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Japanese Society - JPNS3673

Year - 2020

Is Japan a unique country? What are the similarities and differences between Japan, Australia and other countries? This unit of study offers students the opportunity to explore various aspects of contemporary Japanese society and culture through reading Japanese texts in the original, through group discussions, and through cross-cultural comparisons. Students will develop their own opinions on a range of social and cultural issues while improving their reading, analytical, and both oral and written communication skills.

2x1-hr seminars/week

continuous class assessment including class quizzes, tests, presentation and written assignments (equivalent to 5000wds) (83%), 1x1hr exam (17%)


JPNS2223 or JPNS1123 or JPNS2622 or JPNS1125 or JPNS3611 or JPNS3621 or 12 credit points each at 2000 level in either Japanese Studies or Asian Studies




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Japanese Studies
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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