• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Japanese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Shunichi Ikeda
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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(a) Principles of the modern Japanese writing system;
(b) Acquisition of hiragana, katakana and 120 kanji;
(c) Reading of graded Japanese texts

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course students should have the skills and knowledge to:

1. Demonstrate a solid understanding of the nature of the Japanese writing system;
2. Demonstrate the ability to read and write Hiragana scripts;
3. Demonstrate the ability to read and write Katakana scripts;
4. Demonstrate the knowledge of the meanings and practical usages of 120 kanji introduced in this course;
5. Develop the ability to express themselves using the three different writing systems appropriately;
6. Develop the skills to read 300-character passages;
7. Develop the study skills to learn kanji for future Japanese study.  

Other Information

All students with previous 'language experience or exposure' are required to take a language placement test to determine their language proficiency in order to ensure enrolment into the language course at the most appropriate level. 

 

The Course Convenor, in consultation with the Language Convenor will move students into an appropriate level course if students are deemed to be of a different proficiency level. Students are also encouraged to consult their course convenors immediately upon if they find that their proficiency level differs from that expected by the course.


As language courses are sequential, this may mean that students can only commence their language course in the following semester.

Indicative Assessment

Practice sheets (5%), Periodic tests (30%), Assignment work (30%), and a final examination (35%), to be confirmed towards the end of semester.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

Two hours per week
Japanese Program

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must concurrently be enroled in or have previously completed JPNS1012.

Prescribed Texts

Photocopied materials will be provided

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1342 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person

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