Available in 2021
Course code

JAPN2501

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course introduces students to the study of contemporary Japan through the use of a variety of early intermediate level Japanese-language materials.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate an understanding of issues related to contemporary Japanese society including urbanisation, transport, economics, technology, employment, leisure, consumerism, education, gender, media, public policy and politics.

2. Demonstrate an ability to communicate in Japanese at the level of JLPT5 including reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

3. Investigate contemporary Japanese society using Japanese-language materials at JLPT5 level.

4. 'Recognise an addition 300 kanji beyond those studied at 1000 level.


Content

Students will study written and audio-visual materials related to contemporary Japan in Japanese. The course consists of twelve modules with each module being divided into the following activities: understanding; reading; writing; knowing; speaking and communicating. Students will have the opportunity to use the Japanese language skills they have already acquired and to expand on these by studying a range of topics including: urbanization, transport, economics, technology, employment, leisure, consumerism, education, gender, media, public policy and politics.


Assumed knowledge

JAPN1120 Elementary Japanese II


Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Online Learning ActivitIes (40%)

Quiz: 12 x Quizzes (60%)


Contact hours

Online

Lecture

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Comparable contact hours in other modes of delivery

Self-Directed Learning

Online 8 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

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