Contemporary Japanese Literature

Course code JAPN3702
Not available in 2017


This is an advanced Japanese language course designed to develop students' reading and translation skills.


Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2016.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Read contemporary Japanese literature.

2. Translate contemporary Japanese literature.

3. Understand the social context of the literature.

4. Engage in literary criticism.


Students will read a variety of contemporary Japanese literary texts and translate them into English. They will also engage in literary criticism of the texts where appropriate.

Assumed Knowledge

Any Japanese course at 2000 level or equivalent.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Reviews of short stories

Essay: Essay

In Term Test: In class tests

Contact Hours