• 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

This course will introduce students to a broad range of 20th and 21st century Japanese short stories. Through careful reading and discussion of these texts students will develop their Japanese language proficiency, become familiar with a range of written Japanese styles and conventions, and gain a deeper understanding of modern Japanese culture and literature.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of a range of modern and contemporary Japanese fiction.
  2. Confidently recall, summarise, and interpret key points in sophisticated literary texts
  3. Analyse texts in terms of language, literary components, and literary and historical contexts.
  4. Write persuasively in academic Japanese on complex topics related to Japanese literature.

Other Information

Proficiency level

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.

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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 Advanced level of Japanese.

 

Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the language proficiency assessment site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to undertake a language proficiency assessment 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 undertake a language proficiency assessment 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. In-class Quizzes (x20) (35) [LO 1,2]
  2. In-class Tests (x3) (35) [LO 1, 2, 3]
  3. Essays (2500 char x2) (30) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]

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Workload

Approximately 10 hours per week inclusive of 2*90 minute class sessions per week

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, you must have previously completed JPNS2015 or JPNS3002 with a grade of at least 60 (CR) or above, or have completed JPNS3005, JPNS3006 or JPNS3007, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Japanese language proficiency assessment. You must not have previously completed, or be concurrently enrolled in JPNS3013, JPNS3023, JPNS3024 or JPNS3102. Incompatible with JPNS6508.

Prescribed Texts

TBC

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.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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