- Code JPNS3102
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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 UGRD
- Dr Shunichi Ikeda
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
First Semester 2016
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This course aims to develop near-native competence in reading contemporary Japanese texts independently and without heavily reliance upon translations or a supervisor's assistance. The course will focus on extensive reading in contemporary Japanese texts on social, historical, ethnological, anthropological, and biological themes, amongst others, and discussion of issues raised. The course will be assessed through summaries of text and transposition of dialogue style into prose style (no English translation involved) and a book review. It is also hoped that the course would enhance the four skills of language proficiency of each individual student in exploring his/her interests in discipline areas.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to be able to read in a wide range of materials in humanities, social sciences and natural sciences such as history, sociology, anthropology, ethnology and biology on their own, with dictionaries;
2. Demonstrate a near-native proficiency in spoken Japanese, applied to discussion of readings;
3. Analyse texts under study to develop a sophisticated understanding of contemporary Japan.
Indicative AssessmentOral Presentation#1 (7.5%) + Paper#1 (7.5%) 15% -- Learning Outcomes 2 & 3
Oral Presentation#2 (7.5%) + Paper#2 (7.5%) 15% -- Learning Outcomes 2 & 3
Summary of text#1 due in Week 7 10% -- Learning Outcomes 1 & 3
Summary of text#2 due in Week 13 10% -- Learning Outcomes 1 & 3
Book Review due in Week 12 10% -- Learning Outcomes 1 & 3
Oral Interview#1 15% -- Learning Outcomes 1, 2 & 3
Oral Interview#2 15% -- Learning Outcomes 1, 2 & 3
Self-assessment 10% -- Learning Outcomes 1, 2 & 3
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WorkloadThe course comprises a weekly load of three contact hours. It demands six hours of tutorial preparation, including assigned readings, and review of lectures.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2301||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|