Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is a lower intermediate unit in Japanese in which students are expected to read, translate and critically discuss a range of representative writings in Japanese. These include short stories, newspaper articles and readings in Japanese history, sociology and politics, and so on.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorElise Foxworth

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites JPN2BEA or JPN1BE3 or JPN2BE3 or JPN2ADA or JPN2AD3 or JPN1AD3 or JPN2003 or JPN2005


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA dictionary of basic Japanese grammarRecommendedMakino, S. and Tsutsui, M.THE JAPAN TIMES 1986.
ReadingsJapanese-English character dictionaryRecommendedNelson, A. N.TUTTLE 1997.
ReadingsProgressive Japanese English dictionaryRecommended. . .SHOGAKUKAN 1986.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorElise Foxworth

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
Book Review10
Individual Presentation10
Ongoing assessment10
Two translation assignments (800 word equivalent)30
one 2-hour written examination40