The Centre for Japanese Studies aims to globalize students in a competitive and cross-cultural environment. The programme focuses on the teaching of language and culture to help students to understand the Japanese society. Students are prepared to have a solid grasp of both Japanese language and culture, whose skill of Japanese and English set differs from those of students produced by other Japanese Studies Programmes in the nearby region. All graduates are trained to act as go-betweens for Japan and Macao even Mainland China, to compete in the job market or to pursue further studies overseas.
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes
The programme focuses on the teaching of Japanese language and culture in order to deepen students’ understanding of Japanese society. The intended learning outcome of the first two years is to assist students in establishing a solid linguistic foundation, which is the mastery of the four language skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) in Japanese. Based on this foundation, the upper division students will continue improving their language skills, while exploring and obtaining knowledge of Japanese society in various perspectives, as well as developing their research ability with critical thinking.
Upon completion of this programme, students should be able to:
1. communicate fluently in oral and written Japanese ;
2. examine Japanese language in the context of linguistics;
3. organize and present original projects in different aspects;
4. investigate topics and formulate critical questions in the study of Japanese culture;
5. conduct research related to Japanese society for different purposes.