The course focuses on mainstream theories about Japanese society and major current socio-cultural issues. The course will be based on authentic materials dealing with Japanese society from linguistic, anthropological, sociological and psychological points of view.
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 Advanced level of Japanese to:
1. Read, understand and analyse real-world written Japanese materials to demonstrate an understanding of varying academic perspectives on issues confronting Japan in the past and present.
2. Communicate confidently in writing and speaking, and in collaborative groups, on topics drawn from a variety of academic essays, panel discussions, and academic discourse.
3. Present academic arguments fluently and and with confidence, from disciplines such as linguistics, anthropology, sociology and psychology.
4. Demonstrate information gathering skills and the ability to compose academic essays on complex subjects.
Students who successfully complete this course will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N2 to N3, depending on their performance and degree of engagement.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
Indicative AssessmentOnline quizzes - 30% (LO 1, 3, 4)
Module report x 2 20% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
Group research project 45% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
Participation 5% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
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Three contact hours per week. The total workload is 130 hours including independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3025||24 Feb 2020||02 Mar 2020||31 Mar 2020||29 May 2020||In Person||N/A|