JAPN1001 Japanese 3A

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the JPNSP 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 1 elective
This unit functions as a bridging unit for students in the post-WACE Stage 2 major of Japanese (MJD-JPNSP), providing the foundation for further developing their linguistic and cultural competency. The unit emphasises the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) equally and increases learners' effective communication skills to meet routine practical and social demands that are relevant to students at tertiary level. It introduces compound sentence structure and the colloquial register; and covers practical functions such as requesting someone not to do something, offering advice, and describing comparisons. Successful completion of this unit brings students to a point between the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR) Levels 1 and 1+.
Students are able to (1) engage in meaningful interactions with effective use of expressions in everyday social situations such as shopping, sightseeing, visiting a doctor, part-time jobs; (2) comprehend straightforward Japanese texts with the appropriate use of a dictionary and other resources; (3) write short compositions in Japanese on familiar topics; (4) read and write approximately 60 new kanji appropriately, and recognise some more without reference to a dictionary; (5) increase knowledge of Japanese cultural practices that are important for effective communication; and (6) acquire information literacy and management skills through a variety of media and search techniques, including the use of a dictionary. Additionally, they will 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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (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 Kyoko Kawasaki
Unit rules
ATAR Japanese Year 11 or equivalent with approval of the unit coordinator
JAPN1403 Japanese 3
ATAR Japanese Year 12
Contact hours
3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
This unit is for post-secondary WACE 2 stream students.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.