JAPN2403 Japanese 3

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodHong KongFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the JPNSB Japanese Studies major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit further develops linguistic and cultural competency and expands familiarity with a range of topics and sociocultural demands. The unit emphasises the four linguistic skills equally and prepares students' proficiency to meet routine practical and social needs that are relevant to students at tertiary level. The unit covers practical functions such as expressing permission, asking for and giving advice, describing probability, and reporting hearsay. It equips students with the ability to discern the different registers, including the colloquial and formal, used according to different social situations. Successful completion of this unit brings students to the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR) Level 1+.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) express their observations and ideas about familiar social topics with effective use of expressions used in practical functions such as expressing permission, asking for and giving advice, describing probability, reporting hearsay, stating one's opinion, expressing one's ability; (2) grasp simple, conversations in everyday social interactions; (3) comprehend basic Japanese texts with the help of a dictionary and other resources; (4) write short compositions with some depth in Japanese; (5) read and write approximately 50 new kanji appropriately, and recognise some more without reference to a dictionary; (6) increase their knowledge of Japanese cultural practices that are important for effective communication; and (7) acquire information literacy and management skills through a variety of media and search techniques including the use of a dictionary. Additionally, students refine generic skills such as understanding self and others, understanding of language in general, and critical analysis through learning to express their ideas and performing assigned tasks in Japanese.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) online tests; (2) oral assessments; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Kyoko Kawasaki
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
JAPN1402 Japanese 2
or
JAPN1102 Japanese Beginners II
Co-requisites:
JAPN2001 Japanese 3A
Incompatibility:
JAPN2203 Japanese Intermediate I
Contact hours
3 hours per week
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