Curricula Guides

Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
MPAS2157 Advanced Research Japanese I & II 5 ECTS
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MDP in Asian Studies
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Learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to enable students to read primary sources and conduct their fieldwork projects in Japan using Japanese as their working language. It focuses media and academic text reading based on the students' field of research. It also trains the students in writing conventions of different academic and formal genres of texts, as well as in skills required by correspondence and application writing. In addition, pragmatic skills such as conducting searches in different academic and media databases and assessing materials are emphasized.


Reading comprehension, presentation, mock interview, writing summary/ research proposal/ interview questionnaires, etc.

Teaching methods

Lectures 4h/week and private tutorials

Modes of study

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
On a scale of 1-5: Assignments 60%, written exam 30%, class participation/attendance 10%.

Recommended year of study

2017-2018, autumn (part I) and spring (part II).

Study materials

Textbooks (Jissen Kenkyū keikaku Sakuseihō, Academic Japanese for International Students, Japanese for International College/ Graduate Students, etc.), academic texts and primary sources (newspaper and magazine articles, etc.) based on students’ topics of interest, etc.

Further information

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
MODULE 7: Language Studies (MDP in Asian Studies)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Contemporary History
Political Science
Finnish Study Modules