Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2013 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
Organisational UnitJapanese Studies
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Kuniko Yoshimitsu


Previously coded JPL3110


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
  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)

Contact hours

4 hours (2 x 2 hour seminars) per week

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


Japanese 10 or equivalent