Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course builds on skills acquired in JAPN2502 and provide integrated language training at an advanced level including reading, writing, and oral discussion about contemporary socio-cultural issues in Japan.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2020.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Apply their knowledge to social and cultural issues that are being discussed in contemporary Japan.

2. Use their knowledge of Japanese actively in writing, reading and speaking.

3. Recognise and use 300 additional kanji characters plus kanji compounds for reading and writing.

4. Demonstrate skills equivalent to the level of JLPT3.


The course will focus on several issues widely discussed in contemporary Japan. By so doing, the students will acquire the ability to write about 300 additional kanji characters plus kanji compounds. They will be requested to write four one-page speech manuscripts on related issues, present them orally in class, and discuss.

Assumed knowledge

20 Units in Japanese at 2000 level or 3000 level.

Assessment items

Essay: Essays (40%)

Presentation: Four oral Presentations and discussions (20%)

In Term Test: Two written tests (40%)

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