Courses & Units

Japanese Anime and Film HMJ334

Hobart, Launceston

Note: This unit does not count towards the core 100% major in Japanese, but may be taken as an additional elective.


This unit is a survey of the major developments in Japanese film from the 1930s to the present, studying the works of the prominent directors such as Ozu, Mizoguchi, Kurosawa, Itami, and Kore'eda. Issues such as the politics of film, gender representation, the negotiation of modernity and tradition, language, colonialism and post-colonialism and the emergence of anime will be covered. The unit is taught in English and is open to non-Japanese speakers with all films shown with subtitles.


Unit name Japanese Anime and Film
Unit code HMJ334
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
School of Humanities
Discipline Asian Languages & Studies
Teaching staff Dr B Hartley
Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2015 10/8/2015 31/8/2015 16/10/2015

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2015.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $1,812.00 091515

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  • 25% at level 100


Teaching Pattern

1 lecture and 1 tutorial weekly (13 wks). An extra optional two hours of film viewing that students are strongly encouraged to attend is also scheduled.


Folio of 4 worksheets (15%), Oral presentation (15%), 2500 word essay (30%), 2-hr written examination (40%)

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