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JPNS3622: Japanese 8

The learning activities of this unit of study are designed to facilitate students to transfer from intermediate to advanced Japanese. Classes are divided into three components: reading, grammar, and communication. Reading will focus on various types of contemporary authentic non-fiction texts including newspaper articles, whereas grammar classes pick up on grammatical structures appearing in the readings. In communication students will practice expressing their opinions on various Japanese social issues through group discussions. The topics will be based on the readings as well as other resources. By the end of this unit of study, students will be able to read approximately 1350 kanji.

Code JPNS3622
Academic unit Japanese Studies
Credit points 6
JPNS3621 or JPNS2301

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate an advanced Japanese active and passive language competence in key learning areas
  • LO2. Discuss and express opinions on various Japanese sociopolitical and cultural topics and justify them with reasons and examples
  • LO3. Demonstrate an appreciation of the functions of various levels of spoken language and an ability to understand and use these levels
  • LO4. Demonstrate an understanding of the functions and textual structures in authentic texts of increased complexity
  • LO5. Extract information from unseen texts effectively with the help of dictionaries
  • LO6. Display an increased capacity to read characters (approximately 1350 kanji)
  • LO7. Demonstrate an intercultural competence to interact in various Japanese contexts, including a professional one
  • LO8. Demonstrate a high level of ability to critically analyse different Japanese sociopolitical and cultural contexts

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.