• 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 PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

Delivered online, this course aims to develop and maintain an advanced competence in modern Japanese and a working knowledge of the issues currently confronting Japanese society. Students will continue their progress from a controlled intermediate language-learning environment built around a textbook to a more natural engagement with authentic materials aimed at native speakers. Course materials are taken from a variety of up-to-date authentic media, including podcasts (radio, TV and film), websites and print media.

The course online environment creates a flexible teaching and learning space developed for part-time graduate students working full-time who find it difficult to attend university classes, and for remote learning.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

By the end of the course, the successful learner will:

  • will build advanced language skills in listening, reading, analysis, interpretation and debate in Japanese and an understanding of the issues under discussion. further consolidate reading skills, reading up to 500 characters
  • be able to understand Japanese material related to the course subject area;
  • be able to use relevant vocabulary to discuss the course topic areas
  • develop the confidence and expertise to engage in Japanese at an advanced level
  • develop information gathering, presentation and analytic skills.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on (1) student participation: online activity completion; discussion board

20%, (2) module final quiz and assignments 40%, and (3) a project-including presentation and oral

defence 40%.

 

Student Participation: 

Students are expected to complete the self-test online activities for each module: pre-reading &

vocab; fill-in-the-blank listening; comprehension, designed to test your understanding. Students are

also expected to actively participate in the course discussion board. One post per week in

response to the discussion points is required in Japanese on the discussion board. Depending on

participant home technology we will also test out live classroom technology a number of times

throughout the term. 

 

Module Assignments:

Students are required to complete a quiz and submit a written module assignment on completion of

each two-week module. The quizzes are designed to keep you up to date with the course and

provide immediate feedback. This formative assessment is supplemented by a written assignment

will include content summary, opinion and analysis of the issue. Assignments should be uploaded

through WebCT by the deadline. 

 

Project: 

The students will be required to select a topic based on one of the six modules studied. They will research a topic using the online supplementary materials (included with each module) as well as other secondary sources in Japanese dealing with the topic. Depending on the topic they will also completes a survey or interviews to gather further data. The report is their assessment of the issues surrounding the topic, including their own opinions about the issue under discussion. 

 

They will first submit an abstract which outlines their project. The abstract will be discussed with the lecturer before they complete their main project. 

 

The report can be presented in a number of formats: An essay or �?çc¶ï¿½?�?? would to be 4,000�? in length in 12 point font and must include a Japanese bibliography; a podcast, chat show or digital presentation is also possible after discussion with the lecturer. 

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

Delivered online, the course is equal to three hours of classes

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Specialisations

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:
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 $2958
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4350
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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