JAPN2406 Japanese 6

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

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
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the JPNSP Japanese Studies; JPNSI Japanese Studies major sequences
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit follows on from JAPN2405 Japanese 5 and provides further development of linguistic and cultural competency, including the ability to read general news articles from print and electronic media. While the unit covers the four linguistic skills, it has increased engagement with reading and analysing journalistic prose texts. It enhances students' effective communication skills, including the ability to read critically and to translate general academic and media language from Japanese to English, with the objective of meeting routine practical and social demands in the professional world in general. Successful completion of this unit brings students to the Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level (JLPTL) N3 or the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR) Level 3.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) read and translate 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 expressing 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, 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 the Japanese language.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class tests; (2) oral assessment; 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 Masafumi Monden
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
JAPN2405 Japanese 5 or JAPN2205 Japanese Advanced I
Incompatibility:
JAPN2206 Japanese Advanced II
Contact hours
3 hours per week
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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.