Provides a thorough grounding in the language and culture of the Spanish speaking world as well as a firm grounding in the Japanese language along with understandings of Japan in historical, cultural social and global contexts.
- The course immerses students in Spanish language and Hispanic culture. It also provides in-depth knowledge on Latin America and the opportunity to learn Catalan. Alongside their study of Spanish language, students explore a range of options in visual culture (including film), area-specific history, linguistics and literature.
- Students will be studying Japanese throughout the course. The core language teaching enables students to develop various linguistic skills: speaking and writing accurately; understanding and analysing audio, video and written materials; using different registers; speaking to a group with confidence; and translating with appropriate sensitivity.
- Students follow a Japanese Studies curriculum through which they will learn about Japan-related topics in historical, linguistic, cultural, religious and other contexts, drawing on the wide range of research carried out by staff in Japanese Studies.
- The course centres around a core framework in year 1 but some choice of modules from year 2 onwards will enable students to focus on particular areas of interest in the study of Japan and East Asia.
Applicants should be aware that learning Japanese is very intensive and that a great deal of time is required for this throughout the course (extending through the summer period between years one and two, particularly for beginners). The first few weeks may be particularly intensive for those who have not encountered Japanese script and we strongly advise all applicants to ensure that they have learned at least the hiragana script prior to Week One of teaching; guidance on materials to help with this can be obtained from the language tutors.
The degree is awarded as a single class, based on the marks achieved in both languages.
- The breadth of expertise across Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American studies means that Manchester can offer an unusually broad and rich curriculum for its hispanists
- Modern language courses are taught by native speakers with specific training and as a result, both your written and your oral work are enhanced by constant exposure to accurate, idiomatic, and documented language.
- Japanese Studies at Manchester is taught by a diverse team of academic specialists in the field degree give you the opportunity either to build on existing knowledge of the language (i.e. GCSE-level or AS/A2-level or equivalent), or to study it as a beginner.
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