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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Kuniko Yoshimitsu


This is an advanced level of spoken and written Japanese. It is designed to bring the student close to semi-native competence in the language, as well as enhancing their awareness of current issues in Japan and their ability to discuss current issues in Japanese.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Have increased their knowledge of the nature, structure and issues of media reports;
  2. Have increased their knowledge of current social issues in Japan;
  3. Have developed their ability to discuss current issues in Japanese;
  4. Have enhanced their ability to read authentic materials selected from Japanese books, journals and newspapers; and
  5. Have gained research skills in Japanese including: search of information through books, journals, newspapers, internet, etc.; critical thinking; and oral and written presentation skills.


Exam: 45%
Class test: 15%
Oral presentation: 20%
Written work : 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Kuniko Yoshimitsu

Contact hours

4 hours (2 x 2 hour seminars) per week


Japanese 10 or equivalent


JPL1110, JPL2110, JPL3110, JPL4110, JLG5110