Postgraduate Diploma in Japanese Language
Course code: 2545 ~ Course abbreviation: PGradDipJapLang ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 to 3 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts
Study mode and course location
This course is designed to allow graduates who have competence equivalent to at least a basic major in Japanese (level 6 Japanese) to extend their competence in the language.
Students successfully completing this course will have: 1. a sound knowledge of diverse aspects of the academic discipline; 2. an understanding of the world view of the field of study; 3. a critical appreciation of the secondary literature in the field of study; 4. a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study; 5. advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal; 6. advanced analytical skills; 7. advanced skills relating to the ability to use relevant technology such as databases, information management systems and search engines effectively.
The course consists of 48 points, which is equivalent to one year of full-time study, however most students will take the course part-time over two or three years in order to allow them to complete sequential units. Students will normally complete one or two 6-point language units per semester.
In addition to language units (prefaced by JLG), students who have completed JLG 4120 (Japanese 12) may be able to take interpreting and translation units (prefaced by JIT).
Students will have the option of taking postgraduate units in Asian studies, Japanese studies or applied Japanese linguistics up to the value of 24 points.
Further advice on suitable units for individual students can be obtained from the school.
Schedule of units
All units are offered subject to availability of staff and sufficient enrolments and some units have an alternative year of offering (please check with the school). Some language units can be done concurrently with the permission of the coordinator.
Units in Japanese language
Units in applied Japanese linguistics
Units in Asian studies
Units in Japanese studies
Unit in linguistics
Study in Japan
Subject to the approval of the school and faculty, certain units (but no more than 50 per cent of the total requirements for the course) can be taken in Japan. The school currently maintains university-to-university agreements with about 10 Japanese universities. Opportunities exist for scholarships, and interested students should inquire with the convenor of the school's scholarship committee. Faculty approval must be obtained before students can proceed to an overseas study program.
Students may be offered an exit award of a Graduate Certificate of Arts after successful completion of 24 points.
For further study options please contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics or visit http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/prospective/course/postgraduate
Dr Robyn Spence-Brown