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Graduate Diploma in Arts (Japanese)

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  • Objectives
    Students who complete the graduate diploma should: * Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values; * Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems within complex changing social contexts; * Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force; * Communicate effectively; * Commit to continuous learning; * Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and other information technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Diploma in Arts (Japanese)
  • Course description
    Specialisation Requirements:

        * 100 points elective subjects

    Students considering higher degree language study should seek advice from the course coordinator or a Faculty course adviser regarding an appropriate enrolment.

    Elective subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    110-141  Japanese 1A
    This is the beginners' introductory level subject. Its focus is to provide basic expressions to the students to enable them to survive and function day-to-day in Japan. Students will learn Japanese writing systems: hiragana and katakana syllabar...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-142  Japanese 1B
    This is a beginners' post-introductory Japanese subject. This subject enhances skills that enable students to communicate in Japanese and to manage daily life in Japan. Further basic Japanese sentence patterns, vocabulary and expressions are int...     Semester 2     12.50

    110-209  Introduction to Japanese Communication
    This subject aims to heighten general awareness of the Japanese language and to enhance the acquisition of Japanese, particularly in aural and oral communication skills. Students will be introduced to Japanese sound systems, characteristics of commun...     Semester 2     12.50

    110-188  Japanese 3A
    This subject provides students with an opportunity to read and listen to various types of authentic Japanese materials with some modification and learn to communicate on a wide range of topics. Students will learn100 kanji (Chinese characters) and wi...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-189  Japanese 3B
    This subject provides students with an opportunity to read and listen to various types of authentic Japanese materials with some modification and learn to communicate on a wide range of topics. Students will learn100 kanji (Chinese characters) and wi...     Semester 2     12.50

    110-216  Japanese 4A
    In this subject, significant topics in Japanese society will be introduced through authentic texts such as articles from Japanese newspapers, magazines and the Internet. The subject examines current trends and issues in Japanese society from a cross-...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-217  Japanese 4B
    In this subject, significant topics in Japanese society will be introduced through authentic texts such as articles from Japanese newspapers, magazines and the Internet, and also through extracts of semi-naturally occurring conversations between Japa...     Semester 2     12.50

    110-241  Japanese 2A
    This subject consolidates students' Japanese knowledge and enables communication on various everyday topics in Japanese. Various reading and listening materials are introduced to enhance students' communication skills on a range of topics. ...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-242  Japanese 2B
    This subject follows on from Japanese 2A, further consolidating students' Japanese knowledge and communication. Students will also learn to use an appropriate politeness level and style. Various reading and listening materials are introduced to ...     Semester 2     12.50

    110-245  Sign and Symbols in Japanese
    This subject aims to give students an overview of current Japanese writing systems. Students will become aware of the structural and functional characteristics of various words. In class, students will be exposed to words and phrases that are written...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-246  Japanese Grammar in Action
    This subjects aims to advance learners' Japanese acquisition with a focus on the grammatical aspects of Japanese language. The subject asks students to re-think the rules they were taught at earlier stages of their Japanese learning in terms of ...     Semester 2     12.50

    110-247  Reading Japanese Literature
    This subject aims to familiarise students with authentic literary Japanese texts. Students will read various forms and styles of reading materials including well-known Japanese novels and poems. In class, students will learn new vocabulary, phrases, ...     Semester 2     12.50

    110-248  Variation in Japanese Language
    This subject aims to familiarise students with colloquial and dialectal expressions used in Japan. It introduces students to various styles of Japanese spoken by those differentiated by gender and region. It will also give students opportunities to e...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-318  Japanese Through Translation
    This subject introduces advanced learners of Japanese to two interrelated, but different, areas of language study: translation and interpreting. It provides the students with opportunities to understand and gain knowledge necessary for interpreting a...     Semester 2     12.50

    110-319  Japanese through the Media
    This subject focuses on key social and political issues that are part of the public discourse in the media in Japan and Australia. These include Japan’s aging society, education and language policies and gender equality. It compares the c...     Semester 1     12.50

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