- Code JPNS3024
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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, Cultural Studies, History, Sociology, Asian Studies
This course is designed for students with high level advanced Japanese language competency. As a Japanese language course, it is primarily a readings course focusing on improving the students' ability to read authentic Japanese texts in the related areas. This course serves two purposes. First, it fills a role as a Japanese language course between the advanced group stage and the independent research stage. Second, it allows substantive investigation into the discipline and issues of IR/politics relevant to Japan. The specific focus and topics of the course may vary.
This course will be useful to students interested in IR/politics relevant to Japan, and careers involving Japan in the area of IR/politics.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Evaluate key concepts and issues on Japanese international relations and politics.
- Engage on an academic level with authentic Japanese texts on related issues.
- Demonstrate near-native level of language competence and independent research skills in Japanese.
- Present sustained academic arguments with confidence on a variety of topical issues related to Japanese international relations and politics, with a nuanced understanding of the broader academic discourses.
Students who successfully complete this course will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N1-2 to N3-2, 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.
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Independent level of Japanese.
Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the placement test site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to take a language placement test to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level.
Relevant past experience includes:
- Previous study of the language (both formal and informal, for example but not limited to, at school, or, home, or through online activities, etc.)
- Being exposed to the language in childhood via a family member or friend
- Travel or living in a country where the language is spoken
- The language being spoken in your home (even if you do not speak it yourself)
Students who are not sure if they need to take a placement test should seek advice from the course or language convenor. Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may results in a penalty such as reduced grades or failure of the course.
Students are not permitted to enrol in a language course below one that they have already successfully completed, except with permission of the language and/or course convenor.
- Participation (10) [LO 1,2]
- Short translations and quizzes (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final translation (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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This course will be delivered in a seminar format (3 hours per week). The total workload for the course is 130 hours, including in class time and independent study.
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- 6 units
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