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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Kuniko Yoshimitsu


Previously coded JPL2852


Develops skills in speed reading and comprehending a variety of texts in Japanese, including longer works than are included in other language units at this level. Skills in summarising will be introduced and discussion sessions will focus on both textual and linguistic features and content.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Be able to use a variety of reading skills and strategies appropriate for the purpose such as scanning, skimming and prediction.
  2. Be able to summarise a variety of Japanese texts effectively.
  3. Be able to read Japanese materials in a larger quantity than previously, from a variety of fields, while recognising features of the different genres covered.
  4. Have a basic capacity for independent reading in Japanese through on-line learning materials and web based resources.


2 Exams: (15%
Class contribution and exercises: 20%
Written work: 30% (1500 words)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Kuniko Yoshimitsu

Contact hours

4 hours (2 x 2 hour seminars) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



Japanese 6 or equivalent


JPL3853, ATS4155, APG4132, APG5132