Studies at this departmentare of general humanistic rather than philological nature, special emphasis being placed on the culture of Japan. Extensive Japanese language course will enable students to master this language at an intermediate level. Apart from general subjects which constitute the core knowledge of all culture studies (philosophy, history of culture, sociology and anthropology of culture, theories of culture, culture management), in the curriculum there are also subjects which specifically focus on both classical and contemporary culture of Japan. The course covers a wide range of topics, taking into account the growing interest in many different aspects of modern Japan. It places emphasis on the latest trends in cultural and social life, including trends in mass and popular culture (film, cartoon, modern media). Modern Japan is presented against the rich background of traditional culture (classical theatre, literature, fine arts, aesthetics). As we are well aware of the growing fascination with modern Japan among candidates, we teach Japanese tradition and modern aspects of this culture simultaneously. Students can share their knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for Japan at regular Discussion Group meetings, where each year they prepare a Japanese Culture Day.
We strive to reconcile the Culture of Japan curriculum and teaching methods used in this department with a modern Information Technology profile which our university can boast, where theory is well balanced with practical skills.
Our students will get to know the most important and interesting aspects of Japanese culture, from etiquette and the ritual to everyday life, to sports activities and meditation techniques. We offer our students access to the latest information and communication media backed up by the technical support and ongoing assistance of our specialists, thus aiding the teaching process with the most modern forms of communication. Furthermore, student will learn the basics of Computer Science to prepare them for work in a modern working environment.
A good command of Japanese language will give our graduates the opportunity for practical and personal contacts with people and culture of Japan. Students can sit an optional Nihongo Noryoku Shiken examination at level 3 (in 5-1 scale). Part-time studies offer only the basic level of Japanese language (level 5of NNS) due to a smaller number of tutorial classes in this course.
Regardless of the prevailing Japanese nature of the studies, our graduates will also be able to work in professions involved with general culture. Therefore, the curriculum will comprise practical and vocational subjects related to marketing or management of culture. Graduates will be prepared to undertake Master’s degree courses in other than Culture of Japan departments (Fine Arts, Social studies).
To conclude, BA graduates from PJIIT will possess qualifications both in general culture as well as specialist practical and theoretical knowledge of Japanese culture and Japanese language. Those qualifications coupled with the knowledge of computer techniques will enable our graduates to work in any area where there is a demand for independent and creative specialists in culture studies.
Due to the necessity for the adjustment of the curriculum in line with the requirements of National Qualifications Framework for Higher Education as stated in the new Higher Education Act we wish to inform you of the possibility of change in the offered curriculum.