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ATS4152

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitJapanese Studies
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Shani Tobias

Notes

Previously coded JPL4120

Synopsis

This unit is designed to develop students' Japanese language skills to an advanced level, while introducing them to Japanese literature and approaches to literary translation. Students will develop reading skills, research skills using Japanese resources, debating and discussion skills, and will use a variety of Japanese media, including the Internet. Writing skills to be developed include translation, summary, synthesis and argument in essay writing. Teaching materials will relate to Japanese literature, focussing on modern and contemporary writers, related critiques and translation approaches.

Outcomes

After successfully completing this unit, students should have further developed to an advanced level:

  1. Their ability in speaking Japanese, in the context of informal and formal intellectual discussion and debate in Japanese;
  2. Their ability to comprehend spoken Japanese in direct formal exposition, and in audiovisual media;
  3. Their ability to read and comprehend print and on-line texts using on-line glossaries and dictionaries, with a focus on Japanese novels, short fiction, and critical commentaries on literary texts;
  4. Their ability to translate between Japanese and English and write a critical essay in Japanese on a topic related to Japanese literature;
  5. Their IT and computer skills in a Japanese context, including wordprocessing and researching and recording information from Japanese databases.

Assessment

Assignments (translations and essays) (4000 words): 60%
Class presentation: 10%
Examination (2 hours, 500 words): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

4 hours (one 1-hour lecture and one 3-hour tutorials/seminars) per week

Prerequisites

Japanese 11 or equivalent

Prohibitions

ATS2152, ATS3152, APG4152, APG5152