Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 1 hour lecture and a 1.5 hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week , 4.5 additional hours/week. Total of 8.5 hours per week.
|Prerequisites:||Japanese 4B or equivalent.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Jun Ohashi
Dr Jun Ohashi
|Subject Overview:||This subject focuses on key social and political issues that are part of the public discourse in the media in Japan and Australia. These include Japan’s aging society, education and language policies and gender equality. It compares the coverage of these issues in print and electronic media, including websites and television programming. It assesses each medium in terms of objectivity, cultural relativism and audience expectations. Through project work and classroom discussions, students will develop an understanding of media idioms and usage, culturally specific expressions and Japanese sociocultural norms.|
|Assessment:||Two written works of 1000 words 50% (throughout the semester); a project work of 2000 words 50% (due at the end of semester).|
|Prescribed Texts:||Materials supplied by the Institute. |
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Notes:||Formerly available as 110-136 and 110-455 Japanese Language and Culture. Students who have completed 110-136 or 110-455 are not eligible to enrol in this subject. Students who have completed 110-450, 110-451 and 110-467 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.|
Diploma in Modern Languages (Japanese) |
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