GradCert - Japanese as a subject
If you are looking to quickly acquire skills for a new career, a graduate certificate is a great option for you.
The study of Japanese at Waikato involves the acquisition of Japanese language and the study of the history and culture of Japan.
- Applied Computing
- Artificial Intelligence
- Banking, Finance and Technology
- Communication Design
- Community Health
- Computer Science
- Data Analytics
- Design Media
- Digital Business
- Digital Learning
- Earth Sciences
- Ecology and Biodiversity
- Education and Society
- Environmental Planning
- Environmental Sciences
- Gender and Sexuality Studies
- Human Development
- Human Performance Science
- Human Resource Management
- Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
- Interface Design
- International Languages and Cultures
- Leadership Communication
- Materials Science
- Media Design
- Molecular and Cellular Biology
- Māori and Indigenous Studies
- Māori Language/Te Reo Māori
- Pacific and Indigenous Studies
- Political Science
- Population Studies
- Project Management
- Public Policy
- Public Relations
- Screen and Media Studies
- Social Policy
- Sport Development and Coaching
- Strategic Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Theatre Studies
- Tourism and Hospitality Management
- Writing Studies
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- Travel Agent
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Japanese is available as a specialisation within the International Languages and Cultures major for the BA, and as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees, or as a minor in any other degree, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled.
The aim of the specialisation is to provide students with an element of linguistic and cultural competence that better equips them for the professional and personal challenges of a globalised environment; as well as to encourage the study of languages.
International Languages and Cultures major with a specialisation in Japanese
International Languages and Cultures is available as a major for the BA, and may also be taken as a second major or as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees. A major in International Languages and Cultures with a specialisation in Japanese requires a total of 135 points and students must complete JAPAN131, JAPAN231, JAPAN232, JAPAN331 and JAPAN332.
For more information about subject requirements please refer to the Catalogue of Papers for the most up to date information.
Japanese in other majors
A minor, or specialisation in other majors requires 60 points above 100 level in Japanese, students must complete JAPAN231, JAPAN232 and JAPAN331. Within the BSc and BSc(Tech) a specialisation in Science International in Japanese is available.
The point of entry into the Japanese programme depends on previous experience. Students with little or no previous experience will start with JAPAN131. Students with 14 credits in NCEA Level 3 Japanese, or good results in NCEA Level 2 Japanese should start from JAPAN231. Students who are uncertain about where to start should contact the Convenor of Japanese.
If you have any questions and need more advice contact one of our friendly student advisors phone:
Please note: For all graduate subject requirements check the information provided in the papers section above.