JAPANESE FOR ASIAN LITERACY

JPN3JAL

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Japanese for Asian Literacy is designed to give third year students with no prior knowledge the opportunity to learn Japanese as an elective subject. The subject is designed to give students the chance to learn an Asian language and its culture in an exciting and academic environment. The subject focuses on contemporary spoken and written Japanese. Students are provided with the ability to communicate in Japanese in various situations that they may encounter in Australia and Japan. They learn to read and write the hiragana and katakana scripts as well as 45 kanji and thus learn to read and write at an elementary level. They also acquire socio-cultural competence andengage in research pertaining to Japanese society so as to gain Asia literacy.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorElise Foxworth

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects JPN2004, JPN3005, JPN3006

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is for students with no knowledge of Japanese or Japanese background or heritage.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGenki Vol 1PrescribedBanno, E et al.The Japan Times 2011 2nd Ed
ReadingsGenki Vol 1 WorkbookPrescribedBanno, E et al.The Japan Times 2011 2nd Ed

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Communicate successfully in an Asian language

Activities:
Learn how to communicate in Japanese in pairs and groups in the workshops. Practice using authentic audio-visual material.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

02. Communicate in written Japanese

Activities:
Learn how to read and write several Japanese syllabaries including kanji to become literate in Japanese.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

03. Gain in-depth knowledge about an Asian Society

Activities:
Read and discuss scholarly monographs and articles about socio-cultural and socio-linguistic norms of Japanese society and learn about conventions of communicating in Japanese
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Write an original essay in Asian Studies at an advanced standard

Activities:
Write on a topic related to contemporary Japanese society pertaining to diversity and/or communication norms in Japan at an advanced standard
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Acquire socio-linguistic and socio-cultural competencies. Understanding the importance of regional and other differences.

Activities:
Attendance at lectures, which have a cultural component. Tutorial participation - engaging in 'what if' activities, doing homework. Inquiry into the role that culture plays in how Japanese people communicate.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorElise Foxworth

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This is a 2 hour grammar/conversation and listening workshop"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This is a 1 hour reading/writing workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
On-going Assessment and weekly quiz (equivalent to 1600 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04
One speaking and one listening test (equivalent to 800 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Midterm (equivalent to 800 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04
Written essay on Japanese socio-cultural or socio-linguistic norms (800 words)Due via turn it in week 13 (see weekly schedule)20 01, 03, 04
Final test (800 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05