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Japanese 3 (JPN201)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: AU3-internal
Description This unit aims to develop students' further communication skills in both spoken and written Japanese, and their socio-cultural understanding of Japan, as a continuation of the elementary JPN101 Japanese 1 and JPN102 Japanese 2 units. In the context of various topics relevant to university life as an exchange student in Japan, it introduces the casual register, and builds competence in the use of increasingly complex sentence structures for expressing intention and ability, making explanations and requests, and reporting past experiences.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit you, as a student, should be able to:
1. Comprehend moderately-paced speech by native Japanese speakers talking about travel, health, hospital visiting, Japanese traditional theatre (kabuki), and part-time work.
2. Read simple Japanese texts using a combination of hiragana, katakana and kanji related to travel, health, hospital visiting, Japanese traditional theatre (kabuki), and part-time work.
3. Use the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied in the unit to talk about travel, health, hospital visiting, Japanese traditional theatre (kabuki), and part-time work in Japanese.
4. Produce a neatly-written, appropriately-referenced travel itinerary incorporating vocabulary and grammatical structures studied in the unit.
5. Understand Japanese social customs related to the themes studied in the unit.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture 2 hours per week; Workshops: 2 x 2 hours per week; Weeks 1-7 inclusive (except for non-teaching weeks).
Unit Learning Experiences Over 6 weeks, a combination of structured timetabled learning in 6 hours of language classes per week, employing a communication-oriented oral/aural approach; and 12 hours of self-directed tasks, including doing regular set homework practising reading and writing Japanese characters and texts; listening to authentic Japanese speakers on LMS and other digital media; and completing assignments.
Assessment 2 Mid-semester Tests covering grammar and themes learned in class (each worth 15%); Written assignment demonstrating ability to research and compose a travel itinerary in Japanese (10%); 3 Kanji quizzes (worth a total of 10%); Oral exam, including an oral summary of the travel itinerary (10%); Listening examination (10%); Written examination (25%); In-class participation (5%).
Prerequisites JPN102 Japanese 2 or equivalent level of competency as assessed by the Unit Coordinator.
Exclusions JPN172 Japanese IB.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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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.

Contacts

Unit Coordinator
JPN201
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
JPN201

MURDOCH: AU3-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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