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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Extended Essay (Japanese Language and Culture) 1

Module Code:
Unit value:
Year of study:
Year 2 or Year 3
Taught in:
Term 1
Students are appointed a supervisor by the course convenor. Students are expected to carry out independent study on an approved subject.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

At the end of a course, a student should be able to demonstrate the ability to carry out research using Japanese language materials and provide an orderly synthesis of their findings.


A maximum of five hours’ supervision will be given throughout the term/year.

Scope and syllabus

The course involves writing a 5,000 word essay in English on an approved topic in Japanese. It provides an opportunity for independent study or research separate from the ISP. The essay will be supervised by a named teacher.

Method of assessment

One 5,000 word essay (in English) (100%).

This is a term 1 course; therefore you should aim to submit your assignment by day 1 of term 2. The final deadline, after which you will be penalised for late submission, is Friday week 1, term 3.

Suggested reading

As directed by supervisor