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Australian National University

  • Code JPNS6505
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • Course subject Japanese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career Graduate

This course aims to develop and maintain an advanced competence in modern Japanese and a working knowledge of the issues currently confronting Japanese society. Course materials are taken from a variety of up-to-date authentic media, TV, film, podcasts, websites and print media. Focusing on listening, speech-making and presentation skills, students will progress from intermediate to advanced language skills—moving from the more controlled textbook learning environment to an engagement with 'real' materials

Learning Outcomes

Students will build advanced language skills in listening, reading, analysis, interpretation and debate in Japanese and an understanding of the issues under discussion. Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Understand Japanese material related to the course subject area;
  • Use relevant vocabulary to discuss the course topic areas,
  • Develop the confidence and expertise to engage in Japanese at an advanced level, and
  • Develop information gathering, presentation and analytic skills.
  • Develop academic writing and presentation skills

Develop higher level comprehension skills

Indicative Assessment

In-Class Topic Discussion (two 5%) 10%

Assignments/ In class quizzes 20%

Group Oral Presentation & Report 20%

Individual Project 20%

Final Exam 30%


Three hours of classes per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed JPNS6013 and JPNS6015. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed JPNS3005.

Prescribed Texts


Preliminary Reading


Indicative Reading List


Other Information

Prerequisites: Spoken Japanese 4 (JPNS2013) and Written Japanese D (JPNS2015) at credit level or above, or permission of the Program convener.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  Tuition fees will be published by 1 October for the next year.

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. 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.

6.00 0.12500

Course Fees:

Domestic fee paying students

Year Commencing Fee
1994-2003 $906
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2298
2008 $2592
2009 $2670
2010 $2718
2011 $2778
2012 $2808
2013 $2808
2014 $2808

International fee paying students

Year Commencing Fee
1994-2003 $2538
2004 $3816
2005 $3816
2006 $3816
2007 $3816
2008 $3816
2009 $3816
2010 $3942
2011 $3942
2012 $3942
2013 $3942
2014 $3942

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