Course Description

University Compulsory Courses

1.1 Buddhism I (AGB101)

This course discusses the essence of God Almighty in the Holy Book UDANA VIII, the birth of P. Sidarta for Six Years and Achieving the Perfect Illustration of Buddhism, the Discipline of Dharma in the Garden of Isipatana, the Formation of Sangha, the True Law Prevailing in the 31 Realms of Life, the Realms of Arupa Loka, Rupa Loka and Karma Loka, and the Law of Karma.

1.2 Confucianism I (AGC101)*

This course discusses: a). knowledge, basic values and examples of the application of Confucianism, b) encouragement to become a Junzi (the virtuous man) harmonizing the relationship between Tian (God), Di (the Universe), and Ren (Human); c).  glorifying the Five Civil Relations (Wu Lun), applying the principle of Zhi Ren Yong (Wise, Loving and Brave) as a real form of venerating Tian, d).  respecting the ancestors. e). essential virtuous values in life.

1.3 Hinduism I (AGH101)

This course discusses: a). the Conception of God (Brahma  Vidya), b). Catur Marga Yoga, c).  the Essence of Hindu Human Beings I, d). the Essence of Hindu Human Beings II, d). Ethics and Morality I, e). Ethics and Morality II, f). Science and Technology in Hindu Perspective I, II, g). Inter-religious Harmony, h). the Working Community of Jagadhita, i). Culture as an Experience of Hinduism, j). Politics According to the Hindu Perspective, Hinduism in the Framework of Enforcing Justice.

 1.4 Islam I (AGI101)

This course discusses : a). The concept of deity in Islam, b) .Eeman, devotion and Their Implementation in Life, c). The Human Nature according to Islam, d). Law, Human Rights and Democracy in Islam, e). Islamic Law and the Contributions of Indonesian Muslims, f). Ethics, Moral and Akhlaq, g). Science and Technology in Islam, h). Civil Society, i). Inter-religious Harmony, j). Islamic Economics and People’s Welfare, k). Culture and Art in Islam, and l). Islamic Political Systems.

1.5 Catholicism I (AGK101)

This course discusses:

  1. The One Almighty God
  2. Humans
  3. Moral Ethics
  4. Dialogue and Inter-religious Harmony
  5. Science and Technology and the Catholic Faith
  6. Culture and the Catholic Faith
  7. Faith and Socio-Politics
  8. Law, Human Rights, and Democracy

1.6 Protestantism I (AGP101)

Protestant Christianity religion is a subject that discusses religion as a source of values and guidance in the development of Christian personality that upholds human prestige and dignity. This course is based on the components of Competency-Based Curriculum (KBK), consisting of Competencies, Contents of Study, Sub Study and the whole process of learning including methodology and evaluation. The Contents of Study have been determined by the Directorate General of Higher Education through Decree no. 38/Dikti/Kep/2002.

  1. Bahasa Indonesia (BAI101)

This course discusses: a) the history, function, and position of the Indonesian language, b) the language variants, c) improved spelling, effective sentences, and paragraph development d) scientific writing (the systematics of  scientific essays, citing techniques, bibliography, as well as layout in scientific writing), e) scientific presentations.

  1. Zero Shokyu Nihongo (Japanese Language for Beginner) (BAJ102)

This course covers: 1) The use of predicate-nominative sentences, 2) The use of predicate-verb sentences, 3) The use of predicate-adjective sentences, 4) The use of comparative sentences, 5) The use of sentence patterns indicating wish/desire, 6) The use of sentence patterns indicating demand and 6) The use of sentence patterns that show permission and prohibitions, 7) Making compound sentences, 8) The use of sentences indicating obligations, 9) The use of sentence patterns indicating ability, 10) Making sentences that indicate a change of state or an object, 11 ) The use of sentences in futsutai form.

  1. Hyoki (the Basics of Japanese Letters Writing) (BAJ107)

This course covers the basics of Japanese writing:  1) hiragana,  2)  katakana,  and  3) 200 basic kanji.

  1. Hatsuon (Pronunciation) (BAJ109)

Speech, how to pronounce the hiragana letters  (letters A, I, U, E, O; letters Ka, Ki, Ku, Ke, Ko; letters sa, shi, su, se, so; and letters ta, chi, tsu, te, to), and the vocabulary formed by the letters.  Exercises of listening and pronouncing the sounds of letters from the NA, MA, YES, RA, and WA strings of letters. Exercises of listening and pronouncing the ZA, DA PA, and BA strings of letters, the letter N and its sound variations, and the Kya strings of letters. Exercises of listening and pronouncing the HA, SHA, CHA, and RYA strings of letters, dual sounds, and long sounds. Videos of Mukashi Banashi (Urashima taro, Yuki Onna, Musubi Kororin) in Japanese language accents. Erin Chosen videos, simple Japanese conversation (Minna no Nihongo chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7), simple Japanese language conversations (Minna no Nihongo chapters 8, 9, and 10), sentence patterns, instructions and conversations in simple Japanese language (Minna no Nihongo chapters 11, 12, 13, and 14), watching Erin VCF Vol. 1, sentence patterns, instructions and conversations in simple Japanese (Minna no Nihongo chapters 17 and 18).

  1. Introduction to Cultural Studies (BUK101)

This course discusses (1) the relationship between humans and culture, (2) humans and civilization, (3) contents of culture, (4) forms of culture, (5) institutions of culture, (5) cultural systems and values.

  1. Pancasila (NOP103)

This course discusses: a) Pancasila in the history of Indonesia, b) Pancasila as the State’s Foundation (its position in Indonesia legal system, the philosophical aspects of Pancasila, its values as an open ideology and Pancasila as the ultimate source of laws (c) Pancasila as a State Ideology, d) Pancasila as a System of Philosophy, e) Pancasila as Moral and Ethical Systems, f) Pancasila as Basic Values for Science Development.

  1. Introduction to Philosophy and Dialectics of Thought (PHB102)

This course discusses the foundation of science reviews that leads students to be able to think logically-scientifically and the list of figures and major schools in philosophical thinking that influence the development of science in general, and literary science in particular.

  1. English I (BAE111)

This course covers English grammar with specific exercises aimed at improving students’ skills in switching from English to Indonesian or vice versa both orally and in writing. In addition, students are expected to master the ELPT to support their competence in English.

  1. Shokyu Nihongo (Basic Japanese Language) (BAJ103) Requirement: Zero Shokyu Nihongo (Japanese for Beginner)

This course is a continuation of Zero Shokyu Nihongo (chapters 21-41). This course discusses the types of basic patterns in Japanese language such as: expressing/explaining a reason, expressing personal opinions, the use of noun phrases (dependent clauses in an independent clause), expressing suggestions, verbs related to the concept of time, the forms of casual sentences (non-formal), potential verbs, wishes/plans, verbs related to previous activities (preparation), suggestions, imperatives, prohibitions, giving-receiving sentences (juju hyougen), sentences using conditions (joukenbun), passive sentences, forms of imperatives and prohibitions, forms of prediction or assumption.

  1. Shokyu Chokai (Basic Listening) (BAJ104) Requirement: Hatsuon (Pronunciation).

This course discusses stories, conversations, and question-and-answer that are adapted to basic grammar.

  1. Dokkai Nyumon (Basic Reading Comprehension) (BAJ106)

This course discusses the following readings: Koukousei 3.985 nin ni Kikimashita, Takarakuji     Ganbaru Taimu, Souzou Doubutsu, Edo Jidai, Sumou,  Shousetsuka no isshou,  Okinawa, Terebi Housou,  Ko-hi- wo Nomu koto,  Nihongo de Onegaishimasu, shourai, Space Suttle noseikatsu wa dou desuka., Ninja,  Hiru gohan wa dokode? Nani wo?,  watashi no Shippai, Nihon de ichiban,   Ichi gatsu tsuitachi,  20 Seiki no yosou, Oogoe Taikai, Anata no Kuni dewa?, Jidouhanbaiki, Doubutsu no Me. 55 Nen kakatte go-ruin shita Nihon jin Senshu, Keshitaimono, Taitaanikku,. Joushiki, Readings from Worksheets Noryokushiken  Dokkai N4 dan N5.

  1. Kanji Nyumon (Basic Kanji) (BAJ108) Requirement: Elementary Hyoki (Japanese Letters Writing)

This course covers 200 basic kanji letters, such as:

Bushu kanji, kanji which states the relationship between humans, kanji in the forms of adjectives, kanji which means movement, kanji affixes, kanji which means positions, kanji which means state administrative institutions, kanji of verbs, nouns formed with a combination of kanji (jukugo), kanji in the form of hobbies, kanji verbs that have opposite meanings, kanji associated with the wedding ceremony.

  1. Introduction to General Linguistics (LII101)

This course aims to lead the students to understand linguistics as the bases of literacy and linguistic studies. The topics include (1) definition, characteristics, functions, and models of linguistics, (2) linguistic compartmentalisation on micro and macro levels, (2) the basics of linguistic school of thoughts.

  1. Civics Education (NOP104)

This course contains the concepts and description of situations related to strengthening the citizen characters within the nation and the state, addressing actual situations in the nation, and discussing the following topics: Civic education oriented at strengthening the national character and identity, State and Constitution, Citizens’ Rights and Obligations, Indonesian Democracy, State Law and Human Rights, Archipelagic Concept as Indonesian Geopolitics, National Resilience, and National Integration. The phenomena of globalisation, human rights and democracy (of politics and economy) as well as recent dynamics in Indonesia such as Anti Corruption Education.

  1. Science Philosophy (PHB101)

Science philosophy explains: a) the history of science philosophy, b) the relationships between philosophy, science philosophy, and science, c) the role of science philosophy in the development of science, d) the role of the scientific thinking to the diversity of science; e) the basis of science studies (ontology, epistemology and axiology); f) methods of scientific thinking, g) about truth, and h) the relationships between culture and science and technology.

  1. Introduction to General Literature (SSJ101)

This course contains the nature of literary works, the branches of literary studies, and the relationship between literature and other sciences.

  1. Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy) (BAJ305)

This course covers:

  1. The techniques of writing Japanese letters beautifully using ink, brushes and special media in the forms of practice of writing horizontal, vertical, curved and right-angled lines.
  2. Writing practice based on pressure and the line’s thickness according to the letters being written. With the ability to write beautifully and orderly, students are expected to better understand the beauty and philosophy of Japanese letters, especially kanji. This, in ,is expected to increase students’ interest and skills in Japanese language and kanji itself.
  3. Kaiwa Nyumon (Basic Conversation) (BAJ105)

This lecture covers conversations with the topics of everyday life and simple presentations on the related themes. The goal is that students can express their ideas or thoughts in the conversations and presentations using the grammar given during the first and second semesters. Themes include: self-introduction (自己 紹 介), inviting (誘 う), travel (旅ical), hobbies (趣味 っ て お も し ろ い!), famous people in my country (私 の 国 の 有名 な 人), directions (ど う や っ て 行 き ま す か), what I like and I do not like about Japan (日本 の 好 き な こ と と き ら い な こ と), asking for help (頼 む).

  1. Shochukyu Nihongo (Low Intermediate Japanese Language) (BAJ203) Requirement: Shokyu Nihongo (Basic Japanese Language).

This course covers sentence patterns and expressions at the pre-intermediate level or the N4 level of Japanese Language Proficiency Test. The sentence patterns studied are: phrases of prediction, conditional sentences (Jokenbun), time-related phrases, causative sentences, polite language (keigo), ordinary forms (futsukei), Jibun to aite to no kankei.

  1. Shochukyu Chokai (Low Intermediate Listening) (BAJ205) Requirement: Shokyu Chokai (Basic Listening).

This course focuses on understanding conversations in Japanese with grammatical structure at low intermediate level (Level N4-3 JLPT), as well as understanding other communication forms, such as announcement and etc.

  1. Shochukyu Dokkai (Low Intermediate Reading Comprehension) (BAJ209) Requirement: Dokkai Nyumon (Basic Reading Comprehension).

This course enables students to contextually comprehend reading texts and correctly use references, pronouns, and particles in a reading passage.

  1. Nichijo Kanji (Everyday Kanji) (BAJ211) Requirement : Kanji Nyumon (Basic Kanji)

As the continuation of Kanji I, this course requires students to learn 250 new Kanji used to symbolize vocabulary related to seasons, occupations, travels, transportations, utensils, economics, expression of feeling, parts of the body, adjectives, geography, electronic devices, university life, CV, history, as well as abstract ideas and concepts.

  1. Sakubun Nyumon (Basic Writing) (BAJ213)

This course teaches students the steps and methods to compose simple composition on genkoyoshi. The themes of the composition include Jiko Shokai (Self-Introduction), Watashi no Kazoku (My family), Kino tabeta mono (What I had for meal yesterday), Watashi no shumatsu (My weekend), Jibun no Mono no Setsumei (My possession), Watashi no Kaban no Naka (Things in my bag), Sukina Tabemono (My favourite food), Watashi no Shumi (My hobbies), Moshi ~tara (If ~), Watashi no Yume (My dream)

  1. Nihongogaku Nyumon (Introduction to Japanese Linguistics) (LIJ301)

This course covers general discussions on branches of linguistics, namely: 1) Phonology, 2) Phonetics, 3) Morphology, 4) Syntax, 5) Semantics, 6) Pragmatics, and 7) Sociolinguistics.

  1. Nihon Shakai Nyumon (Introduction to Japanese Society) (SOJ202)

This course teaches students about 1) ie system, 2) changes of the family sistem from ie ke kaku kazoku, 3) changes in Japanese society, 4) formation criteria and group structure in Japanese society, 5) contemporary Japanese society, 6) Japanese education system, 7) variety in workplace and workforce, 8) Minority groups: ethnicity and discrimination, 9) Japanese youth, 10) women at work and domestic sphere.

  1. Nihon Bunka Nyumon (Introduction to Japanese Culture) (SOJ301)

This course introduces students to Japanese traditions and rituals from birth to death, religious tradition, matsuri, marriage system and customs (shukan).

  1. Nihon Bungaku Nyumon (Introduction to Japanese Literature) (SSJ201)

This course discusses the peculiarities and aesthetical conversions of Japanese Literature.

  1. Computer Application (SIK201)

This courses teaches students how to use office programs, particularly those with Japanese alphabet, search engines and the internet.

  1. Nihon Seiji (Japanese Politics and Governance) (SOP327)

This course is designed for students seeking to understand the government and political system in Modern Japan, and how they are different from the system in other countries.

  1. Chukyu Nihongo (Intermediate Japanese Language) (BAJ204) Requirement: Shochukyu Nihongo (Low Intermediate Japanese Language).

This course covers the following topics: differenting verbs from koto and no particle, compound sentence to express time, compound sentence to express condition (if/wish), compound sentence with conjunction, compound sentence to express cause and effect, compound sentence to express refusal, and phrases that function as particles.

  1. Chukyu Chokai (Intermediate Listening) (BAJ206) Requirement: Shochukyu Chokai (Low Intermediate Listening).

As the continuation of shochukyu chokai, this course provides students with listening practices in various themes, such as Japanese traditional culture, the development of Japanese transportation, disaster management in Japan, preparing Japanese dishes, news about Japanese consumption data and Japanese Folklore. This course also allows students to practice working on Chokau Nouryoku shiken N3.

  1. Nichijo Kaiwa (Everyday Conversation) (BAJ207) Requirement: Kaiwa Nyumon (Basic Conversation)

This course is designed for fourth semester students as the continuation of Kaiwa Nyumon (Basic Conversation). In this course, students are encouraged to practice speaking and play roles (performing a conversation using Japanese expression accurately based on the given situation), express ideas and opinions, debate and perform Japan-related discussion in small groups, and practice introducing themselves in an interview session with a Japanese native speaker. The themes selected are related to daily situation that will help students to develop speaking skills to enable them to interact with Japanese both in Indonesia and in Japan. Among the popular themes are 「頼む」asking for help to others with higher position, 「許可を求める」asking permission, 「国の料理の作り方を説明する」showing how to cook Indonesian food, 「アドバイスを挙げる・もらう」giving and responding to suggestions, 「意見を言おう」expressing ideas and opinion, 「日本のいいことと良くないことについて意見を言おう」expressing opinions about good and bad things related to Japan, and 「面接を受ける」interviewing with Japanese native speakers.

  1. Chukyu Dokkai (Intermediate Reading Comprehension) (BAJ210) Requirement: Shochukyu Dokkai (Low Intermediate Reading Comprehension).

This course is the continuation of Shochukyu Dokkai. This course facilitates students to practice reading texts in various themes, including culture, literature, and linguistics. Students also practice reading graphs and figures in texts that contain specific expressions and terms taught in Chukyu Nihongo. The themes covers 適職判断テスト (a test to identify apprpriate jobs for the students), 敬語は必要か( Is Keigo needed?).  コンビニ (Convenient Store), むじな怪談 (a story of a flat faced ghost), 祗園祭り (Gion Matsuri/festival), メディア時代 (medieval era), 日本の旅行ガイド (tourism guides in Japan), あいづち (Aizuchi),ありがとう (Thanking), ことわざのおもしろさ (interesting sides of proverbs and quotation), 昔話について (folklore), 玄関 (Genkan), 日本人と. Students are also given practices to develop their skill in reading graphs and figures frequently used in main and supplementary reading texts for JLPT N3.

  1. Chukyu Kanji (Intermediate Kanji) (BAJ212) Requirement: Nichijo Kanji (Everyday Kanji).

This course is the continuation of Everyday Kanji. This course teaches students another 250 kanji related to characteristics and emotional feelings of human being and human relationship, as well as nature and daily life in Japan (such as traffic, school, and community). This course also covers Kanji verbs, including those used to indicate movement.

  1. Shochukyu Sakubun (Low Intermediate Writing) (BAJ214) Requirement: Sakubun Nyumon (Basic Composition).

This course covers techniques for writing: 1) an email for request, 2) recipes, 3) places to visit, 4) information about Japanese Language, 5) comparisons, 6) valuable possessions, 7) posters in Japanese, and 8) a CV.

  1. Nihon Jijo (Japanese Institutions) (SOJ201)

This course covers topics related to Japanese geographical situation, foods, housing, daily life, workers, traditional entertainment, sports, etiquette and feeling, industry, and environmental problems. By understanding these topics, students are expected to be well informed about Japan.

  1. Kodai Nihon Shi (History of Ancient Japan) (SJD206)

This course teaches students the origins of Japanese, the emergence and developments of Japanese emperors and its major cultural heritages prior to 1868 (Meiji Era).

  1. Nihon Bungaku Shi (History of Japanese Literature) (SJS301) Requirement: Nihon Bungaku Nyumon (Introduction to Japanese Literature).

This course focuses on the historical development of Japanese literary works that include classical and modern works.

  1. Imiron (Semantics) (LIJ302) Requirements: Introduction to General Linguistics and Nihongogaku Nyumon (Introduction to Japanese Studies).

This course covers several topics, namely: 1) the concept of meaning including the characteristics of Japanese vocabularies, meaning differences, idioms, parables, the different meaning and uses of adjectives, adverbs and verbs, 2) relationship of meaning, 3) shift of meaning, 4) symbol/sign as code system used for communication.

  1. Keitaitogoron (Morphosyntax) (LIJ304) Requirements: Introduction to General Linguistics and Nihongogaku Nyumon (Introduction to Japanese Studies).

This course combines two subjects; morphology (Keitairon) and Syntax (togoron). This course covers topics, such as parts of speech in Japanese and their derivational process, as well as sentences (also phrases and clauses), which includes types, patterns, sentence structure, and grammatical category. This course also introduces students to techniques of sentence analysis in Japanese Language.

  1. English II (BAE112)

This courses teaches students about sentence structure in English language to enable them to write in English properly. Students are also given time to comprehensively practice their English skill to improve their ELPT (English Language Proficiency Test) score. At the end of the semester, students are given chance to sit for the test to identify their English proficiency.

  1. Nihon Shiso (History of Japanese Thought) (SJD302)

This course covers topics, such as the history of Japanese thought that includes both classical and modern thoughts represented in various media like oral and written myths, and also topics related to major scholars’ thoughts and their era. Students are informed about the history of Japan by reading and understanding the phylosophical thoughts created by its scholars in specific historical times.

  1. Nihon Gekiron (Japanese Drama) (SSJ305)

This course covers topics as follow: 1) Introduction to Japanese Drama, 2) content and uniqueness of Japanese traditional stage art, 3) types of stories performed at traditional stage art, 4) content and uniqueness of traditional stage art Kabuki, 5) types of story performed at traditional stage art Kabuki, 6)  content and uniqueness of traditional stage art Bunraku puppet, 7) types of story performed at traditional stage art Bunraku puppet, 8) content and uniqueness of Japanese comedian art Kyogen, 9) content and uniqueness of Japanese comedian art Rakugo, 10) Japanenese modern stage, 11) popular drama, and 12) Film.

  1. Chujokyu Nihongo (High Intermediate Japanese Language) (BAJ216) Requirement: Chukyu Nihongo (Intermediate Japanese Language).

This course discusses language structure at level 2 (N2). Upon completing this course, students are expected to be able to pass Japanese Language Proficiency Test 2 (N2), particularly the grammatical structure section.

  1. Chukyu Kaiwa (Intermediate Conversation) (BAJ218) Requirement: Nichijo Kaiwa (Everyday Conversation)

This course covers topics, such as cultural differences, story telling prompted by picture series, and brief presentation on certain given topics.

  1. Chujokyu Chokai (High Intermediate Listening) (BAJ302) Requirement: Chukyu Chokai (Intermediate Listening).

This course provides students with listening practices in recent topics, such as discussion about culture and traditional games in Japan, a report about unique and interesting places in Japan, news about data related to social phenomena in Japanese society, Japanese folklore, and biographies of popular figures. The language level in the recordings are Nihongo Noryoku Shiken N3 level.

  1. Chujokyu Dokkai (High Intermediate Reading Comprehension) (BAJ303) Requirement: Chukyu Dokkai (Intermediate Reading Comprehension).

This course is the continuation of Chukyu Dokkai. This course is designed for students to practice reading in order to understand the content of the reading in context and correctly answer various types of questions related to the reading passage. Students are also given reading texts which are part of mock Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N3. The themes of the readings covers いろいろな文書とキーワード (types of passages frequently appeared in JLPT N3 and the keywords related to the texts), texts taken from “Manabou Nihongo” Chukyu Nihongo edition  entitled「なんともったいないことか」, 「コースを走る上で、ポイントになるのはどんなところですか」, 「日本食が恋しくしてならなかった」, 「贈り物」 and etc. Students are also required to discuss a text selected from “Dokkai Project” as a group activity that requires them to comprehend and present a text from newspapers, reliable websites, and other reliable sources.

  1. Chujokyu Kanji (High Intermediate Kanji) (BAJ306) Requirement: Chukyu Kanji (Intermediate Kanji).

This course is the continuation of Chukyu Kanji (Intermediate Kanji). In this course, students will learn a new set of 250 Kanji used to symbolize vocabularies in reading themes, such as Kanji structure, Kango 2 verbs, how to read Japanese and Chinese alphabets, and ruigigo Kanji.

  1. Chukyu Sakubun (Intermediate Writing) (BAJ307) Requirement: Shochukyu Sakubun (Low Intermediate Writing).

This course focuses on techniques to write a simple composition in Japanese based on personal and individual ideas using appropriate and logical writing techniques. Students will also practice writing various different formats, such as letter and popular articles.

  1. Nihon Bunkaron (Theories of Japanese Culture) (BUK307)

This course covers topics related to Japanese culture of origin, namely: 1) giri-ninjo, 2) honne and tatemae, 3) amae, 4) ryousaikenbo, 5) chinmoku, 6) amakudari, 7) sempai-kohai, 8) shudan ishiki, 9) uchi to soto, 10) zoutou, 11) matsuri.

  1. Introduction to Cultural Research and Theories (PNB201) Requirement: Introduction to Cultural Studies (BUK101)

This course covers such topics as: (1) problematic issues related to cultural research and theories, (2) epistemology of cultural research, (3) the paradigm of cultural research, (4) models of cultural reviews: folklore and ethnography, (5) models of cultural review: symbolic internationalism, grounded theory, cross cultural studies, (6) models of cultural review: content analysis dan life history, (7) classical theories of cultural research, (8) modern theories of cultural research, (9) postmodernism theories of cultural research, (10) variety of cultural research, (11) application of cultural research.

  1. Kindai Nihon Shi (History of Modern Japan) (SJD207) Requirement: Kodai Nihon Shi (History of Ancient Japan).

This course is the continuation of Kodai Nihon Shi, History of Ancient Japan. This course elaborates the historical developments of Japan including early Meiji era (1868 -1912), Taisho era (1912 – 1926), Showa era (1926 -1989), and Heisei era (1989 – present) along with their important historical events and cultural heritages.

  1. Nihon Sanbun Kenkyu (Japanese Prose) (SSJ302) Requirement: Nihon Bungaku Nyumon (Introduction to Japanese Literature).

This course focuses on the topics related to the development of prose, its peculiarities, and writers that represents certain historical eras such as 1) prior to modern era; Jodai, Chuko, Chusei, and Kinsei Eras, 2) postmodern era; Meiji, Taisho, Showa, and Heisei eras, 3) Manyoshu from Jodai era, 4) Taketori Monogatari from Chuko era, 5) Konjaku Monogatari from Chusei era, 6) Tsurezuregusa from Kinsei era, 7) Maihime from Meiji era, 8) Kokoro, 9) Rashomon Jaman Taisho, 10) Yukiguni jaman Showa, 11) Shi no Hana literary works during the war time, 12) Kicchin from Heisei era, 13), Noruwei no Mori, and 14) The Kitchen.

  1. Danwa Kenkyu (Discourse Analysis) (LIJ201) Requirement: Nihongogaku Nyumon (Introduction to Japanese Linguistics, Imiron (Semantics), and Keitaitogoron (Morphosyntax).

This course covers some topics related to discourse concepts including the structure, types, organization, characteristics, and types of discourse, context, and approaches used to analyze oral and written discourses.

  1. Goyoron (Pragmatics) (LIJ307) Requirement: Imiron (Semantics).

This course covers the following topics: language external factors that affect language meaning, the influence of context and situation in various language usage, verbal and non-verbal communication and other pragmatic concepts: pragmatics in general, basis in pragmatics, types of communication principles in pragmatics, presupposition, implicature, and entailment, speaker’s responsibility, illocution and perlocution, communicative language research in pragmatic areas.

  1. Nihon Taishuu Bunka (Japanese Popular Culture) (BUK309)

This course discusses such topics as definition of Japanese popular culture, its classification, and its types (including history, recent development, and research related to those popular cultures), like manga, anime, Otaku, fashion, cosplay (costume play),  television programs and idols (dorama, music), films (J-horor), game dan Japanese dishes. These popular cultures are then analyzed using Japanese and Western cultural theories.

  1. Indonesia Nihon Kankei Shi (History of Indonesia Japan Relation) (SJD301)

This course discusses dynamics of Indonesia-Japan relation in the past and present along with its problematical bilateral issues involving these two countries.

  1. Nihonshi Kenkyu (Japanese Poetry) (SSJ304) Requirement: Nihon Bungaku Nyumon (Introduction to Japanese Literature).

This courses focuses on early historical review and types of Japanese poetry from 1) Jodai era, Chusai era, Kinsei era, and the poetry from postmodern era 2) Meiji, Taisho, Showa, and Heisei, 3) Kayo, Waka, Kanshibun from Jodai era, 4) Kokinwakashu from Chuko era, 5) Renga, Shinkokinwakashuu, Oogura Hyakunin Isshu from Chusei, 6) Haikai era, Oogura Hyakunin Isshu from Kinsei era, 7) Shintaishi, Haiku, Tanka from Meiji era, 8) Modern poem, Tanka, Haiku from Taisho era, 9) Modern poem, Tanka, Haiku from Showa era, 10) Modern poem, Tanka, Haiku from Heisei era, 11) Creating Haiku based on acceptable principles.

  1. Chujokyu Kaiwa (Low Intermediate Conversation) (BAJ215) Requirement: Chukyu Kaiwa (Intermediate Conversation)

This course is the continuation of Chukyu Kaiwa (Intermediate Conversation). The themes covered in this course are mostly related to social problems in Indonesian and japanese contexts, as well as the themes related to policies being debated in these two countries.

  1. Jokyu Nihongo (Advanced Japanese Language) (BAJ301) Requirement: Chujokyu Nihongo (High Intermediate Japanese Language).

This course is the continuation of Chukyu Nihongo III. In this course, students will learn sentence patterns and Japanese proverbs that enable them to understand both oral and written sentences and texts at Jokyu level (advanced level). Upon completing this course, students are expected to pass JLPT level 2

  1. Jokyu Dokkai (Advanced Reading Comprehension) (BAJ304) Requirement: Chujokyu Dokkai (High Intermediate Reading Comprehension)

This course covers reading materials in Japanese language with such topics as Japanese writer’s opinion and Japanese cultural expression.

  1. Chujokyu Sakubun (High Intermediate Writing) (BAJ308) Requirement: Chukyu Sakubun (Intermediate Writing).

This courses teaches students essay and report writing techniques in themes related to social and commmunity in Japanese language.

  1. Introduction to Urban Cultural Studies (BUK203) Requirement: Introduction to Cultural Studies (BUK101)

This course covers topics, such as: (1) the concepts of urban culture, (2) form and representation of urban culture, (3) ideological and cultural aspects of urban culture, (4) urban culture as part of popular cultural studies, (5) theoretical analysis in urban culture.

  1. Nihon Bungaku to Bunka Kenkyuho (Research Method in Japanese Literature and Culture) (PNB308) Requirement: All courses in Japanese Literature and Cultural Studies Major

This course covers topics related to methods and techniques for conducting research related to Japanese literature and culture by adopting several recent approaches.

  1. Nihon Bungaku to Bunka Enshu (Research Proposal in Japanese Literature and Culture) (PNB415) Requirement: Nihon Bungaku to Bunka Kenkyuho (Research Methods In Japanese Literature and Culture)

This course focuses on discussions and presentation of research proposal design in Japanese literature and culture written and then presented by students.

  1. Nihongogaku Kenkyuho (Research Methods in Linguistics) (PNB307) Requirement: All courses in Linguistics Major.

In this course, students will learn qualitative and quantitative research methods including the characteristics of each method, how to formulate research problems, and how to conduct research. For quantitative research, students will learn about the methods, experiments, sample and population, and techniques for data collection. Similarly for qualitative research, students will learn about how to formulate research question, set limitation, identify population and sample, as well as the techniques for data collection. Students will also learn to identify research problems related to syncronic and diacronic linguistics, and techniques for data analysis (for syncronic and diacronic linguistic research), as well as techniques for writing research proposal, methods and presentation of the result of data analysis.

  1. Nihongogaku Enshu (Linguistic Research Proposal) (PNB416)

This course discusses the aims of linguistic seminar and the issues related to Japanese linguistics that become the focus of students’ proposed research. This course will enable students individually or in group to research and discuss an issue related to a specific linguistic area in Japanese language.

  1. Nihon Toshi Shakai (Urban Community in Japan) (BUK311)

This course covers such topics as contemporary Japanese urban communities, social security, freeter workers, foreign workers in Japan, the decrease in natality rate, problems related to aging in Japan, divorces, hikikomori, muen shakai, and parasaito shinguru.

  1. Nihon Bijinesu Mana (Management in Japan) (BAJ403)

This course discusses Japanese work ethics, Japanese perspectives towards works, the psychological basis of management in Japan, and organizational structure and management in Japan.

  1. Oyo Gengogaku (Applied Linguistics) (LIJ305)

This course covers topics or issues related to macro-linguitics, such as sociolinguistics, semantics, translation, etc.

  1. Statistics (MAS110)

This course covers topics related to types of statistical formula used to analyze data in quantitative research.

 73.1 Buddhism II (AGB401) Requirements : Buddhism I (AGB101) and have completed a minimum of 100 credits

This course focuses on sila (good behavior), tiratama (three gems), Brama Vihara (respected house), deva, bodhisatta, paramita (the life perfection), Punabhava (nobility), desa punakiriyavathu (10 good deeds), desa akusalakammapatha (10 evil deeds), samadhi (meditation), and arriya puggala (holy being)

 73.2 Confucianism II (AGC401) Requirements : Confucianism I (AGC101) and have completed a minimum of 100 credits.

This courses is started by reviewing the students’ holistic understanding about confucianism. This course discusses the faith in Confucianism and both general and specific rituals.

73.3 Hinduism II (AGH401) Requirements : Hinduism I (AGH101) and have completed a minimum of 100 credits

This course aims generatlly at motivating and teaching students about the function of knowledge, reason and revelation, personality of Hinduism and the meaning of “Excellence with Morality” (ethics, religius morality, and Hinduism Laws), Science and Technology from Hinduism perspectives and the scientist’s challenges, social problems and theis solutions, Hinduism as guidance for holistic way of life, how to see problems faced by Hinduism followers from different perspectives.

73.4 Islam II (AGI401) Requirements: Islam I (AGI101) and have completed a minimum of 100 credits

This course generally motivates the students to improve their physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual intelligents. This course also teaches the students about the function of knowledge, reason and revelation, good manners and behavior (Akhlaqul Karimah) and the meaning of Excellence with Morality, IPTEK (Science and technology or tsaqofah) in Islam and the scientist’s challenges; the problems faced by Muslims and their solutions, Islam as a holistic way of life, and also science, good deeds, and professions.

73.5 Catholicism II (AGK401) Requirements: Catholicism I (AGK101) and have completed a minimum of 100 credits

This course generally guides students to implement science by following Christianity faith;

  1. Module 1: Principles of conscience, Ethics and Catholic morality
  2. Module 2: Implementation of social teaching from church based on knowledge and profession
  3. Module 3: Catholic Scholar Spirituality in solving social problems
  4. Module 4: Social problems and their solutions: Catholicism as a universal way of life.

73.6 Protestantism II (AGP401) Requirements : Protestantism I (AGP101) and have completed a minimum of 100 credits

This course is mostly presented using learning media, such as discussion and problem-based learning to identify problems related to ethics and morality in Christianity and how to implement them in life as an individual, a society member, and a national citizen. This course covers four topics: 1) personality and self integrity, 2) leadership, 3) social ethics, and 4) ethics for science and profession. These topics will then be elaborated into sub-topics; 1) introducing individual characteristics (self and others), 2) life values of Christianity, 3) Implementing the values in global culture, 4) emotional, social, and spiritual intelligence, 5) leadership and effective communication, 6) ethics for interpersonal relationship, 7) ethics in family, and 8) ethics in Christianity.

  1. Ethics and Aesthetics (ETB201) Requirement: Introduction to Philosophy and Dialectics

This course covers such topics as:  1. The scope and limitation of ethics and aesthetics (axiology of culture); 2. Human being, ethics, and aesthetics; 3. Freedom, responsibility, and aesthetical experience; 4. Theories in ethics; 6. Theories of arts and shapes; 7. Modern aesthetics theories 8. Postmodern aesthetics theories (Jakobson, H. Robert Jauss, Roland Barthes, Umberto Eco, Lyotard, Michel Foucault, Derrida); 9. Aesthetic as critics and appreciation for art work (literature); and 10. Ethics and aesthetics of literary works.

  1. Community Service (KKN) (KNB401) Requirement : currently taking 110 credits

This course gives students the opportunity to learn and serve independently (as individuals or team) in the community setting. This course involves students from interdisciplinary areas to work together to improve their cognitive, affective, psychomotor skills before they graduate.

  1. Ronbun Sakusei (Scientific Writing Design) (PNB496) Requirement : Chujokyu Sakubun (High Intermediate Writing).

This course teaches students how to write a research proposal and summary in Japanese.

  1. Undergraduate Thesis (PNB499)

This course focuses on writing research paper that includes research results. Students are required to work on the paper individually under the supervision of a thesis advisor. This course is divided into two major sections: thesis writing and thesis examination in which students present and defend their research in front of a board of examiners. The issues brought in the research paper are phenomena related to lingistics, literature and culture in Japanese language.

  1. Nihongo No Kyojuho (Japanese Language Teaching) (BAJ401)

This course covers various topics, such as general methodology in foreign language teaching, curriculum, course outline and syllabus design, methods and techniques in language teaching, grammar, speaking, listening, reading, and writing, techniques for language testing, and microteaching.

  1. Gakujutsu Dokkai (Academic Reading) (BAJ402)

This course exercises students to be able to understand long and short texts containing scientific theme in accordance with the student’s major about Japanese studies

  1. Honyaku (Written Translation) (BAJ403) Prerequisite: Chujokyu Nihongo (Upper-Intermediate Japanese).

This course discusses  1)  l nature and perspective, 2) language functions, 3) text analysis and style, 4) methods and types of translation, 5) process and analytical framework of translation, 6) problems in translation, 7) socio-cultural text translation, 8) oral translation for formal and informal events, 9) translation of letters/authentic documents, 10) translation of products knowledge, 11) translation of technical manuals, 12) translation of literary works

  1. Tsuyaku (Oral Translation) (BAJ404) Prerequisite: Chujokyu Nihongo (Upper-Intermediate Japanese) and Chojokyu Kaiwa (Upper-Intermediate Speaking)

This course discusses  1)   nature and perspective, 2) language functions, 3) text analysis and style, 4) methods and types of translation, 5) process and analytical framework of translation, 6) problems in translation, 7) socio-cultural text translation, 8) oral translation for formal and informal events, 9) translation of letters/authentic documents, 10) translation of products knowledge, 11) translation of technical manuals, 12) translation of literary works

  1. Nihongo Noryoku Kohan (Extensive Japanese Language Profficiency ) (BAJ406) Pass N4

This course discusses  the technics in accomplishing JLPT, equal to N3 level, covering questions related to the ability of understanding Japanese vocabulary and kanji,  grammar, listening, and reading.

  1. Nihon Bijinesu Yaritori (Japanese Business Correspondence) (BAJ407). Prerequisite: pass Chujokyu Sakubun (Upper-Intermediate Writing)

This course discusses  1) writing sentences of introduction and greeting delivered in and outside  the company, 2) asking for permission and help, 3) accepting and  refusing an invitation, 4) calling and making appointment, 5) offering something and giving suggestion, 6) comparing letter of Japanese and Indonesian correspondence, 7) format of Japanese letter, 8) expressing a greeting in Japanese letter, 9) writing expressions of congratulation, condolence,  appreciation, and invocations in Japanese postcard, 11)  notification, 12) application letter.

  1. Nihon Josei to Jenda Kenkyu (Gender and Women Japanese Studies) (BUK403)

This course discusses  the Mythology and Portrayals of Women in Pre-Tokugawa History, Women and Confucianism, and Language of Women Movement Figures and Their Works: Hiratsuka Raicho and Yosano Akiko, Modern Women: Women in Meiji and Taisho Eras, Marriage and Family, Ryousaikenbo and Kyouikumama, Women and Domestic Violence, Women and Works, Feminism in Japan, Gender and Education, Gender and Mass-Media, Danjokyodosankaku: Rules of Gender Equality in Japan, Women and Their Roles in Politics, Work Life Balance and “ikumen”—Japanese Fathering