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Monash University

Diploma in Languages (Japanese)

Course code: 2372 ~ Course abbreviation: DipLang(Japanese) ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 3-4 years part-time concurrent with a bachelors degree ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton - P/T only)

Course description

This course provides students with the opportunity to complete a major in Japanese language and culture while studying their primary undergraduate degree. Students acquire a grasp of Japanese language (ranging from beginners to advanced levels) covering oral and written skills as well as aspects of Japanese culture and society. Higher-level units focus on popular culture, media, Japan in the Asia Pacific, and interpreting and translation. The Japanese program also offers study abroad opportunities for students of all levels.

Course structure

Course requirements

Students are required to complete a major (48 points) in Japanese. For a full outline of the units that must be taken, refer to the `Areas of study' section on the Arts faculty website at

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