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Japanese Studies I

Undergraduate | MAQ-JPNX1010 | 2024

Previously MAQ-JPNX101

Begin your journey to writing, reading and speaking Japanese. Learn about different components of the Japanese writing system such as hiragana and katakana. Acquire a grasp of kana scripts. Interact with online resources to test your studies.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

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Japanese Studies I

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. Develop elementary level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Japanese language.
    2. Identify, describe and evaluate a few aspects of Japanese-speaking cultures and societies.
    3. Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Japanese at elementary level.
    4. Apply relevant language conventions to create meaningful intercultural encounters.
    5. Demonstrate an awareness of some language and language use in both Japanese and English.

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-JPE101 (Not currently available)

  • MAQ-JPNX101 (Not currently available)


Info Not to count for credit for students who completed HSC Japanese Beginners Band 4 and above, HSC Japanese Continuers, HSC Japanese Extension, HSC Japanese in Context, HSC Japanese Literature
NCCW (pre-2020 units) JPS101, JPNX101

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Audio/Visual equipment
  • Other requirements - Additional materials — Computer with Japanese Fonts Other special requirement — Access to a scanner Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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