• 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, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Tami McGrath
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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This class consists of two components: online self-study and face-to-face in-class study.Online, students study a textbook, along with prescribed vocabulary lists, grammar points and reading passages, at their own pace. Extensive lecture videos and self-study resources are provided. Students take online quizzes during invigilated computer lab hours to test their understanding of the material. During face-to-face workshops and tutorials students work in small groups reading, discussing and writing about a broad range of real-world materials. The focus of this section of the course is to help students to transition from the certainty of a textbook to the ambiguity and confusion of real-world Japanese.  The language of instruction for this class is Japanese and it is expected that all students will make every effort to use only Japanese in class time and class-related correspondence.

Learning Outcomes

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

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Upper Intermediate level of written Japanese to:
1. Use an active vocabulary of kanji (approximately 1500 vocabulary and kanji characters) and expressions, common to newspapers and similar media.
2. Use grammatical constructions and vocabulary necessary to read non-specialised, assigned texts without the use of a dictionary
3. Demonstrate independent reading strategies to engage with unfamiliar texts, and read real-world materials with the aid of a dictionary.
4. Clearly distinguish between different levels of formality in reading and writing and demonstrate a clear understanding of newspaper conventions and writing styles.
5. Recall, summarise, critically and creatively engage with key points of texts read.
6. Conduct research on contemporary Japanese social issues drawing on a range of Japanese language primary and secondary; write a formal academic essay in Japanese.

Other Information

Proficiency level
Students who successfully complete this course will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N3-2 to N4-3, depending on their performance and degree of engagement.

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This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

Online quizzes: 30% LO 1, 2, 5
In-class tests: 25% LO  1, 2, 5
Newspaper project: 15% LO 1, 3, 4
Essay project: 30% LO 1, 3, 4, 5, 6

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 at least 10 hours per week on this course including four contact hours per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed JPNS3001 Japanese 5 or JPNS2014 Written Japanese C. Students must have also completed or be concurrently enrolled in JPNS2013, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Japanese language placement test. Incompatible with JPNS6015 and JPNS2015.

Prescribed Texts

Prescribed reading:
Kamada, O. et al. Authentic Japanese: Progressing from Intermediate to Advanced, Japan Times,1998
Spahn, M. and Hadamitzky, W., Japanese Character Dictionary, Nichigai Associates, 1989.
Additional photocopied materials will be provided.

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
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
10285 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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