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Graduation Requirements

Check the graduation requirements for your cohort:

Cohort 2016 and after

Single Major [B.A. (Hons.)]

To major in Japanese Studies, students need to:

  • Pass JS1101E. This will be counted towards the Faculty Core or UE requirements.
  • Pass at least 84 MCs of JS modules or JS-recognised modules or LAJ modules which include the following:
    1. JS2101
    2. JS3101
    3. no more than 24 MCs of the following LAJ modules: *
      1. LAJ1201
      2. LAJ2201
      3. LAJ2202
      4. LAJ2203
      5. LAJ3201 or LAJ3203
      6. LAJ3202 or LAJ3204 or LAJ3205 (must read one of these modules)
    4. a minimum of 60 MCs at level-3000 (including JS3101 and LAJ level-3000) or higher, with:
      1. a minimum of 40 MCs at level-4000 or higher
      2. a maximum of 2 level-5000 JS modules (subject to department's approval)

Notes:

  • To declare an Honours track, students must have completed 110 MCs, including 44 MCs in the Major, with a CAP of 3.2 and above.
  • The Honours Thesis (15 MCs) is optional. To qualify for the Honours Thesis, students must complete 110 MCs including 44 MCs of JS major requirements with a minimum CAP of 3.5. In order to obtain Honours (Highest Distinction), students must achieve a CAP of 4.5 or higher AND read and pass the Honours Thesis.
  • Students who do not attempt the Honours Thesis will read level-4000 modules to fulfil the Honours Requirements.
  • Students who may also read a level-4000 Independent Studies Module (5 MCs). The level-4000 ISM carries a pre-requisite of 100 MCs completed, including 44 MCs in the Major, with a minimum CAP of 3.2. It precludes the Honours Thesis.
  • All level-4000 modules carry a general pre-requisite of having completed 80 MCs, including 28 MCs in the Major, with a minimum CAP of 3.2 OR being on the Honours Track (some level-4000 modules may have different pre-requisites).

Single Major (B.A.)

To major in Japanese Studies, students need to:

  • Pass JS1101E. This will be counted towards the Faculty Core or UE requirements.
  • Pass at least 44 MCs of JS modules or JS-recognised modules or LAJ modules which include the following:
    1. JS2101
    2. JS3101
    3. no more than 16 MCs of the following LAJ modules: *
      1. LAJ1201
      2. LAJ2201
      3. LAJ2202
      4. LAJ2203
    4. a minimum of 20 MCs at level-3000 or higher(including JS3101)


* Notes:

  • Students who are waived from LAJ module(s) should read JS module(s) to make up the minimum MCs required.
  • LAJ4203 and LAJ4205 cannot be counted towards JS major requirements.

Cohort 2015

Single Major [B.A. (Hons.)]

Pass at least 100 MCs of JS or JS-recognised or LAJ modules, which include the following:

  • JS1101E
  • JS2101
  • JS3101
  • LAJ1201
  • LAJ2201
  • LAJ2202
  • LAJ2203
  • LAJ3201 or LAJ3203 or both
  • LAJ3202 or LAJ3204 or LAJ3205 or any 2 of the 3 modules
  • a minimum of 60 MCs at level-3000 or higher, with
    • a minimum of 40 MCs at level-4000 or higher
    • a maximum of 2 level-5000 JS modules (subject to department's approval)

Notes:

  • To declare an Honours track, students must have completed 110 MCs, including 60 MCs in the Major, with a CAP of 3.2 and above.
  • The Honours Thesis (15 MCs) is optional. To qualify for the Honours Thesis, students must complete 110 MCs including 60 MCs of JS major requirements with a minimum CAP of 3.5. In order to obtain Honours (Highest Distinction), students must achieve a CAP of 4.5 or higher AND read and pass the Honours Thesis.
  • Students who do not attempt the Honours Thesis will read level-4000 modules to fulfil the Honours Requirements.
  • Students who may also read a level-4000 Independent Studies Module (5 MCs). The level-4000 ISM carries a pre-requisite of 100 MCs completed, including 60 MCs in the Major, with a minimum CAP of 3.2. It precludes the Honours Thesis.
  • All level-4000 modules carry a general pre-requisite of having completed 80 MCs, including 28 MCs in the Major, with a minimum CAP of 3.2 OR being on the Honours Track (some level-4000 modules may have different pre-requisites).

Single Major (B.A.)

Pass at least 60 MCs of JS or JS-recognised or LAJ modules, which include the following:

  • JS1101E
  • JS2101
  • JS3101
  • LAJ1201
  • LAJ2201
  • LAJ2202
  • LAJ2203
  • a minimum of 20 MCs at level-3000 or higher (including JS3101)


Notes:

  • LAJ1201, LAJ2201, LAJ2202, LAJ2203, LAJ3201, LAJ3202, LAJ3203, LAJ3204, LAJ3205, LAJ4203 and LAJ4205 offered by the Centre for Language Studies can count towards Japanese Studies graduation requirements.
  • Students who were waived from LAJ module(s) should read higher level LAJ or JS or JS-recognised module(s) to make up the minimum MCs required.

Cohort 2012 to 2014

Single Major [B.A. (Hons.)]

Pass at least 100 MCs of JS or JS-recognised or LAJ modules, which include the following:

  • JS1101E
  • JS2101
  • JS3101
  • JS4101
  • LAJ1201
  • LAJ2201
  • LAJ2202
  • LAJ2203
  • LAJ3201 or LAJ3203 or both
  • LAJ3202 or LAJ3204 or LAJ3205 or any 2 of the 3 modules
  • a minimum of 60 MCs at level-3000 or higher, with
    • a minimum of 40 MCs at level-4000 or higher (including JS4101)
    • a maximum of 2 level-5000 JS modules (subject to department's approval)

Notes:

  • To declare an Honours track, students must have completed 110 MCs, including 60 MCs in the Major, with a CAP of 3.2 and above.
  • The Honours Thesis (15 MCs) is optional. To qualify for the Honours Thesis, students must complete 110 MCs including 60 MCs of JS major requirements with a minimum CAP of 3.5. In order to obtain Honours (Highest Distinction), students must achieve a CAP of 4.5 or higher AND read and pass the Honours Thesis.
  • Students who do not attempt the Honours Thesis will read level-4000 modules to fulfil the Honours Requirements.
  • Students who may also read a level-4000 Independent Studies Module (5 MCs). The level-4000 ISM carries a pre-requisite of 100 MCs completed, including 60 MCs in the Major, with a minimum CAP of 3.2. It precludes the Honours Thesis.
  • All level-4000 modules carry a general pre-requisite of having completed 80 MCs, including 28 MCs in the Major, with a minimum CAP of 3.2 OR being on the Honours Track (some level-4000 modules may have different pre-requisites).

Single Major (B.A.)

Pass at least 60 MCs of JS or JS-recognised or LAJ modules, which include the following:

  • JS1101E
  • JS2101
  • JS3101
  • LAJ1201
  • LAJ2201
  • LAJ2202
  • LAJ2203
  • a minimum of 20 MCs at level-3000 or higher (including JS3101)


Notes:

  • LAJ1201, LAJ2201, LAJ2202, LAJ2203, LAJ3201, LAJ3202, LAJ3203, LAJ3204, LAJ3205, LAJ4203 and LAJ4205 offered by the Centre for Language Studies can count towards Japanese Studies graduation requirements.
  • Students who were waived from LAJ module(s) should read higher level LAJ or JS or JS-recognised module(s) to make up the minimum MCs required.

Second Major (for Cohort 2016 and after)

To major in Japanese Studies, students need to:

  • Pass JS1101E. This will be counted towards the Faculty Core or UE requirements.
  • Pass at least 44 MCs of JS modules or JS-recognised modules or LAJ modules which include the following:
    1. JS2101
    2. JS3101
    3. no more than 16 MCs of the following LAJ modules: *
      1. LAJ1201
      2. LAJ2201
      3. LAJ2202
      4. LAJ2203 (must read this module)
    4. a minimum of 20 MCs at level-3000 or higher(including JS3101)


* Notes:

  • Students who are waived from LAJ module(s) should read JS module(s) to make up the minimum MCs required.
  • LAJ4203 and LAJ4205 cannot be counted towards JS major requirements.

Second Major (for Cohort 2010 to 2015)

Pass at least 48 MCs of JS or JS-recognised or LAJ modules, which include the following:

  • JS1101E
  • JS2101
  • JS3101
  • LAJ1201
  • LAJ2201
  • LAJ2202
  • a minimum of 16 MCs at level-3000 or higher (including JS3101)


Notes
:

  • LAJ1201, LAJ2201, LAJ2202, LAJ2203, LAJ3201, LAJ3202, LAJ3203, LAJ3204, LAJ3205, LAJ4203 and LAJ4205 offered by the Centre for Language Studies can count towards Japanese Studies graduation requirements.
  • Students who were waived from LAJ module(s) should read higher level LAJ or JS or JS-recognised module(s) to make up the minimum MCs required.

Minor (for Cohort 2006 and after)

Pass at least 24 MCs of JS* or JS-recognised (for minor) or LAJ modules, which include the following:

  1. JS1101E
  2. a minimum of 4 MCs of Japanese language modules (LAJ), subjected to a maximum of 12 MCs
  3. a minimum of 4 MCs of JS modules at level-3000


Notes:

  • LAJ1201, LAJ2201, LAJ2202, LAJ2203, LAJ3201, LAJ3202, LAJ3203, LAJ3204, LAJ3205, LAJ4203 and LAJ4205 offered by the Centre for Language Studies can count towards Japanese Studies graduation requirements.

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