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The BA in Japanese Studies is a four-year course. The Japanese language element is strong with 60 of the 120 credits in the first year devoted to language for beginners and 40 credits to language for advanced learners. The single honours students take core courses in Japanese History and Culture (20 credits) and Modern Japanese Society (20 credits) and have a free choice option (courses in Chinese Studies are recommended but not obligatory). Joint honours students are required to attend lectures only for the courses in History and Culture and Modern Society. Single honours students taking the advanced language programme (40 credits) take a 20 credit course in Language in Cultural Context: Reading the Television. In the second year the Language element is 40 credits and single honours students take Japanese Readings in Context (20 credits) and at least 40 credits from the optional list of units. The third year is spent in study abroad and the final year has compulsory courses in Japanese Language (20 credits), Advanced Readings in Japanese (20 credits) and a Dissertation (40 credits) as well as a range of optional courses. The dissertation is not usually available for those on joint honours programmes. The units offered in 2010-11 are listed below but there will be additional courses in 2011-12 onwards as staff return from sabbatical and a new appointee begins to teach. The current units with further information can be found at:
http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/#llc EALC10080 Japanese Language and Linguistics I 60 EALC10090 Japanese Language & Linguistics for Advanced Learners 40 EALC10112 Introduction to Japanese History and Culture 20 EALC10121 Introduction to Modern Japanese Society 20 EALC10132 Cultural Contexts of Japanese Language: Reading the Television 20 EALC20080 Japanese Language & Linguistics II 40 EALC20090 Japanese Language & Linguistics for Advanced Learners II 40 EALC20122 Perspectives on Contemporary Japan: Problems and Dynamics 20 EALC20211 Religion in Japan 20 EALC21000 Readings in Japanese Intermediate 20 EALC22000 Readings in Japanese Advanced 20 EALC22041 Girls, Culture and Society in JapanEALC30000 Final Year Japanese Language 20 EALC30012 Japanese Theatre in Historical Perspective 20 EALC32000 Advanced Readings in Japanese 20 EALC32041 Animation, Film and Social Discourse in Contemporary Japan 20 EALC33062 Buddhism and Society in Japan 20 EALC38880 Dissertation in Japanese Studies 40


Study Period Abroad All degrees involving Japanese in the title require a period of study in Japan from a minimum of 16 weeks (32 weeks recommended) for degrees with Japanese and another language. For all non-language subjects with Japanese 32 weeks is required. Partners in Japan include Kyoto University, Kobe University, Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka University, Ritsumeikan University, Hiroshima University, Kansai University, Kwanseigakuin University, Saitama University, Keio University, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Meijigakuin University, Rikkyo University, Hitotsubashi University, Waseda University, Yamagata University, Hokkaido University and this list will grow further as other agreements are currently under discussion.
Postgraduate

Research degrees are offered in Japanese and in East Asian Studies and staff can supervise in a wide range of areas and shared supervisions with colleagues elsewhere in the School are possible. There are MA programmes in Translation Studies that can be taken on a Japanese pathway and interested parties should contact the postgraduate admissions office. Currently there are several PhDs being supervised by staff in Japanese Studies. Details of staff research and publications are available on the website under staff profiles.


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Humanities Lime Grove
Manchester UK
M13 9PL
Telephone 0161 275 8311 Fax 0161 275 3031 School E-mail address smlreception@manchester.
ac.uk
Website http://www.llc.manchester.
ac.uk/subjects/east-asian/
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