• 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
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

The aim of the course is to develop Japanese to English translation skills, to develop an awareness of the issues which arise from the cultural and linguistic differences between Japanese and English, and to familiarise students with key themes in translation theory.

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. Translate original Japanese and English texts from a range of fields and genres, such as literary, economic, political, technical, and current affairs.
2. Translate the text in hand with an advanced level of competence in using general and technical language with the use of a dictionary.
3. Demonstrate a sophisticated socio-cultural awareness of the issues which arise from the cultural and linguistic differences between Japanese and English.
4. Develop an enhanced appreciation of texts in their relevant social, intellectual, and cultural contexts. 

Other Information

Proficiency level
Students who successfully complete this course will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N1 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

  1. Japanese-English Translation Project (40%) --- LO 1, 2, 3, 4 
  2. English-Japanese Translation Project (20%) --- LO 1, 2, 3, 4 
  3. Translation and commentary assignments (40%) --- 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

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 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 JPNS6513.

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
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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