Japanese Studies is a minor subject which offers students a varied and comprehensive perspective on the unique character of Japanese culture and language. The programme is intended for all students at the University of Oulu, including foreign exchange students, since part of the teaching can be provided in English, depending on the amount of participants. Students can form a study package of 25 credits (Basic Studies) and 35 credits (Intermediate Studies); or they can take individual courses.
Teaching is organised according to an annual curriculum. The History Sciences is responsible for the courses of the History of Japan and East and Southeast Asia, and the Department of Architecture for the courses of Japanese architecture, garden art, art history and aesthetics. The Japanese language courses are provided by the Language Centre. The East and Southeast Asian courses are provided by the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies.
Study guidance is provided by University lecturer Seija Jalagin, tel. +358294 483363, room HU356, seija.jalagin (at) oulu.fi