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Advanced Japanese Language: Popular Culture (6 points)


Leader: Alison Tokita

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: Conducted entirely in Japanese, the unit offers an advanced level of spoken and written Japanese, designed to bring the student closer to semi-native competence, through studying Japanese popular cultural forms. Language activities include reading a variety of text genres, including academic texts, learning advanced modes of expression and kanji, writing summaries and essays in Japanese, translation, debates and discussions, and conversation with Japanese visitors. Students will develop IT and computer skills in a Japanese context, including wordprocessing, working with Japanese Internet sites, using on-line glossaries and making a powerpoint presentation in Japanese.

Assessment: Final examination (2 hours): 40% + Regular class quizzes: 15% + Oral presentation: 15% + Written assignments 20% + Essay: 20% + Test of oral skills (debate): 10%

Contact Hours: 1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial, 2 hour seminar

Prerequisites: Level D Japanese or equivalent

Prohibitions: JPL1510 and JPL2510, JPL4510, JLG4511, JLG5511

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