JAPN5001 Japanese for Professionals 1

Credit
6 points
Offering

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2021UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This beginner's level postgraduate level language unit provides students with the knowledge and understanding of basic Japanese grammar and vocabulary used in everyday and limited professional contexts. Focusing on developing communication skills required in professional settings, the unit develops confidence in listening, speaking, reading and written Japanese. Through a number of contextual seminars in addition to language seminars, the unit provides knowledge and understanding of the role of language in scholarship and research, with the focus on enhancing language learner autonomy in students to prepare them for further independent language study. The unit provides a good basis for an intercultural understanding of Japanese culture and society through situating the use of Japanese language in relevant social and cultural contexts.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) communicate in written and spoken Japanese on everyday topics in limited every day and professional situations; (2) apply appropriate beginner-level Japanese language to selected cultural social situations; (3) have an understanding of the Japanese culture and society inform basic sociolinguistic conventions in contemporary Japanese language use; (4) achieve a comparative understanding of language and language use, in both Japanese and English and how these differ in every day and limited professional contexts; and (5) achieve a basis to approach research topics relating to Japanese language and the histories, societies and cultures associated with the Japanese language.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) examinations; (2) continuous assessment (including contextual seminars); and (3) oral presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Assistant Professor Kyoko Kawasaki
Unit rules
Advisable prior study:
Bachelor of Arts (BP001), Bachelor of Commerce (BP004)
Incompatibility:
JAPN1401 Japanese 1
Contact hours
language seminars: 2 hours per week over 6 weeks; self-directed learning; Saturday block seminars (refer to the unit outline for further details)
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.