• 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
  • Course convener
    • Dr Mark Gibeau
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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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.

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 Independent level of Japanese to:
1. Present nuanced academic analysis of intellectual debates confronting contemporary Japan.
2. Evaluate the influence of key historical concepts and issues on contemporary society and culture.
3. Engage in debate, both individually and in groups, with a sophisticated understanding of appropriate modes of intellectual discourse in Japan.
4. Demonstrate sophisticated academic writing skills based on independent research in Japanese.

Other Information

Proficiency level
Students who successfully complete this course will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N1-1+ to N2, 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

In-class quizzes: 25% - LO 2,4

Presentation: 20% - LO 1, 2, 3, 4

Text Summaries: 30% - LO 1, 2, 4

Book review: 25% - LO 1, 2, 3, 4

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

The 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

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed 12 units of 3000 level JPNS courses with a grade of at least 70 (D) or above, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Japanese language placement test, or be a native speaker of Japanese. Incompatible with JPNS6102.

You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Materials will be available on Wattle. 

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, 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
2251 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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