BA Asia Pacific Studies and Japanese
(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)
On completion of the year, students should:- be familiar with with standard Japanese pronunciation and with both Japanese syllabaries (hiragana and katakana) and approximately 250 Japanese kanji;- be able to understand and reproduce the essential features of Japanese grammar;- be able to read short texts in Japanese;- be able to translate sentences and short texts from Japanese into English and vice versa;- be able to type East Asian characters on a computer and master basic related IT skills;- be able to respond to aural comprehension questions in Japanese;- be able to conduct simple dialogues in Japanese;- demonstrate a sound basic familiarity with Asia Pacific history, politics, economy, culture, society, geography and development, particularly as relevant to Japan;- demonstrate a sound familiarity with the basic concepts and information, and the practical, technical and intellectual approaches in at least two academic disciplines;- demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to problem solving associated with these disciplines;- be able to interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of the disciplines;- be able to present structured and coherent arguments;- be able to communicate the results of their work;- be able to engage in meaningful discussion with peers and tutors within a virtual learning environment;- appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners.
Transferable (key) skills
- understand and demonstrate coherant and detailed subject knowledge and profesional competencies, some of which will be informed by reseach/scholarship in discipline;- deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within the disciplines;- demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument;- describe and comment on particular aspect of recent research and /or scholarship.- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in the disciplines;- make appropriate use of scholary reviews and primary sources;- apply their knowledge and understanding by initiating and carrying out an extended piece of work or project;- conform to profesional boundaries and norms where application.
- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied; - the exercise of intiative and personal responsibility;- analytical and critical thinking;- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situation;- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;- the ability to undertake further training of a professional or equivalent nature where appropriate.