• 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, Cultural Studies, History, Sociology, Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Simon Avenell
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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This course is designed for students with high level advanced Japanese language competency. It serves three purposes. First, it provides advanced group language study and develops independent research skills. Second, it allows students to familiarise themselves with key concepts and issues of Japanese history, society and culture. Third, it improves the students' ability to read authentic Japanese texts on the related issues.
 
Using a variety of texts on the related issues the course introduces students to both the basic conceptual terminology in the field of history/society/culture, and to the major happenings in Japanese history and society and how these relate to issues in other fields such as culture and politics. The focus and topics of the course may vary depending on the students’ interests and needs.
 
This course will be useful to students interested in history and current Japanese social, cultural and political issues.
 

Learning Outcomes

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

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

- demonstrate basic empirical knowledge of history, society and/or culture.
- understand and speak about key concepts and issues of Japanese history, society and/or culture.
- read and understand Japanese texts on various issues in the relevant fields.
- write essays in Japanese on the relevant topics.

Indicative Assessment

Participation (10%)
Essay (15%) (1200 words)
Written response papers (10 written response papers to the readings, 250-300 words each)  (20%)
Oral Presentation (10%)
Kanji list (2x5%=10%)
Exam (35%)
All assessments are in Japanese.

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

This course will be delivered in a seminar format (3 hours per week).

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.

Prescribed Texts

course materials will be prepared by the lecturer and available as handouts or as an e-Brick

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:
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
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
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 Class Summary
Contemporary Japan, 1945 to the Present
4628 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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