ATS3148 - Japanese studies advanced 2 - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Japanese Studies


Dr Shimako Iwasaki

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


This unit requires a language entry level testlanguage entry level test (


This is the second part of a sequence progressing from the intermediate to the advanced levels of Japanese. Activities are built around topics relating to contemporary and historical topics of Japan. This unit will provide students with further opportunities to use formal and academic Japanese with confidence while communicating with Japanese-speaking people in interviews and in-class oral presentations. Students will reinforce 1006 kyooiku kanji.


Upon successful completion of the unit students will be able to:

  1. Continue to develop their ability to understand authentic Japanese materials in various media with assistance of dictionaries;
  2. Understand explanatory texts (approx. 2000 characters or more) on various topics related to Japan with the assistance of dictionaries;

  3. Speak with native speakers on various topics about Japan, analyse their opinions and discuss pros and cons. They will also continue to develop their skills to communicate using an appropriate speech style in formal situations;
  4. Research and discuss the topics studied in class, and refine their ability to do short presentations on focused topics, including group presentations;
  5. Demonstrate the ability to compose various texts such as short essays (400-600 characters), poetry and reviews in Japanese;

  6. Reinforced their knowledge of the kyooiku kanji acquired so far
  7. and developed knowledge of an additional 150 kanji frequently used in the Japanese media (approx. 900 kanji, including 150 new kanji this semester).


Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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


ATS3147 or equivalent