Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitJapanese Studies
OfferedNot offered in 2014


Previously coded JPL3110


This is an advanced level of spoken and written Japanese. It is designed to bring the student close to semi-native competence in the language, as well as enhancing their awareness of current issues in Japan and their ability to demonstrate oral and written presentation skills in discussing these issues in Japanese.


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

  1. increase their knowledge of the nature, structure and issues of media reports
  2. increase their knowledge of current social issues surrounding the young people in Japan
  3. developed their ability to formulate ideas and opinions and debate current issues in Japanese with precision
  4. enhance their ability to read and comprehend authentic materials, both print and on-line texts, using on-line glossaries and dictionaries
  5. enhance their ability to comprehend spoken Japanese in direct format exposition and audio-visual media
  6. have gained research skills in Japanese including: search of information through various sources; critical thinking; and oral and written presentation skills.


Within semester oral and written assessment and quizzes: 45%
Within semester written test: 15%
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

4 hours (2 x 2 hour seminars) per week

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


ATS3148 or equivalent