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Advanced japanese I

The course consists of the first semester of Japanese language studies on an advanced level.

The course develops in-depth proficiency in the Japanese language at an advanced level by putting emphasis on oral academic skills, stretching from summarizing scholarly texts to giving academic presentations and engaging in seminar discussions through critical thinking.


  • Course structure

    After having completed the course, students are expected to be able to read and understand texts related to East Asia in general and Japan in particular. During the last part of the course the student will orally give an account for and discuss the chosen texts.

    Teaching format

    The teaching consists of seminars.

    Attendance is mandatory.

    Course planning and resources

    Course details, planning and literature for Autumn 23 can be found in the learning platform Athena closer to the start of the semester.

    Please note that only registred students have access to downloadable resources, like PDF documents, in Athena. 


    The course is examined on the basis of two oral presentations.

    For more detailed information, please refer to the course description. The course description will be made available at least one month before the course starts.


    Examiner: Mitsuyo Kuwano Lidén

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Do you have questions about the courses in Japanese? 

    Student Councelor:

    Director of Studies:
    Johan Fresk