  • have an advanced understanding of major issues and sensitivities regarding Japan;
  • have a capacity to engage where appropriate with issues to do with Japan;
  • have an appreciation of the design, conduct and reporting of research.
Assessment: A thesis of 30,000 words
Prescribed Texts:
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • read extensively in Japanese language materials in their field of interest;
  • apply a specific disciplinary approach to investigating a topic on traditional or contemporary Japanese society;
  • write a thesis of 30,000 words on an approved topic.
Related Course(s): Master of Arts in Japanese Language (Thesis)

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