FIELD OF STUDY
日本 日本語 日本文化 日本歌 日本文学
THE ASIAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES DEPARTMENT
Horea street no. 31, 400202 Cluj-Napoca
Tel. 0264 534898/ int. 5609
Discover the fascination of Japan!
Live the exotism of the Japanese culture!
Accept the challenge of a language that is completely different from the occidental ones!
Follow a dream in life!
The admission for the Japanese language and literature programme is done in accordance with higher education regulations.
- High School Graduates
- Overall Baccalaureate score;
- A test to verify knowledge in an international language.
- Undergraduate exam score.
The Japanese language and literature programme diversifies the Faculty of Letters’ academic offer, enriching the institution’s programmes with a specialization which targets the study of languages and cultures lesser or not at all studied at a university level until now.
History of student mobilities/professors:
The proposition of the major in Japanese language and literature initiative was justified by the previous existence of a minor in Japanese language and literature, which has been part of the Faculty of Letters’ circular syllabus since the 1999/2000 academic year, on the basis of the M.E.N. advice from 15.09.1999, the legal framework having been confirmed by obtaining the approval of the provisional operation authorization of the B specialization according to H. G. 410/2002 from 25th April 2002. The Japanese language and literature A specialization received A.R.A.C.I.S. accreditation in the year 2009.
The Japanese language and literature programme presents a significant opening towards the Japanese cultural and educational fields, towards which a continuously growing interest can be observed, this specialization’s introduction in the academic curriculum aligning the Babeş-Bolyai University with numerous prestigious European and American universities which have Asian Studies programmes in their framework.
Currently, within the Japanese language and literature programme, many studying and polishing opportunities are being harnessed at foreign universities from Europe or Japan, such as Erasmus+ agreements or others in collaboration with European universities, student exchange programmes with the Kobe University (Japan), Ehime University (Japan), Musashino University (Japan) and Kanagawa University (Japan).
The Japanese language and literature major (A) curriculum consists of fundamental subjects, specialties and optional subjects. The structure of the curriculum is laid out over a period of 6 semesters of 14 weeks each.
Scientific and cultural exhibitions:
To finish their studies, students need to gain 180 credits, out of which 143 in mandatory subjects, 37 in optional subjects, 12 in professional practice, 4 in Physical education, to which 20 credits are added after the undergraduate exam.
In addition to the teaching activity itself, special attention is given to the extracurricular activities that the Sembazuru Centre for Japanese Studies carries out during the academic year: calligraphy courses, origami, sumie, renzuru, mizuhiki, lectures on Japanology, pop culture etc. These actions are carried out with the participation of prestigious specialists from our country or from Japan, in order to offer students a direct and authentic connection with the Japanese cultural space.
Students’ Scientific Research Session – students can explore various topics of interest in the Japanese language, literature and culture fields in an academic environment every year.
Students of the Japanese language and literature major have obtained, year after year, outstanding results in the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (Nihongo nōryoku shiken), organised by the Embassy of Japan in collaboration with the Japan Foundation (Tokyo) and APJR.
The Japanese library: