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JPNS3673: Japanese Society

2024 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

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Japanese Studies

Code JPNS3673
Academic unit Japanese Studies
Credit points 6
JPNS3612 or JPNS3621
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. develop the ability to read quickly and comprehend authentic articles on social issues in Japanese.
  • LO2. develop the ability to listen and understand the presentations of the lecturer and other students, and aural, visual materials in Japanese.
  • LO3. develop the ability to participate with confidence in group discussions and class presentations on social issues in Japanese.
  • LO4. develop the ability to analyze and write your opinion on social issues in Japanese.
  • LO5. be familiar with some of the issues being debated in contemporary Japan and form their own opinion on these issues and Japanese society.
  • LO6. acquire the techniques of sociological reasoning and arguments, in oral and written form.
  • LO7. develop an interest in social issues, to carry out independent research and analysis, and to think creatively and comparatively about social issues.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote

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