Unit Set Information

Japanese (From Post-ATAR) Major

Effective from 01-JAN-2017 : Code MAAAIC

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. In this major, students 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 content, and interactive face-to-face classroom activities are combined with Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Students even get to have real-time communication with Japanese people on chat line as part of the major. The Japanese exchange programs also enable students to explore both modern and traditional Japan by studying at one of the exchange partner universities.


This unit set information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

This Major can be studied in the following courses:

Special Admission Requirements

All applicants are required to have WACE 3A/3B or equivalent language skills in Japanese. 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 this major.

Mode of Delivery

On Campus at Mount Lawley, Joondalup

Learning Outcomes

Employment Opportunities

The completion of this major provides students with better opportunities to widen their career perspectives.

Major Structure

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
JLS2203Japanese (Intermediate 3)15
JLS2204Japanese (Intermediate 4)15
JLS3403Japanese (IT Applications in Communication)15
JLS2326 *Japanese (Society)15
Plus 4 units from:
JLS3457 ^Japanese (The Arts)15
JLS3437 ^Japanese (Life and the Environment)15
JLS3447 ^Japanese (Science and Technology)15
JLS3487 ^Japanese (Travel and Trade)15
JLS3497 ^Japanese (Media)15
Note: Students may, with the Unit set Coordinators approval, substitute 1 of the units above with the following unit:
JLS2375 ^Japanese Study Abroad15

^ Core Option
* Students will be assessed to see if they have achieved the ECU minimum standard of English language proficiency in this unit. Students who don't meet the minimum standard will be provided with appropriate English language support and development.

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 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.