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ATS2143

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 First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Naomi Kurata

Notes

Previously coded JPL2030

Synopsis

This unit aims to consolidate and develop students' basic linguistic skills and socio-cultural knowledge in spoken and written Japanese at an intermediate level. The focus is to develop students' interactive competence, including linguistic, socio-linguistic and socio-cultural knowledge. The unit also aims to develop students' intercultural skills and ability to conduct independent research.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Understand simple dialogues and monologues in relation to everyday situations.
  2. Read and find specific information in simple, everyday texts in a variety of genres and media including the internet, with some assistance.
  3. Interact in short and simple social exchanges or tasks (e.g. asking for advice, requesting, apologising) and express intentions, hopes, gratitude, etc. using forms practiced in class and appropriate speech styles.
  4. Write short essays on Japan-related topics.
  5. Recognise and write approx. 90 new kanji (approx. 240 in total by the end of this unit).
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of a range of aspects related to Japanese society and culture.
  7. Demonstrate intercultural skills which include awareness of and sensitivity to cultural differences and similarities through comparison and reflection on students' own cultures and societies
  8. Apply research skills to independently find relevant information about an essay topic; organise, synthesise and analyse the information and communicate it in written and oral form.

Assessment

Within semester assignments and quizzes: 25%
Within semester tests: 35%
Exam period exam: 40%
(Hurdle requirement: a mark of 40% or above in the final exam is required in the exam in order to pass the unit)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

On-campus: One 1-hour lecture per week, one 2-hour tutorial per week, one 2-hour seminar per week

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

Prerequisites

ATS1142 or equivalent

Prohibitions