• 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
    • AsPr Shunichi Ishihara
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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This course aims to develop near-native competence in reading contemporary Japanese texts independently and without a heavy 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 enhance the students' ability to read, write, speak and listen in Japanese in a broad range of topics.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Present nuanced academic analysis of intellectual debates confronting contemporary Japan confidently and fluently in writing and verbally.
  2. Read, understand and evaluate the influence of key historical concepts and issues on contemporary society and culture, at an independent level.
  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.

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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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Quizzes (25) [LO 1,2]
  2. Interviews (20) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Reports (800-1300 ji per essay) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Essay (2000 ji) (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

Each week students are expected to study for five hours as follows:  

1. 90 minutes, before online class, working on the written and audio materials for the week, and going through the pre-online class tasks

2. 90 minutes, participating in one 90 minute online class  

3. 90 minutes, reviewing the contents covered for the week

4. 10-30 minutes, completing the weekly assessment and/or a quiz.  


It is also expected that students should spend at least 5 hours of individual study practicing the week’s written and spoken language forms and vocabulary and reviewing feedback on their work.


The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

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
2020 $3120
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4800
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
4638 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 Online or In Person N/A

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