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Japan Society / Club Activities Anglo-Japanese Society
Future Developments In 2003, the BA degree in Japanese and Cultural Studies was launched. This programme (now re-coded T290) offers a refreshing alternative to traditional East Asian Studies packages by combining communicative language study with a range of social science pathways to produce versatile, highly employable graduates. The degree is both interdisciplinary thanks to its area studies focus, and multidisciplinary since the non-language modules span the disciplines of cultural studies, gender studies, East Asian historical studies, East Asian and international politics, film and media studies, and political geography). As such, the degree is innovative on a national scale. It has led to successful team-teaching initiatives across Newcastle's Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS). The programme is attracting increasing numbers of students. Building on this success, Newcastle plans to include a Japanese language option within the new Modern Languages and Business studies programme from 2011-12.
Problems We currently have a very unfavourable staff-student ratio of 1: 64, owing to lack of institutional funding. We therefore hope to seek external funding for additional staffing resource to further build on our success.
Address Old Library Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU
Telephone 0191 222 7441 Fax 0191 222 5442 School E-mail address marion.burn@ncl.ac.uk Website http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sml/