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    (Original post by Tommles)
    I have no idea what Korean is like as a language. But I do know that you are strongly discouraged from taking another East Asian language - you'd have to go talk to the module co-ordinator about it - but since you have done A-Level Japanese they might let you. I know someone last year was allowed to do Chinese (but they later dropped out of the uni).

    I don't believe there is a Korean for non-specialists module, so you'd be in the same classes as people doing BA Korean Studies, I think. So you'd have a very heavy workload.

    Personally I wouldn't, people who want to do some Korean tend to do it in 2nd year or 4th year, once they have got a good grounding in Japanese.
    oh ok thnx for the heads up i might do it in second year then haha im so excited that i went thru my A2 japanese folder and looked ova my essays and kanji. gd times!
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    I was reading on the website about choosing our modules and I'm confused, I'm wondering if someone who gets it could explain it to me...

    Basically what I don't get is whether unrestricted modules mean we could take anything from any department, like... a science module or something or they are modules we have to pick from within our own department... I'm just mega confused
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    (Original post by Kortnie)
    I was reading on the website about choosing our modules and I'm confused, I'm wondering if someone who gets it could explain it to me...

    Basically what I don't get is whether unrestricted modules mean we could take anything from any department, like... a science module or something or they are modules we have to pick from within our own department... I'm just mega confused
    Unrestricted means take whatever you want IIRC.

    Keep in mind that the number of credits on the 2011 list is most likely wrong and the 2010 list looks much more sensible.
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    (Original post by avila)
    Unrestricted means take whatever you want IIRC.

    Keep in mind that the number of credits on the 2011 list is most likely wrong and the 2010 list looks much more sensible.
    when u say unrestricted could i do any module lol
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    If I were going off the 2010 list and not switching to dual honours with Spanish, I'd probably pick these modules:

    1st year:

    Japanese Politics
    Japanese History
    Beginners' German I

    2nd year:

    Evolution of the Japanese Language
    Understanding Japan Through Contemporary Texts
    East Asian Cinema
    Beginners' German II

    4th year:

    The Japanese Written Language Since 1800
    Beginners' German III


    Though I probably can't pick a certain mixture of those due to the semesters...
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    I wanna do

    Japanese Politics
    Japan's Economy and Management
    Chinese Economic Development
    Contemporary Chinese Politics

    in first year. If I can, anyway. Learning about our future Chinese overlords is important. :V

    There was one German module that was 100% coursework but it includes too much reading, I think. :yucky:
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    (Original post by avila)
    I wanna do

    Japanese Politics
    Japan's Economy and Management
    Chinese Economic Development
    Contemporary Chinese Politics

    in first year. If I can, anyway. Learning about our future Chinese overlords is important. :V

    There was one German module that was 100% coursework but it includes too much reading, I think. :yucky:
    I'm amazed the only prerequisite is 'Elementary Word Processing'... I'm guessing they teach you how to speak German before they dive into examining 'contextual formation'?!
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    (Original post by GuineaPrig)
    I'm amazed the only prerequisite is 'Elementary Word Processing'... I'm guessing they teach you how to speak German before they dive into examining 'contextual formation'?!
    Well,

    (Original post by Germanic Studies Handbook)
    GER114 Deutschland Erlesen: Texte lesen und verstehen
    (Semesters One and Two, 20 credits)
    Would you like to improve your German language skills and find out more about the German culture of today? In this module, we will look at contemporary texts from a variety of genres and topics, including short stories, poems and magazine articles. The aims are to find out about German identity and culture, but we will also examine selected grammatical features of the language. The module will be portfolio assessed, which gives you the chance to focus on your personal interests in greater detail. Taught in German.
    Cool kid-- German speakers only, I guess. Which is weird though, since it's a first-year module and people sort of do Germanic Studies... to learn German. Given that, I wonder what that module would be like. I'm going to send the guy who lectures it an email.
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    (Original post by avila)



    Cool kid-- German speakers only, I guess. Which is weird though, since it's a first-year module and people sort of do Germanic Studies... to learn German. Given that, I wonder what that module would be like. I'm going to send the guy who lectures it an email.
    Where did you find that more in-depth module description, is there one for the Japanese modules? The description is different from the one on that module list :O

    edit: also, teach me German plz oh master of German.
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    (Original post by avila)
    Unrestricted means take whatever you want IIRC.

    Keep in mind that the number of credits on the 2011 list is most likely wrong and the 2010 list looks much more sensible.
    IIRC?

    Ah I was only directed to the 2011 list which is what confused me

    So b is approved modules and c is unrestricted and can come from any department?
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    (Original post by Kortnie)
    IIRC?

    Ah I was only directed to the 2011 list which is what confused me

    So b is approved modules and c is unrestricted and can come from any department?
    IIRC = If I recall correctly.
    Guess that acronym is not used much anymore. I must be getting old.

    B is sort of a like a "pick your poison" thing; you have to do 20 credits from that small list. C can come from any department. The entire thing has to add up to 120 in the end. That's how I understand it, anyway.
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    (Original post by GuineaPrig)
    Where did you find that more in-depth module description, is there one for the Japanese modules? The description is different from the one on that module list :O

    edit: also, teach me German plz oh master of German.
    I'll teach you some German during that proposed fresher's week meet-up. :O

    Anyway, I googled the module code and found a Word document with all the German language module descriptions. Try it for some of the Spanish modules you're thinking about taking; you might get lucky.

    There isn't one for Japanese modules, I think. SEAS doesn't have a shiny handbook with in-depth descriptions available online from what it looks like. There's an ooooold one floating around the interwebs, but it's probably totally outdated by now. Other than that, I only found the August 2010 resit timetable... yay (-_-);


    Edit: Here, have a description for Japanese History though. I got that ages ago by asking for it via e-mail. :x
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    (Original post by avila)
    I'll teach you some German during that proposed fresher's week meet-up. :O

    Anyway, I googled the module code and found a Word document with all the German language module descriptions. Try it for some of the Spanish modules you're thinking about taking; you might get lucky.

    There isn't one for Japanese modules, I think. SEAS doesn't have a shiny handbook with in-depth descriptions available online from what it looks like. There's an ooooold one floating around the interwebs, but it's probably totally outdated by now. Other than that, I only found the August 2010 resit timetable... yay (-_-);

    Edit: Here, have a description for Japanese History though. I got that ages ago by asking for it via e-mail. :x


    Excellent work, detective. Thanks!

    Considering signing up to Skritter.com, it would be useful to make flashcard lists for each weeks' kanji and ensure I know the stroke order etc. I respond well to that type of rote learning. <__>
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    (Original post by avila)
    IIRC = If I recall correctly.
    Guess that acronym is not used much anymore. I must be getting old.

    B is sort of a like a "pick your poison" thing; you have to do 20 credits from that small list. C can come from any department. The entire thing has to add up to 120 in the end. That's how I understand it, anyway.
    Hah i'm terrible with acronyms

    Ahh awesome, I assumed that but just wanted to see what someone else thought

    That's amazing, gonna have a big think over what to pick now :')
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    http://www-online.shef.ac.uk:3001/pl...+Asian+Studies

    Coooooooooooool. I wonder if this is accurate though.

    I want to take-

    Japanese Politics
    Japan's Economy and Management
    Japan's Minorities
    Gender and Society in Japan
    Evolution of the Japanese Language
    Contemporary Chinese Politics
    Chinese Culture and Society

    ....Actually...I want to take most of the stuff listed so I'll stop now XD

    In my first year I hope to take-

    Japanese Politics
    Japan's Economy and Management
    Chinese Culture and Society
    German Beginners

    Also, anyone know how to log into Muse yet?
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    (Original post by 07734)
    Also, anyone know how to log into Muse yet?
    No, not yet. I wanna poke around it and investigate! Yay you wanna learn German too
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    You have to be allocated your email and password which wont happen until you get here im afraid.
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    (Original post by GuineaPrig)
    Considering signing up to Skritter.com, it would be useful to make flashcard lists for each weeks' kanji and ensure I know the stroke order etc. I respond well to that type of rote learning. <__>
    ヾ(@^▽^@)ノ ワーイ

    You've just made my tablet pc a billion gajillion times more useful. Thank you so much!
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    (Original post by avila)
    ヾ(@^▽^@)ノ ワーイ

    You've just made my tablet pc a billion gajillion times more useful. Thank you so much!
    Hah! Glad I could help. I signed up to it yesterday as well, should be very useful.
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    (Original post by GuineaPrig)
    Yay you wanna learn German too
    Yey, joooooooin me! I'D love a fellow Japanese student to be there too.
 
 
 
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