Japanese IV: Language Proficiency

15 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, in modern Japanese, be able to:

  • read and understand authentic texts about Japanese society, culture and history
  • give an account of and discuss different themes within these subject areas and use adequate vocabulary
  • make a detailed argument, in speech and writing, supporting their opinions
  • follow a conversation in which fairly specialized vocabulary is used and which is carried out at normal speed
  • explain different nuances in the language.

Course Content

In this course the students further develop their ability to express themselves in modern Japanese. They work with both the written and the oral parts of the language and by using material from different subject areas, they broaden their competence in using a specialized vocabulary. Special focus is put on training the ability to defend or challenge different standpoints.


This course is examined by continuous assessment, by active participation at seminars, presentations, listening tasks, written tasks and short essays.

Forms of Study

Japanese is used as the language of tuition. Teaching is done in the form of class and group activities as well as online activities.


The Swedish grades U - VG

To receive the grade of VG on the whole course, VG is required on both modules.

Reporting of grades:
Module 1: Oral Language Proficiency (7.5 cr)
Module 2: Written Language Proficiency (7.5 cr)


  • Japanese III: Language Proficiency, 15 credits, Japanese III: The Modern Short Story, 7.5 credits and Japanese III: Reading Manga, 7.5 credits, at First cycle, or equivalent knowledge