Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Kuniko Yoshimitsu


Previously coded JPL3852


Develops skills in speed reading and comprehending a variety of texts in Japanese, including longer works than are included in other language untis 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 performance 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 language


Japanese 6 or equivalent


ATS2155, ATS4155, APG4132, APG5132