JAPN2405 Japanese 5

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the JPNSP Japanese Studies; JPNSI Japanese Studies major sequences
  • 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 follows on from JAPN2404 Japanese 4 and provides further development of linguistic and cultural competency, including the ability to read short news articles from print and electronic media. While the unit covers the four linguistic skills, it has an increased focus upon the use of sociolinguistic elements such as ultra-formal registers, as well as upon engagement with prose texts rather than dialogues. It increases learners' effective communication skills to meet routine practical and social demands relevant to students at tertiary level. Successful completion of this unit brings students to the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR) Level 2+.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) read and translate brief passages of journalistic Japanese; (2) recognise appropriate circumstances for the use of formal and informal Japanese, and speak and write in an appropriate register; (3) understand spoken Japanese which incorporates different registers; (4) discuss in Japanese their ideas on contemporary social and cultural issues in Japan; (5) develop skills in undertaking research and express their findings in both spoken and written forms, while cultivating critical reading and translation skills; and (6) develop information literacy and management skills through a variety of media and search techniques including the use of a dictionary. Additionally, through learning to express their ideas and performing assigned tasks in Japanese, students refine generic skills such as understanding self and others, understanding of language in general, and critical analysis.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) 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 Laura Dales
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
JAPN1404 Japanese 4
or
JAPN1104 Japanese Intermediate II
or
JAPN2404 Japanese 4
or
JAPN2204 Japanese Intermediate II
Incompatibility:
JAPN2205 Japanese Advanced I
Contact hours
3 hours per week
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