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Variation in Japanese Language (JAPN30012)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeJAPN30012
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The diversity of language within Japanese, be it phonetical, lexical, morphological, grammatical and strategical, exist according to the speaker’s gender, age, hometown and type of communication one is engaged in. To ensure successful communication in Japanese, one must learn not only the ‘standard’ language introduced in textbooks so far, but also have knowledge of these variation which is observable in any interaction.

This advanced level Japanese language subject aims to expand students’ horizon on Japanese by introducing varieties of colloquial and dialectal expressions used in Japan, differentiated by their gender, age, region and purpose of communication. It will also give students opportunities to examine different registers in various conversation settings. Students will learn what is considered appropriate in various situations through analysis of naturally occurring communication between friends, family and business associates with different degree of formality through analysing them, then apply the findings in their speaking practise appropriately. Students who complete this subject should have acquired good knowledge of the diverse range of Japanese language practice and apply them when communicating in Japanese.

Intended learning outcomes

Be able to understand common varieties in Japanese language caused by age, gender and hometown of the speakers, as well as various purposes of communication.

Generic skills

  • 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 to international awareness.
  • develop reflective skills to reflect and monitor one’s learning.
  • develop critical thinking and analysis to be able to analyse relationship between self and others in various situations in order to express respect and relationships appropriately.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

JAPN10006/JAPN20004/JAPN30006 Japanese 8 or equivalent.

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
JAPN10006 Japanese 8
Semester 2
12.5
JAPN20004 Japanese 8
Semester 2
12.5
JAPN30006 Japanese 8
Semester 2
12.5

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
JAPN20009 Signs and Symbols in Japanese
Semester 1
12.5
JAPN30010 Signs and Symbols in Japanese
Semester 1
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

Additional details

Summer Intensive

A reflective essay, 800 words, due throughout the teaching period (20%)

Role play and analysis, 600 words, due on the second week of the teaching period (15%)

Oral Exam, 600 words, due on the fourth week of the teaching period (15%)

Written Exam, 2000 words, due three weeks after end of the teaching period (50%)

Hurdle requirement: Class attendance is required for this subject; if you do not attend a minimum of 80% of classes without an approved exemption you will not be eligible for a pass in this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Semester 1

Reflective essays (200 words x 4; 800 words in total), due throughout the semester (20%)

Role play and analysis (600 words equivalent - 3 minutes role play and 5 minutes analysis, due mid-semester (15%)

Oral Exam (600 words equivalent – 6 minutes), end of semester (15%)

Written Exam, 2000 words, during the examination period (50%)

Hurdle requirement: Class attendance is required for this subject; if you do not attend a minimum of 80% of classes without an approved exemption you will not be eligible for a pass in this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorYasuhisa Watanabe
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

Time commitment details

Time commitment totals 170 hours.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Materials supplied by the Institute.

  • 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: 11 October 2019