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Japanese 12 (6 points)


Leader: Shoko Hagino

Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit is designed to develop students' Japanese language skills to an advanced level, while enriching their knowledge of Japan-Asia-Pacific relations. It will further develop oral and written skills, with a focus on translation as a linguistic and cultural practice. Students will develop reading skills, research skills using Japanese resources, debating and discussion skills, and will use a variety of Japanese media, including the Internet. Writing skills to be developed include note-taking, summary and synthesis. Teaching materials will relate to Japan-Asia-Australia relations, focussing on the issues facing Japan in its relations with the Asian region, past and present.

Assessment: Final examination (2 hours): 40% + Regular class quizzes: 15% + Written project work (1500 words or 3000 characters): 35% + Oral test (debate): 10% + Assessment tasks and criteria will take into account the language level and background of students

Contact Hours: Four contact hours per week, including a one-hour lecture in Japanese, a two-hour seminar and a one-hour tutorial.

Prerequisites: Japanese 11 or equivalent

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