• 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
Following on from JPNS8007, this course is delivered online and aims to develop and maintain an advanced competence in modern Japanese and a working knowledge of the issues currently confronting Japanese society. Students will engage 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.
¬    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 take-home exam 40%, and
(3) a project 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.  
Students are required to complete a final takehome-exam, which is based on the modules students during the course.
Each student will be required to select a project topic based on one of the six modules studied. Students must research a topic and incorporate opinions other than their own. The mode of presentation is flexible and will be discussed on an individual basis with students.

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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.



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:
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
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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