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 society through a diverse range of topics. JAPN3502 provides comprehensive language training at a late-advanced level corresponding to N2 in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).



  • Semester 2 - 2022

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): JAPN3102. Students who have successfully completed JAPN3102 are not eligible to enrol in JAPN3502.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Read and write Japanese texts at a late-advanced level.

2. Use Japanese grammar at a late-advanced level.

3. Communicate in both written form and orally in Japanese at a late advanced level.

4. Demonstrate knowledge of aspects of Japanese society.


Topics include:

  • Food
  • Religion
  • Pop culture
  • Traditional crafts


This course replaces JAPN3102. If you have successfully completed JAPN3102, you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

JAPN3501 Japanese in Context III

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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