• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Simon Avenell
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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This course is designed for students with high level advanced Japanese language competency. It serves three purposes. First, it provides advanced group language study and develops independent research skills. Second, it allows students to familiarise themselves with key concepts and issues of Japanese history, society and culture. Third, it improves the students' ability to read authentic Japanese texts on the related issues.
 
Using a variety of texts on the related issues the course introduces students to both the basic conceptual terminology in the field of history/society/culture, and to the major happenings in Japanese history and society and how these relate to issues in other fields such as culture and politics. The focus and topics of the course may vary depending on the students’ interests and needs.
 
This course will be useful to students interested in history and current Japanese social, cultural and political issues.
 

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate key concepts and issues on Japanese history, society and culture.
  2. Engage on an academic level with authentic Japanese texts on related issues.
  3. Demonstrate near-native level of language competence and independent research skills in Japanese.
  4. Present sustained academic arguments with confidence on a variety of topical issues related to Japanese culture and society, with a nuanced understanding of the broader academic discourses.

Other Information

Proficiency level

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.

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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 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. Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Essay (1200 words) (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Written response papers (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Oral Presentation (10) [LO 1,2,4]
  5. Kanji list (2x5%=10%) (10) [LO 3]
  6. Exam (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

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. 

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 60 (CR) or above, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Japanese language placement test. Incompatible with JPNS6023.

Prescribed Texts

Course 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.

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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9502 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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