Major Thesis - Japanese

Subject JAPN90001 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations: This is a time-based subject, taught on campus at Parkville.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meetings with the supervisor
Total Time Commitment: Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Master of Arts in Japanese Language (Thesis).
Corequisites: None.
Recommended Background Knowledge: None.
Non Allowed Subjects: None.
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Assoc Prof Carolyn Stevens


Assoc Prof 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 100%
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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.
Notes: None.
Related Course(s): Master of Arts in Japanese Language (Thesis)

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