JAPN2404 Japanese 4

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodHong KongFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the JPNSB Japanese Studies; JPNSP 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 continues on from JAPN1403 Japanese 3 or JAPN2403 Japanese 3 and further develops linguistic and cultural competency and expands familiarity with a range of topics and sociocultural demands. The unit emphasises communication skills and covers practical functions such as expressing regret, describing effort, and expressing conditions and sequence. The unit equips students with the ability to apply different registers, including the colloquial and formal, as appropriate in different social situations. Successful completion of this unit brings students to the Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level (JLPTL) N4 or the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR) Level 2.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) express their opinions and emotions on familiar social topics with effective use of expressions used in practical functions such as expressing regret; (2) grasp relatively complex conversations in everyday social situations; (3) comprehend relatively complex Japanese texts with the help of a dictionary and other resources; (4) write short composition with some depth in Japanese; (5) read and write approximately 80 new kanji; (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
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research project; (2) tests; 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:
JAPN2403 Japanese 3 or (JAPN1403 Japanese 3 and JAPN1001 Japanese 3A) or JAPN2203 Japanese Intermediate I
Incompatibility:
JAPN2204 Japanese Intermediate II
Contact hours
3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-QTR-A2-2020]
  • 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.
  • 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. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. 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. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.