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ATS2649

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Assoc Prof Helen Marriott

Notes

Previously coded JPS2130

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to the study of the basic aspects of the Japanese language and system of communication, as well as intercultural communication. Topics include communication problems, speech acts, politeness, discourse structure.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Have developed their understanding of the discipline of sociolinguistics and to be able to employ some of the terminology used within it.
  2. Have increased their knowledge about communicating in Japanese or English with native speakers of Japanese.
  3. Have improved their understanding of the processes of communication found in native Japanese communication situations as well as in intercultural contact situations.
  4. Have improved their competence in communicating in their second (or third) language.
  5. Have developed a knowledge of enquiry techniques employed in sociolinguistics.
  6. Have improved their skills in reading critically, analysing, writing and presenting reports.

Assessment

written work: 60%
Exam: 40%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Japanese studies
Asian studies

Co-requisites

Japanese 4 or equivalent

Prohibitions

ATS3649