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Japanese 1b:Language & Culture (4866.8)

Level: Undergraduate First Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Applied Linguistics & Languages

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    Syllabus

    By the end of the unit students will be able to acquire further practical competence to function in the Japanese speaking environment and will further develop their understanding of the social and cultural mores of Japanese. In addition, students will become acquainted with a variety of areas of Japanese culture pertaining to different degrees including Japanese architecture, graphic design, cultural heritage, media etc. Students will also be introduced to new situations in which they will learn to use appropriate Japanese and by the end of this unit students will be able to make requests; give directions; write a reports, diary entries and simple letters; and read and write 160 kanji and use informal speech. In addition, students will have developed essential generic skills and attributes such as time management and self-motivated learning strategies including the ability to apply themselves to tasks consistently over extended periods of time.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit students should be able to:

    1. satisfy their needs in Japanese life in everyday situations including making requests; giving directions, etc.

    2. write a report;

    3. write diary entries;

    4. write a simple letter;

    5. understand the radical structure of kanji;

    6. read and write 160 kanji;

    7. use informal speech;

    8. have developed further intercultural awareness;

    9. have developed an awareness of a variety of areas of Japanese culture;

    10. develop essential generic skills and attributes such as time management and self-motivated learning strategies including the ability to apply themselves to tasks consistently over extended periods of time.

    Contact Hours

    Four hours face-to-face and one hour online engagement.

    Prerequisites

    Japanese 1A Language and Culture.

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