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Reading Japanese Literature (JAPN30011)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeJAPN30011
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject aims to familiarise students with authentic literary Japanese texts. Students will read various forms and styles of reading materials including well-known Japanese novels and poems. Students will learn new vocabulary, phrases, and expressions. Students will also learn useful reading strategies. The study of Japanese culture-specific language use in various contexts and its historical background is explored. On completion of this subject, students should develop further understanding of cultural-specific language. Students who complete this subject are expected to have gained confidence to read other contemporary Japanese texts on their own. The medium of instruction is entirely Japanese.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

become familiar with different genre and writing styles;
become able to read passages of several pages in length, and be able to grasp the structure and the message of the reading materials;
develop communication skills for discussing literature and related topics covered in reading materials and
foster written skills through various writing tasks.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

JAPN20012/JAPN30012 Variation in Japanese Language or equivalent.

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
JAPN20012 Variation in Japanese Language
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN30012 Variation in Japanese Language
Semester 1
12.5

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
JAPN20002 Introduction to Japanese Communication
Semester 2
12.5
JAPN20011 Reading Japanese Literature
Semester 2
12.5

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Description

  • Written work totalling 2000 words (throughout the semester) 40%
  • An oral presentation of 400 words (throughout the semester) 10%
  • Project work with critical component of 1600 words (end of semester) 40%
  • Class participation (throughout the semester) 10%

Hurdle requirement: Students must attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to pass this subject. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    CoordinatorMaki Yoshida
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursA total of 48 hours: Four hours of language classes per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

Time commitment totals 170 hours.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Materials supplied by the Institute.

  • Subject notes

    Previously available as 110-467 Reading Contemporary Japanese Texts. Students who have completed 110-467 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

  • Breadth options
  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Language Placement Test required

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 26 June 2019