Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course builds on skills acquired in JAPN2501 and introduces students to the study of the Japanese cultural tradition through the use of a variety of late intermediate level Japanese language materials.



  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Recognise an additional 300 kanji beyond those taught in JAPN2501.

2. Analyse Japanese texts at the level of JLPT4.

3. Translate texts from Japanese to English at the level of JLPT4.

4. Identify key themes in the development of the Japanese cultural tradition.


Students will study written texts and audio-visual material related to the development of the Japanese cultural tradition.

Assumed knowledge

JAPN2501 Japanese in Context I

Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Online Learning Activities (52%)

Quiz: Quiz - online (12 x 4 = 48%)

Contact hours



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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