• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Japanese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Cultural Studies, History, Sociology, Asian Studies
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:

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

- have significantly increased their proficiency in reading authentic Japanese materials.
- have significantly advanced their writing skills of summarising the content of materials in Japanese.
- have amplified their ability to explain and discuss complex ideas about selected topics in Japanese.
- have gained substantial knowledge and ability to critically analyse issues on Japanese history, society and culture.
- have demonstrated that they have read a significant number of the key sources about the given topics.
- have reflected on and articulated their own views on Japanese society and culture over the course.

Other Information

Delivery Mode:

On Campus

Indicative Assessment

Two 1,600-ji (characters) essays 10% each; two Japanese to English translations on documents of the student's choice 12.5% each; one project paper and its presentation 15%; final take-home examination 30%; and self-assessment 10%. 

Passing the course is conditional on passing the final take-home examination.

 

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

Students can expect to spend 10 hours per week on this course inclusive of Three contact hours per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed JPNS6113 and JPNS6114. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed JPNS2024.

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
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4861 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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