The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Designed to develop reading and writing skills and cultural knowledge at an advanced level. It is based on the study of essays, short stories, poems and newspapers.


Not currently offered.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Recognise, read and write 400 Kanji and read a range of Japanese texts.

2. Gain a good understanding of major grammatical construction and idiomatic expressions.

3. Translate from Japanese to English and English to Japanese

4. Express ideas in Japanese on set topics which develop cultural and social awareness.


A selection of short stories, poems, newspaper articles, excerpts from essays and novels. Approximately 800 kanji will be taught.

Assumed knowledge

JAPN2220 or equivalent

Assessment items

In Term Test: In semester test

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Quiz: Weekly quizzes