Japanese III: Reading Manga

7.5 Credits
First Cycle
School of Language, Literatures and Learning
Subject field
Japanese (JAA)
Group of Subjects
Disciplinary Domain
Humanities, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved, 23 August 2018.
This syllabus is valid from 23 August 2018.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • express opinions in Japanese about the contents of manga they have read
  • identify and discuss different language styles and expressions used in Japanese manga
  • describe the narrative structure in sections of Japanese manga.

Course Content

The original texts of different genres of manga are studied and used as material for class discussions. A number of representative works are read and analyzed, giving an overview of different styles. Some emphasis is put on manga with a relatively large amount of text and in which the verbal expression is rich. The oral language qualities of manga are also studied in order to deepen the student’s knowledge of the different oral styles of spoken Japanese.


Continuous assessment will be used during the course. Grades will be based on regular written assignments, active performance in class and a final essay.

Forms of Study

Japanese is used as the language of tuition, with English exceptionally used as support language. Teaching takes the form of seminars and self-study activities.


The Swedish grades U–VG.


  • Japanese II: Language Proficiency 2, 15 credits, First cycle

Other Information

This course syllabus replaces JP1038.