Bachelor's Degree - Japanese
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At Dalarna University, you can take a Bachelor's Degree in Japanese.

To be awarded a bachelor's degree in Japanese, you require the following:

  • 180 credits at the undergraduate (first cycle) level.
  • Of these 180 credits, 90 credits must be in the main field of study Japanese.
  • Completion of the degree thesis.

Two Routes to the Degree

1. If you do not have any former studies in Japanese, then you can choose to begin at level 1 and take 30 credits at all levels up to level III. At level IV, you take four courses over two semesters - in total 60 credits - and your studies conclude with the course in research methodology and the thesis. The degree is thus comprised of courses in Japanese only.

2. If you have studied Japanese previously, perhaps at a language school in Japan, then you can choose to begin your studies in Japanese from level III. You study at this level and 30 credits at level IV, then continue with 90 credits in another subject. As in 1. above, you end your studies with the course in research methodology and the thesis. The degree then in this case include courses from one or more subjects other than Japanese.

Courses in the Bachelor's Degree

The following courses can be included in the Bachelor's Degree:

Level I

  • Japanese I: Oral Proficiency (15 credits)
  • Japanese I: Language Proficiency (15 credits)
  • Modern Japan: Culture and Society (7.5 credits)

Level II

  • Japanese II: Language Proficiency (15 credits)
  • Japanese II: Language Proficiency 2 (15 credits)
  • Japanese II: Academic Writing (7.5 credits)

Level III

  • Japanese III: Language Proficiency (15 credits)
  • Japanese III: Reading Manga (7.5 credits)
  • Japanese III: The Modern Short Story (7.5 credits)

Level IV

  • Japanese IV: Language Proficiency (15 credits)
  • Japanese IV: Introduction to Linguistics (15 credits)
  • Japanese IV: Haiku and Text Interpretation (15 credits)
  • Japanese IV: Introduction to Translation (15 credits)

Level V

  • Japanese V: Practical Translation (15 credits)
  • Japanese: Academic Writing and Research Methodology (15 credits)

Bachelor's Degree Level

  • Japanese: Bachelor's Degree Thesis (15 credits)

Graduation Office

 Contact the Graduation Office for questions about your degree, including requests to receive a copy of your degree certificate.

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