Japanese Studies
Japanese Studies
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Asian and International Studies
Exclusive Majors
(Students who study the following majors are not allowed to choose this minor)
BALS (Japanese), BBAIBJ
Note: The following curriculum information is subject to periodic review and changes.

Aims of Minor

This minor program aims to develop students’ language proficiency in Japanese and to  enhance their understanding on Japanese culture. Students can study a series of Japanese courses through-out their university life. We believe that students can use the knowledge of the Japanese language and culture to become acquainted with the context and development of Sino-Japanese Studies. In addition, students are expected to enhance their professional growth, competiveness and career prospects.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Minor (MINILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Minor Degree, students should be able to:
  1. Perform proficiency of Japanese language when working or communicating with people from Japan.
  2. Apply knowledge of Japanese traditional and modern cultures to their professional careers.

Minor Requirements (18 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester B 2014/15

Under the minor program, students must take 18 credit units to fulfill the minor degree in Japanese Studies. All students must take the core course (3 credit units), and any five elective courses from Group A or B (15 credit units).

1.    Core Courses (3 credit units)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
AIS4921Japanese Culture3

2.    Electives (15 credit units from Group A/B)

       Group A (Language)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
AIS2930Elementary Japanese I3
AIS2931Elementary Japanese II3
AIS3932Integrated Japanese I3
AIS3933Integrated Japanese II3
AIS4935Practical Japanese I3

       Group B (Others)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitsRemarks
AIS2914Introduction to Japanese Society3
AIS2917An Introduction to Modern Japanese Literature3
AIS2918A Portrait of Japan : Experiencing Japanese Culture3
AIS2919The History of Cultural Exchange between China and Japan - Through Chinese and Japanese Texts3
AIS3544Comparative Management: China, Japan, and South Korea3
AIS3810AIS Study Tour3Applies only to where the destination is Japan
AIS3908Learning Japanese Language and Society through the Media3
AIS3967Practical Translation: Chinese-to-Japanese3
CAH4508East Asian Film Cultures3
LT2915Introduction to Japanese Linguistics3

Additional Information

  1. Students should contact the course coordinator (language courses) for a placement test if they intend to enrol in higher level language courses (i.e. from AIS2931 onward) during the add/drop period.
  2. Please be noted that some courses will only be offered in one semester throughout the academic year. You are highly recommended to study the time schedule to work out your study plan.
  3. AIS3810 AIS Study Tour only applies to where the destination is Japan.