Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students further develop language competence and are offered an introduction to modern Japanese society and culture through reading selections from novels, short stories, essays and newspapers. Building on previous knowledge, this subject brings the total number of characters studied to approximately 1,300.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLidia Tanaka

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites JPN2006 or JPN2ADB or JPN1AD4 or JPN2AD4 or JPN3AD4 or co-ordinator's approval.


Incompatible subjects JPN3ADA, JPN1AD5, JPN2AD5, JPN3AD5

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAn integrated approach to intermediate JapanesePrescribedMiura, A. & McGloin, H.H.THE JAPAN TIMES 2008
ReadingsAn integrated approach to intermediate Japanese, exercise bookPrescribedMiura, A. & McGloin, H.H.THE JAPAN TIMES 2008
ReadingsJapanese-English character dictionaryPrescribedNelson, A. N.TUTTLE 1997
ReadingsProgressive Japanese-English dictionaryPrescribed. . .SHOGAKUKAN 1986.

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLidia Tanaka

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Four 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
one 2-hour end-of-semester exam (2000 words equivalent)30
two in-class assignments (1000 words equivalent)20
two oral tests (500 words equivalent)30
weekly 10-minute quiz (500 words equivalent)20