Studies

STATIONARY AND NON-STATIONARY STUDIES OF THE FIRST LEVEL (BACHELOR’S DEGREE)

The first level studies at the Section of Japanese Studies last 3 years (6 semesters). Upon graduation students obtain bachelor’s diplomas in the field of Oriental Studies, specializing in Japanese Studies. Graduates of the programme is well-educated in the history of Japan from antiquity to modern times, Japanese literature, history of Japanese art and aesthetics. He or she has basic knowledge of Japan’s religion, philosophy, some aspects of Japanese
society, politics and language. Students are also educated in the history of western philosophy, theory of culture and anthropology. They mastered the Japanese language on a level enabling fluent communication. The acquired
knowledge enables them to move freely in the aspects of Japanese cultures theory and practice. They are prepared to work in cultural institutions and public administration and can apply for a second cycle programme.

First year

Information Technology 2 hrs/wk (IIsem.)
Physical education 2 hrs/wk
Occupational Safety and Care 2 hrs/wk. (I sem.)
Intellectual Property and Rights 1 hr /wk (I sem.)
University course of choice
Cultural Anthropology 2 hrs/wk
History of Philosophy 2 hrs/wk
History of Japan 2 hrs/wk
Japanese Society and Culture 2 hrs/wk
Literature and culture of Japan 2 hrs/wk
Japanese Religion and Philosophy/ Aesthetics and Art of Japan 2 hrs/wk
(II sem.)
Theory of the Japanese Language 2 hrs/wk
Practical Japanese 6 hrs/wk
Japanese Conversation – video 2 hrs/wk
Japanese Conversation – language laboratory 2 hrs/wk
Japanese Grammar 2 hrs/wk
Japanese Script 4 hrs/wk

Second year

Foreign Language 4 hrs/wk
Physical Education 2 hrs/wk
University Course of Choice
Theory of Culture 2 hrs/wk
Japanese Society and Culture 2 hrs/wk
Literature and Culture of Japan 2 hrs/wk
Japanese Religion and Philosophy/ Aesthetics and art of Japan 2 hrs/wk (I sem.)
Theory of the Japanese Language 2 hrs/wk
Practical Japanese 4 hrs/wk
Japanese Conversation – video 2 hrs/wk
Japanese Conversation – language laboratory 2 hrs/wk
Japanese grammar 2 hrs/wk
Japanese Script 2 hrs/wk
Translation Practice 2 hrs/wk
Proseminar 2 hrs/wk

Third year

Foreign language 4 hrs/wk
Level B2 foreign language exam University course of choice
Practical Japanese 2 hrs/wk
Japanese Conversation – video 2 hrs/wk
Composing Texts in Japanese 2 hrs/wk
Japanese Script 2 hrs/wk
Translation Practice 2 hrs/wk
Seminar of Choice 2 hrs/wk
Classical Japanese 2 hrs/wk
B.A Seminar 2 hrs/wk

STATIONERY AND NON-STATIONARY STUDIES OF THE SECOND LEVEL (M.A. DEGREE)

The second level studies at the Section of Japanese Studies last for 2 years (4 semesters). ). Upon graduation students obtain M.A. diplomas in the field of Oriental Studies, specializing in Japanese Studies. A graduate of the programme will have acquired a solid knowledge enabling him or her to understand and interpret the phenomena of Japanese culture, thanks to his or her research in the chosen field of: linguistics, literature or culture studies, of religion and philosophy, of history, social and political studies. The graduate will be fluent in spoken and written Japanese – both in its classical and modern form. Such education will enable him or her to work in cultural institutions (museums, media, publishing houses etc.), public administration, government agencies dealing with foreign affairs, immigrant problems, trans-cultural education and Japanese companies. The graduate is also ready to continue his education in a third cycle (PhD) programme.

First year
University Course of Choice
Introduction to Scientific Studies 2 hrs/wk. (I sem.)
Logic and Semiotics 2 hrs/wk (II sem.)
Oriental Seminar of Choice 2 hrs/wk
Methodological Classes 2 hrs/wk
Seminar of Choice 2 hrs/wk
Practical Japanese 2 hrs/wk
Japanese Conversation – video 2 hrs/wk
Composing Texts in Japanese 2 hrs/wk
Reading Source Texts – modern 2 hrs/wk
Reading Source Texts – classical 2 hrs/wk
Specialization Seminar 2 hrs/wk
Specialization Classes 2 hrs/wk (I sem.)
M.A. Seminar 2 hrs/wk

Second year
University course of choice
Practical Japanese 4 hrs/wk (III sem.)
Specialization classes 2 hrs/wk (III sem.)
M.A. seminar 2 hrs/wk