Diploma of Languages (R2E)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

This version of the Diploma of Languages is no longer available. To Apply for the equivalent course, please refer to  A1D Diploma of Languages.

The benefits of studying a language go far beyond speaking another language. Language learning has been shown to positively impact your broader academic performance, engage your brain and improve your employment chances in international and national businesses.

The Diploma of Languages can be undertaken as a stand-alone qualification or in conjunction with another degree. The course is intended to provide students, with or without another degree, the opportunity to improve their language competency. It is designed to give you the same level of competence in your chose language as someone who has studied the language as a major within the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Arts with Honours.

The languages available are Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Ancient Languages at Hobart, and Chinese, Japanese and German at Launceston. Ancient Languages is also available by distance, meaning you can study anywhere, anytime online.

The course is intended to provide candidates with or without a degree the opportunity to improve their language competency. Candidates who have completed the Diploma will normally gain a level of competence in their chosen language equivalent to that of a candidate who has studied the language as a major for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

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    Complete one language major from the following

    When you study Latin and Greek, you will find an exciting new home in the languages that shaped the fundamentals of western thought in the sciences, philosophy, medicine, and literature. Beautiful and fascinating in their own right, these ancient languages provide you with a deeper understanding of modern culture, specialist technical terminologies and many modern languages through their roots in Latin and Greek. Each week you will experience the intense satisfaction of building your brain into a stronger, better, more agile resource. Understanding the precious cultural resources bound up in even 'dead' languages also exposes you to the politics of vulnerable Indigenous languages, such as the returned and reconstructed island language of Tasmania, palawa kani. 

    This is a unique course recognised as the most dynamic (and best off-campus) ancient languages course in Australasia. Our introductory units begin with Latin and are designed for students with no experience in ancient or modern languages. These units pay attention to fundamental principles of grammar, informing general understanding of language structure, and guide students through skillfully adapted texts allowing direct access to ancient thought. Our intermediate units continue to develop grammatical skills while gradually incorporating original texts. At advanced level you will read ancient texts in their original language, and begin Ancient Greek in accelerated form. The Ancient Languages Major integrates closely with Ancient Civilisations and connects with several majors in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Legal Studies. Learning Ancient Greek and Latin and reading their centuries of literature are among the great intellectual adventures, and employers recognise the analytical and creative skills such training develops.

    Available: On campus Hobart and online.

    Complete 25 points of Introductory units

    This unit is intended for students who have no previous knowledge of Latin. The unit is designed to provide a rapid survey of the language sufficient to enable students to read selected passages of adapted and original Latin. This unit…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The unit will focus on further study of Latin grammar (morphology and syntax), such as the uses of the moods and tenses of the verb, further uses of the cases, and the introduction of the passive voice. We will also…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Complete 25 points of Intermediate units

    This unit consists of a study of selected Latin texts.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit builds on the study of the ancient Latin language undertaken in HTL101 and HTL102. In it, students will complete the JACT Reading Latin textbook, including the passages of unadapted poetry and prose (Catullus, Cicero, Virgil, Horace).…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Complete 50 points of Advanced units

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    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

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    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit consists of a study of selected Latin texts.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Consists of a study of selected Latin texts.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    China is one of the world’s oldest civilisations. It is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing economies in the world. China has played an increasingly significant role in world economy and politics over the past decades. Learn more about the histories and cultures of China as you immerse yourself in Mandarin. Our program is geared toward practical use of the Chinese language and takes a holistic approach to developing your literacy in Chinese through the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. We cater for complete beginners to advanced speakers and offer many opportunities to enhance your studies by overseas study visits. The major consists of six core language units supplemented by an extensive introduction to the culture of contemporary China. At the University of Tasmania, we teach in an exciting combination of face-to-face and online modes combining the best of personal attention with the best of digital assistance to keep you motivated and constantly refining your language skills wherever you are.

    A knowledge of China with Mandarin language skills means a huge variety of diverse careers are open to you. As Australia's relations with China have expanded enormously so has the demand for skills in Chinese language and an appreciation of Chinese cultural forms. Particular industries where this demand is strongest include: diplomacy, tourism, accounting and finance, translators and interpreters, law, technology, business and education.

    Available: On campus Hobart and Launceston, and online.

    Complete 25 credit points of Introductory units

    This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of Chinese. This introductory unit is for anyone who is interested in the Chinese language and/or has the need to learn Chinese for business or academic purposes.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Building on the foundation skills taught in HMC101/XBR119, HMC102 further develops competence in beginners spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). The focus is to improve speaking and listening, reading and writing skills.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Complete 25 credit points of Introductory units

    HMC219 is designed to further develop competence in intermediate spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). The unit builds on students’ study in HMC101 and HMC102. It introduces new grammar and vocabulary as well as examples of real-world language use to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    HMC220 is designed to further develop students’ skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening of Chinese language from the foundation of HMC101/2 Chinese 1A and 1B and following on in sequence from HMC219 Chinese 2A. The focus is to expand…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit develops competence in advanced spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). It is a workshop style, participatory language unit. The unit includes 1) discussions regarding grammar and 2) student and teacher-led exercises in speaking and listening, reading and writing.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    HMC320 is the continuation of HMC319. This is a workshop style, participatory language unit. The unit includes 1) discussions regarding grammar and 2) student and teacher-led exercises in speaking and listening, reading and writing. This unit builds on your previous…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is designed to deepen your understanding of contemporary issues related to religion, ethnicity and conflict in Southeast Asia. In the introductory section of the unit, you will familiarise yourself with the history, social and political structure of countries…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit aims to develop students’ practical skills and techniques of translation from English to Chinese. It is suitable for students who are native speakers of Mandarin Chinese and its dialects. It is also suitable for heritage or non-heritage students…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is an introduction to contemporary China. The aim of this unit is to enable students to understand and critically analyse domestic and international current events and core topics related to China, which may include politics, the economy, international…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit aims to introduce students to the basic theories and principles in translation and the fundamental skills required for Chinese to English translation. It is suitable for students who are native speakers of Mandarin Chinese and its dialects. It…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This is a unit suitable for anyone curious about the challenges of communication in the 21st Century. Frequently, in our globalised society, we need to communicate with others across certain boundaries: space, different electronic mediums, time, culture and language. Even…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit, students will undertake an independent project requiring an investigation of an approved Humanities topic. Students will learn and demonstrate research skills in a multi-disciplinary cohort, but will also select and refine an individual research topic of their…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The University of Tasmania is excited to partner with Macquarie University for the teaching of our French major. Macquarie University is one of Australia’s leading universities in the study of languages.

    All core French language units will be taught online via Macquarie University. To begin your cross-institutional enrolment journey, please click on the unit you wish to study, view all details to open the full unit description, then follow the instructions in the note at the top of the unit webpage.

    See the Macquarie university  cross-institutional study for when to apply.

    Available: Online via Macquarie

    Complete 25 credit points of Introductory units

    This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of French. The unit places its main stress on the development of a sound basic knowledge of the structure of the language and on practice in the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Places its main stress on the development of a sound basic knowledge of the structure of the language and on practice in the four basic language skills bringing students to a degree of linguistic competence equivalent to level A2 of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Complete 25 credit points of Intermediate units

    Is an advanced post-TCE course which places its main emphasis on the development of a sound command of the four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Is an advanced post-TCE course which places its main emphasis on the development of a sound command of the four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Complete 50 credit points of Advanced units including 25 credit point Core unit and 25 credit points chosen from Elective units.

    Builds on the competency achieved by students in HEF216, providing further training in selected topics in French grammar and in translation.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Builds on the competency achieved by students in HEF315, providing further training in selected topics in French grammar and in translation.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Pick up the story in 1000 when the Vikings have given a kick-start to Europe's economy and the warrior mentality of the early Middle Ages is giving way to the rising aristocrats. From this starting-point, the unit will examine the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The late eighteenth century saw the beginning of revolutionary political, economic and cultural change that marked the emergence of modern nation states and cultures. France was site of the first modern political and social revolution, and came to dominate Europe…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This is a unit suitable for anyone curious about the challenges of communication in the 21st Century. Frequently, in our globalised society, we need to communicate with others across certain boundaries: space, different electronic mediums, time, culture and language. Even…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit, students will undertake an independent project requiring an investigation of an approved Humanities topic. Students will learn and demonstrate research skills in a multi-disciplinary cohort, but will also select and refine an individual research topic of their…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    German is the language of some of the world’s best-known innovators, scientists, entrepreneurs, philosophers, musicians and artists. It is spoken by approximately 100 million people in major European countries like Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Germany has the largest population in the European Union and German remains the language with the most native speakers in Europe. It is also a major community language in Australia; migration from German-speaking countries has been a part of Australia from the early nineteenth century to the present.

    Germany is a modern and culturally diverse country. The largest economy in the European Union and the fourth-largest economy in the world, its emphasis on progress and innovation has manifested itself in Australia through well-known companies like Bayer and Volkswagen. The German labour market is opening up for graduates and welcomes specialists from abroad. German language skills are an asset in many careers across international relations, business, engineering and medicine, teaching, science and music.

    Against this context, the German major at UTAS comprises the study of both German language and culture, including literature, history and society. You can commence at beginner level or a higher level if you are a background speaker. All levels of study are aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR: A1 to C2). This guarantees the international comparability and transferability of your acquired language skills. There will also be various opportunities to participate in exchanges and apply for scholarships to complete units of study in a German-speaking country, or engage in cross-institutional study in Australia. Generous scholarships are provided by German institutions such as the DAAD.

    Available: On campus Hobart and Launceston

    Complete 25 credit points of Introductory units

    This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of German. While a key goal of this unit is the acquisition of communication skills in German, the unit centres on the study of the lives, interests…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This is the continuation of HEG101 German 1A. It is an intensive beginners' unit, which in conjunction with HEG101 aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the main structures of the German language. During the four contact hours…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Complete 25 credit points of Intermediate units

    This is an intermediate unit for students with prior knowledge of German, the continuation of HEG102 Introduction to German 1B. This second-year language unit broadens students' German language competency. The four language skills are stressed and further training is provided…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This is an intermediate unit for students with prior knowledge of German, the continuation of HEG207 German 2A. This second-year language unit broadens students' German language competency. The four language skills are stressed and further training is provided in reading…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Complete 50 credit points of Advanced units including 25 credit point Core unit and 25 credit points chosen from Elective units.

    This is an advanced intermediate unit for students with prior knowledge of German. This third-year language unit broadens students' German language competency. The four language skills are stressed and further training is provided in reading and aural comprehension, speaking and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This is an upper intermediate unit for students with prior knowledge of German, the continuation of HEG315 Advanced German 3A. This third-year language unit broadens students' German language competency. The four language skills are stressed and further training is provided…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Choose 25 credit points from the following

    This unit examines the development of literary theory from the middle of the twentieth century to the present. It aims to provide students with the skills to read theory critically and to develop informed arguments in response to critical, literary…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit explores the different ways in which our everyday lives are connected increasingly to global events, issues and problems. Through three core modules – Approaches to Globalisation; Global Challenges and Threats; and, Global Futures – you will discover why…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit focuses on late-20th /early 21st Europe, analysing the degree to which pre-modern ideas of Europe continue to permeate its modern, institutional existence. Through introducing students to the rationale behind the establishment of the EU, the euro etc, this…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    European Philosophy, which includes the traditions of existentialism and phenomenology, begins with lived experience. Both traditions significantly shape our understanding of the human condition, and they have been taken up by disciplines as diverse as art, literature, architecture, film, theology,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This is a unit suitable for anyone curious about the challenges of communication in the 21st Century. Frequently, in our globalised society, we need to communicate with others across certain boundaries: space, different electronic mediums, time, culture and language. Even…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit, students will undertake an independent project requiring an investigation of an approved Humanities topic. Students will learn and demonstrate research skills in a multi-disciplinary cohort, but will also select and refine an individual research topic of their…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    You may know about Bali and Komodo dragons but after studying Indonesian you will also know that our closest neighbour has an extraordinary literary history and that knowing Indonesian is an intellectual passport to one of the most exciting and diverse cultures in South-East Asia. A better understanding of Indonesia and fluency in the language are assets for Australians. Many of Australia's key national interests, from security and borders to agriculture and trade, are heavily dependent on Indonesia. As we strengthen our strategic relations with Indonesia, the importance of your knowledge will also grow.

    Being non-scriptic and non-tonal, Indonesian is a relatively easy language to learn. It is also very accessible since it is spoken by more than 250 million people in Indonesia, and understood by the Malay-speaking population in other parts of Southeast Asia. You can study Indonesian beginner or more advanced levels. Our approachable teaching staff, with the help of high-quality interactive teaching materials, will support you to attain high fluency in the language and at the same time gain insights into various aspects of Indonesian society. You can also gain credit towards your degree by having an unforgettable experience in the in-country programs that we manage in collaboration with Australian and Indonesian institutions.

    Careers and institutions that use Indonesian speakers in Australia include NGOs, Foreign Affairs, Creative Industries, community groups and public policy.

    Available: Online and On-Campus Hobart

    This is an introductory unit for students with no prior knowledge of Indonesian. This unit will provide students with the skills to communicate and interact with Indonesian people on a range of topics, to find their way around in Indonesia,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This introductory unit builds on HMN101. It is suitable for students who have some prior Indonesian language learning. The main aim is to provide you with the vocabulary, sentence shells and cultural skills that will enable you to ask and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This is an intermediate Indonesian unit and is suitable for students who have some significant prior Indonesian language learning. The main aim is to provide you with the vocabulary, sentence shells and cultural skills that will enable you to communicate…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This is an intermediate Indonesian unit builds on HMN207. It is suitable for students who have some significant prior Indonesian language learning. Through more advanced reading, you will be introduced to more complex content. You will be provided with skills…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is designed to deepen your understanding of contemporary issues related to religion, ethnicity and conflict in Southeast Asia. In the introductory section of the unit, you will familiarise yourself with the history, social and political structure of countries…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This is an advanced Indonesian unit. It is suitable for students who have significant prior Indonesian language learning and/or background speakers. This unit enables students to read, understand, and produce more technical and formal Indonesian. The unit covers content such…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This is an advanced Indonesian unit that builds on HMN313. It is suitable for students who have significant prior Indonesian language learning and/or background speakers. This unit enables students to read, understand, and produce more technical and formal Indonesian. The…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit, students will undertake an independent project requiring an investigation of an approved Humanities topic. Students will learn and demonstrate research skills in a multi-disciplinary cohort, but will also select and refine an individual research topic of their…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Every day you may consume and hear things about Japanese popular cultures, but do you really know Japan? The third-largest economy in the world, Japan is a world leader in popular culture fields such as anime, manga and gaming. What does the popularity of the filmmaking of Hayao Miyazaki (Studio Ghibli) tell us about the world today? What are the differences and similarities between Sailor Moon and Disney’s princesses? Has the world of Pokémon Go changed people's understanding of reality and digital space? The Japanese major is a gateway to Japanese popular cultures and global literacy. Gaining critical insights through this lens can impact your understanding of your own culture in surprising ways.

    The Japanese program at the UTAS offers, concurrently with the pathways to master the Japanese language, the opportunity to enhance your critical thinking skills in global contexts. Our staff support and work closely with a vibrant student community, in which students are regularly encouraged to actively participate to enhance their study and deepen their understanding of Japanese language and culture. With a wide range of overseas study and internship options supported by generous scholarships, the program produces graduates going on to a variety of careers in fields spanning diplomacy, media, education, public service, trade, and the arts.

    We welcome from absolute beginners to more advanced students, and encourage a diversity of expression, subjects and ideas. Come and join us and grow as an effective global citizen equipped with a better understanding of the fundamental changes taking place in our dynamic region of the world and beyond.

    Available: On campus Hobart and Launceston.

    Complete 25 credit points of Introductory units.

    This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of Japanese. This unit has an emphasis on the interactive use of the Japanese language. It develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese. The unit also…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese. This unit builds on the work you learned in HMJ101. This unit, the second half of introductory Japanese, develops competence in basic spoken and written skills with an emphasis on the interactive…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Complete 25 credit points of Intermediate units

    Building on from HMJ102, the unit further develops basic grammatical knowledge and oral/aural skills. Students will learn to communicate orally in Japanese on a series of everyday life topics including foods, studying, working, shopping, travel, and housing. Attention is also…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Building on from HMJ204, the unit further develops basic grammatical knowledge and oral/aural skills. Students will learn to converse in Japanese on a series of everyday life topics including: transport, health, life and careers, communication and the media. Upon completion…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Complete 50 credit points of Advanced units.

    This unit aims to deconstruct the monolithic perception of Japanese culture and to understand Japan in terms of its relationship to its near and more distant neighbours through Asia and the Pacific. Incorporating the approach of queer studies which places…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit builds on Japanese 2A and 2B to consolidate the grammar, vocabulary and kanji foundation built during students' study at the beginner-intermediate level. In addition to focusing on developing students' ability to read Japanese texts (through kanji reading and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Building on previous Japanese language study, this unit aims to develop students' oral skills and production skills both in spoken and written formats. Students will develop conversation skills beyond everyday life situations through group work with unit classmates as well…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit, students will undertake an independent project requiring an investigation of an approved Humanities topic. Students will learn and demonstrate research skills in a multi-disciplinary cohort, but will also select and refine an individual research topic of their…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Entry requirements

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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