JAPANESE 8

JPN4008

2015

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 1,800.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorElise Foxworth

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites JPN3007 or JPN3ADA or JPN1AD5 or JPN2AD5 or JPN3AD5 or co-ordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects JPN3ADB, JPN1AD6, JPN2AD6, JPN3AD6

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBasic Kanji Volume 2PrescribedKano et alBONJINSHA 1991
ReadingsProgressive Japanese-English dictionaryPrescribed. . .SHOGAKUKAN 1986.
ReadingsJapanese-English character dictionary,RecommendedNelson, A. N.TUTTLE 1997

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To be able to express in writing and spoken style complex ideas and themes

Activities:
Written work and tutorial participation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. To be able to read texts of varying degrees of difficulty and understand the gist

Activities:
Reading
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. To engage in open inquiry and to evaluate complex sources before applying synthesis and understanding at an advanced level

Activities:
Tutorial participation, reading, writing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. To master different speech levels and talk about contemporary issues, discuss about various topics

Activities:
Tutorial participation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

05. To understand the effects of society and culture on language

Activities:
Reading and active engagement in oral communication
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

06. To write extended texts using at least 900 characters on topics related to Japanese contemporary society and other themes

Activities:
Written work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorElise Foxworth

Class requirements

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Aural and Oral tests (two oral tests and one listening test, 750 words equivalent)20 05, 04, 03, 02, 01, 06
Workshop exercises and quizzes (750 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Written tests and in-class assignment (2500 words equivalent)60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06