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Japanese 2 (JPN102)

Organisational Unit Global Studies
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit aims to develop further communication skills in both spoken and written Japanese as a continuation of JPN101 Japanese I. The material covered ranges over a diverse selection of topics with practical application for anyone considering contact with Japan, and uses the communication-oriented oral/aural approach. This unit aims to give students competence in both spoken and written Japanese at the basic level.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this unit, students will have achieved:
1. A further basic command of Japanese grammar, vocabulary and idiomatic expressions in the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
2. Skills in reading and writing Japanese texts that use a combination of hiragana, katakana and 85 kanji related to the themes studied in the unit.
3. The ability to express themselves orally in Japanese and to understand and respond orally to spoken questions and comments in Japanese within the range of the themes studied in the unit.
4. An appreciation of various Japanese cultural practices reflected in university student life.
Timetabled Learning Activities Language classes: 3.5 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Face-to-face lectures and tutorials, supported by LMS materials for further practice of grammatical structures, the writing system, and for insight into Japanese cultural practices.
Assessment Participation: 10%
2 x Quiz/Test: 10% and 15% respectively
Demonstration: 15%
2 x Examination: 10% each (Oral and Aural)
Final Examination: 30%
Prerequisites Completion of JPN101 Japanese 1 or JPN171 Japanese 1A
Exclusions JPN172 Japanese 1B or any higher-level Japanese unit.
Notes Advanced students, including those who have Japanese: Second Language ATAR or WACE Japanese or equivalent, should consult with the Academic Chair of Asian Studies to determine level of entry.
This is a University-Wide Breadth Unit. If this unit is taken as a Core or Specified Elective unit in a student's major or minor, it cannot also be used to satisfy the University-Wide Breadth Unit requirement. If taken as a University-Wide Breadth Unit, this unit will contribute to satisfying that Part II requirement of the Bachelor degree, although its credit points will be counted as Part I points; students should note that no more than 30 credit points at Part I may be credited towards course completion requirements.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) (BEd(PrimTeach))
Japanese (BA)
Japanese (BA) [New in 2014]
Appears in these Co-Majors Japanese
Appears in these Minors Japanese
Teaching Japanese in Primary Schools
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Leonie Stickland
Lecturer in Japanese

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2302
e: L.Stickland@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.063 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Leonie Stickland
Lecturer in Japanese

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2302
e: L.Stickland@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.063 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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