Available in 2022
Course code



20 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course uses Japanese language multimedia to expose students to traditional and modern Japanese culture through a diverse range of socio-cultural topics. JAPN3501 provides comprehensive language training, at an early-advanced level, corresponding to N3 in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).



  • Semester 1 - 2022

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): JAPN3101. Students who have successfully completed JAPN3101 are not eligible to enrol in JAPN3501.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Read and write Japanese texts at an early-advanced level.

2. Use Japanese grammar at an early-advanced level.

3. Communicate in Japanese at an early-advanced level.

4. Demonstrate knowledge of aspects of Japanese society.


Topics include:

  • Geography
  • Language
  • Technology
  • Sports


This course replaces JAPN3101. If you have successfully completed JAPN3101, you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

20 Units in Japanese at 2000 level.

Assessment items

Quiz: 12 Online Quizzes (4% each) (48%)

Presentation: 2 Presentations (16% each) (32%)

Written Assignment: 4 Written Assignments (5% each) (20%)

Contact hours


Online Activity

Online 4 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

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