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Japanese Major  

Are you into Japanese manga, anime, novels, films, games, technology, cuisines or Tokyo fashion? Perhaps creators such as Miyazaki Hayao or Murakami Haruki? Find your own version of “cool Japan” by learning the language. Students in the Japanese majors learn all aspects of the Japanese language and concentrate on developing practical communicative competence in Japanese. A wide range of topics including Japanese Media and Japanese Society are covered within the course structure and interactive face to face classroom activities are combined with computer assisted language learning (CALL). You even get to have real-time communications with Japanese people on chat line as part of the course. ECU’s Japanese exchange programs also enable you to explore both modern and traditional Japan by studying at one of the exchange partner universities. The completion of ECU’s dynamic Japanese major will definitely give you better opportunities to widen your career perspectives.

The Major in Japanese from post ATAR level comprises 120 credit points, eight (8) units: no more than 30 credit points (two (2) units) at Level One and no less than 45 credit points (three (3) units) at Level Three as available.


Applicants for the advanced (post-ATAR) language majors and minors will require WACE 3A/3B, or equivalent language skills in the relevant language.


There is an additional special conditions for entry into the Japanese Majors or Minors: Native speakers of Japanese who have completed their compulsory education in Japan and/or in a Japanese educational institution overseas (i.e., six years at primary and three years at junior high school) are not eligible to enrol in a Japanese Major or Minor.  

This unit set is available on Mt Lawley Campus.
This unit set is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:
JLS1165 Japanese (Japan and Its People) 15
JLS1275 Japanese (Japanese Customs and Idioms) 15
JLS3403 Japanese (IT Applications in Communication) 15
JLS2326 Japanese (Society) 15
Plus 60 credit points from the following, at least TWO (2) of which must be coded at Level Three:
JLS2375 Japanese Study Abroad 15
JLS2336 Japanese (Life and the Environment) 15
JLS3437 Japanese (Life and the Environment) 15
JLS2346 Japanese (Science and Technology) 15
JLS3447 Japanese (Science and Technology) 15
JLS2356 Japanese (The Arts) 15
JLS3457 Japanese (The Arts) 15
JLS2386 Japanese (Travel and Trade) 15
JLS3487 Japanese (Travel and Trade) 15
JLS2396 Japanese (Media) 15
JLS3497 Japanese (Media) 15
Students in the Japanese Major from Post ATAR Level may, with the approval of the Japanese Coordinator, substitute the following unit for JLS2326 Japanese (Society)
JLS3427 Japanese (Society) 15

Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013