Course GJP23X

Japanese: Academic Writing and Research Methodology

15 Credits
First Cycle

Starts week 3, 2024

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • formulate a clear project description, with a relevant theoretical approach and discussion of methodology, for a viable research project related to Japanese language or literature
  • collect and critically examine material relevant to the project
  • write different types of academic text, such as an abstract, a review, a popular science summary, or a scientific article
  • account for basic research methods in linguistics, translation studies and literature, in a Japanese context
  • analyze the arguments used in academic texts in Japanese in detail and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of these arguments
  • discuss and explain the concepts of academic plagiarism and integrity
  • give constructive criticism of the work of another and respond to the criticism of theirs in an objective way.
Starts and ends:
week 3, 2024 - week 22, 2024
Study Rate:
Flexible (Falun)
Time of Day:
Teaching form:
English, can be given in Japanese
Entry Qualifications :
  • 120 credits at First cycle, of which a minimum of 45 credits in Japanese, including two of the courses Japanese IV: Haiku and Text Interpretation, 15 credits; Japanese IV: Introduction to Linguistics, 15 credits; Japanese IV: Introduction to Translation, 15 credits; Japanese IV: Cultural Anthropology, 15 credits; Japanese: Modern and Contemporary Literature, 15 credits; Japanese V: Practical Translation, 15 credits
Selection :
Higher education credits (1-165 credits)
Application Code:
Main field of study:
Online Education
Compulsory meetings:
0 physical
5 online
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, use a word-processing programme (e.g. Word). Plug in peripherals to your computer, install programmes and adapt installations for your computer.

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) that is not older than three years (or equivalent) and broadband connection, at least 1 Mbit/s (not mobile broadband, because mobile broadband can vary considerably in speed).

Means of Education:

Higher rate of web-based communication where our learning platform (Learn/Canvas) is a natural element of the course. Web-based meetings with sound and image where simple presentations can be held. Lectures can be broadcast live or can alternatively be made available afterwards online.

Tuition Fee
First Tuition Fee Installment:
21,750 SEK
Total Tuition Fee:
21,750 SEK
EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees.
Information on application and tuition fees:
Closed for late application
Literature List

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