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Overview

Overview

The bachelor's degree deals with modern Japan, taking into account its historical development, which can be explored either from a social or cultural and literary perspective. Language training occupies a special place. In the scientific examination of their subject, specific questions related to Japan and East Asia, tools, techniques and the history of Japanese research are dealt with. The methods and theories of the subject are also taught.
The study of the Japanese studies modules in connection with the completion of the East Asia module deals with the history, culture, literature, economy, politics and society of Japan in an East Asian context and a critical reflection.
In the study area Japanese Studies, a focus is placed on the cultural or social science examination of modern Japan. In this phase the students are introduced to general theoretical questions from the fields of cultural and literary studies or political and economic sciences as well as their methods and learn to apply them to the research topic Japan.

As part of Integrated Japanese Studies, for which students of the Japanese Studies / East Asian Studies degree can apply in their third semester, the language training is also deepened by a one-year stay at a Japanese partner university that is integrated into the curriculum. During the year abroad in Japan, students have the opportunity to gain their first independent research experience in Japan under the guidance of a Japanese university professor and to present the results in English and Japanese. In addition, the focus on Japanese studies is deepened through courses at the partner university.

Program Structure

The mono bachelor's degree in Japanese Studies / East Asian Studies comprises modules from the study areas Language, Japanese Studies, General East Asian Studies, modules related to areas and the General Vocational Preparation (ABV) study area.
Integrated Japanese Studies comprises modules from the study areas language and Japanese studies as well as modules from related areas and the study area General Vocational Preparation (ABV).

In the third semester, students can apply for admission to the Integrated Japanese Studies course, for which only a limited number of places are available. Detailed information can be found in the study and examination regulations.

At the end of the course, the exemplary deepening and differentiation of a selected field of study takes place through the independent scientific development of a self-selected problem (Bachelor thesis).

Modules in the related areas expand the specialist spectrum. In addition to the modules of the chosen core subject, the modules of the related areas are intended to provide the students with an expanded but self-contained qualification profile.

The modules of the related areas and the services provided in them must not correspond to the modules and services of the core subject and the general vocational preparation study area. Agreements with the specialist department and specialist representatives from the related areas are essential.

The general vocational preparation study area (ABV) includes an internship as well as the following areas of competence: foreign languages, information and media competence, gender & diversity competence, organizational and management competence, personal and socio-communicative competence and subject-related additional qualifications in which additional practical professional knowledge and skills are imparted will. The objectives, content and structure of the general vocational preparation study area are regulated in separate ABV study and examination regulations.

The course regulations regulate the structure and process of the course. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module as well as an exemplary course plan. The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the module examinations. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

Japanese Studies / East Asian Studies, Mono Bachelor

Language study area

Basic module Japanese I.
Basic module Japanese II
Basic module Japanese III
Basic module Japanese IV
Basic module Japanese V
Extension module Japanese I.

Japanese Studies Study Area

Introductory module Japanese Studies in Cultural Studies I
Introductory module Japanese Social Science Studies I
Introductory module Japanese Studies in Cultural Studies II
Introductory module Japanese Social Science Studies II
Extension module Japanese cultural studies
Extension module Japanese social science studies

In addition, one of the following combinations, each consisting of two modules, must be selected:

Specialization modules Japanese cultural studies I and Japanese cultural studies II
Specialization modules Social Science Studies in Japan I and Social Science Studies in Japan II

Department of General East Asian Studies

module East Asia module

 

Integrated Japanese Studies, Mono-Bachelor (application within the Bachelor's degree in Japanese Studies / East Asian Studies possible in the third semester)

Language study area

Basic module Japanese I.
Basic module Japanese II
Basic module Japanese III
Basic module Japanese IV
Extension module Japanese intensive in Japan
Specialization module Advanced Japanese I
Specialization module Advanced Japanese II

Japanese Studies Study Area

Introductory module Japanese Studies in Cultural Studies I
Introductory module Japanese Social Science Studies I
Introductory module Japanese Studies in Cultural Studies II
Introductory module Japanese Social Science Studies II
Extension module Japanese cultural studies
Extension module Japanese social science studies
module Preparation for the stay in Japan
module Japanese Studies in Japan
module Theories and Discourses of Japanology

In addition, one of the following combinations, each consisting of two modules, must be selected:

Specialization modules Japanese cultural studies I and Japanese cultural studies II
Specialization modules Social Science Studies in Japan I and Social Science Studies in Japan II

Additional entry requirements
English (level B1 GER)

Career Prospects

Bachelor graduates have scientific knowledge and practical skills that qualify them for a job or a postgraduate course. 

Activities can arise in business, media, national and international organizations as well as in educational institutions. Due to the acquired skills in the Japanese language, institutions or institutes of universities that, for example, maintain cooperation with Japanese institutions, can be considered as future employers.

Since not all graduates find a place on the narrower specialist job market, the acquisition of additional qualifications, as they are already imparted in the General Vocational Preparation (ABV) study area, as well as early orientation with regard to broader employment opportunities and the personal application strategy of of great importance for a successful career start.

A master’s degree and, if applicable, a doctorate are prerequisites for management positions or employment in research and teaching.

 

 


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