JAPANESE FOR ASIAN LITERACY

JPN3JAL

2021

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 and engage in research pertaining to Japanese society so as to gain Asia literacy.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEmerald King

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLearn how to communicate in Japanese in pairs and groups in the workshops. Practice using authentic audio-visual material.Learn how to read and write several Japanese syllabaries including kanji to become literate in Japanese.Read and discuss scholarly monographs and articles about socio-cultural and socio-linguistic norms of Japanese society and learn about conventions of communicating in JapaneseWrite on a topic related to contemporary Japanese society pertaining to diversity and/or communication norms in Japan at an advanced standardAttendance 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.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsJPN2004 OR JPN3005 OR JPN3006

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

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

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Genki

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBanno, E et al.

Year2011

Edition/VolumeVol 1 2nd Ed

PublisherThe Japan Times

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Genki Workbook

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBanno, E et al.

Year2011

Edition/VolumeVol 1 2nd Ed

PublisherThe Japan Times

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Communicate successfully in an Asian language
02. Communicate in written Japanese
03. Gain in-depth knowledge about an Asian Society
04. Write an original essay in Asian Studies at an advanced standard
05. Acquire socio-linguistic and socio-cultural competencies. Understanding the importance of regional and other differences.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmerald King

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h 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

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

On-going Assessment and weekly quiz (equivalent to 1600 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One speaking and one listening test (equivalent to 800 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Midterm (equivalent to 800 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written essay on Japanese socio-cultural or socio-linguistic norms (800 words)Due via turn it in week 13 (see weekly schedule)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Final test (800 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5