Japanese 3A

Subject JAPN20013 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1 hour lecture and 3 hours of tutorials per week
Total Time Commitment: Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Japanese 2B or equivalent
Corequisites: Signs and Symbols in Japanese (Beginners stream only)
Recommended Background Knowledge: None.
Non Allowed Subjects: None.
Core Participation Requirements: None.


Dr Sayuki Machida


Dr Sayuki Machida


Subject Overview:

This subject provides students with an opportunity to read and listen to various types of authentic Japanese materials with some modification and learn to communicate on a wide range of topics. Students will learn100 kanji (Chinese characters) and will be introduced to various aspects of Japanese culture. Computer laboratory instruction will support the curriculum.

  • consolidate and expand competence in Japanese, introducing different styles of expressions.
  • learn various styles of speech and genres of written texts including informal speech between friends and academic writing style writing.
Assessment: Three in-class tests, 20% (due throughout the semester), a written assignment 1000 words 20% (due mid-semester), 2-hour final examination 50%(examination period) and class participation 10%.
Prescribed Texts:
  • Nihongo Chukyu J301-Kiso kara Chukyu (Satoshi Toki, Masaaki Seki, Fumiya Hirataka, Koko Shin"uchi and Yoshiko Tsuruo) Three A Network, 2001
Recommended Texts: None.
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

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Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • As a result of attending classes, and the timely completion of assessments, students in this subject should acquire skills to: apply knowledge of basic structural patterns to deal with large quantities of new information. set long term goals and develop the discipline to undertake the daily work needed to achieve the goals.
  • develop cultural knowledge necessary for international awareness.
  • particular attention is given to developing reading skills.
Notes: This subject is available at level one for students who are completing the advanced stream of Japanese. It is only available at level two for students completing the post-VCE stream of Japanese, and level three for beginners stream Japanese student.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Japanese)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Japanese
Japanese Major

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