Introductory Japanese B - ARTS1631

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Humanities and Languages

Course Outline: School of Humanities & Languages

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: ARTS1630 or ARTS1632

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: Japanese Studies

The course follows 'Introductory Japanese A' and further introduces a number of basic Japanese structures and vocabulary that are essential to basic Japanese communication. It also offers learning of about 100 Kanji, Japanese characters.

They are taught through six social/cultural topics following the textbook, Nakama Book 1b chapters:

1. Favourite things and activities,
2. Shopping,
3. Restaurant and invitation,
4. Family,
5. Seasons and weather,
6. Annual events.

In each topic, while studying the language, students are challenged to discover different approaches to viewing the world around them linguistically and culturally, and are given the opportunity to understand current sociocultural issues in Japan. The theme of the course is "Connection." Through the course, the students not only "connect" with the Japanese language, culture and society, but also "connect" with their classmates, teachers, native-speakers from the community, as well as with themselves, through critical reflection and expression of self.

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