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Minor (2020)

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Title Japanese
Organisational Unit Global Studies
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Excluded Majors Japanese
Excluded Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Description The Japanese language is a key to understanding the dramatic social and cultural change in modern Japan. The Japanese minor, which is open to beginners and those with some knowledge of the language, consists of four units of interactive Japanese language study, fostering the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing at elementary level or above.
Credits and Exemptions Japanese language units must be completed in sequence, normally from JPN101 Japanese 1, which is designed for beginning learners. Students with some knowledge of the Japanese language from previous studies through secondary and/or tertiary education or other programs will be advised as to from which unit they should start, after being assessed by the Academic Chair or delegate. In cases where students are advised to start with a higher unit than JPN101, preclusion (exemption without credit points), or advanced standing with credit points (for prior tertiary study of Japanese) will be granted accordingly.
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Minor Structure - 12 credit points

100 Level Units - 6 credit points

Core Units - 6 credit points

JPN101 Japanese 1 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

JPN102 Japanese 2 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

200 Level Units - 6 credit points

Core Units - 6 credit points

JPN201 Japanese 3 - 3 points
MURDOCH: AU3-internal

JPN202 Japanese 4 - 3 points
MURDOCH: AU1-internal

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