Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2015 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

Subject Information
Subject Code JAPA101
Subject Name An Introduction to Japanese
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites none
Co-Requisites none
Restrictions Students may not enrol in this subject if they have successfully completed JAPA141 or above or HSC Japanese or equivalent
Equivalence JAPA102; JAPA103 or JAPA141
Assessment 1. Hiragano Written 15% 2. Role Play 25% 3. Culture Report 20% 4. Final Exam 30% 5. Participation 10%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 769  $ 769  $ 769  $ 769  $ 769  $ 769 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Summer 2015/2016  (30-11-2015 to 12-02-2016)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1 x 2 Hour Lecture and 2 x 2 Hour Tutorial
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Yuko Ramzan
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Stephen Brown
Instance Comment  
Census Date 16-12-2015

Subject Description
This subject is not part of the Japanese major, but is offered as an elective subject in the Summer Session. It is designed for students with no prior knowledge of the Japanese language. It introduces the syllabaries of Japanese, Hiragana and Katakana and survival language functions relevant to contemporary contexts. NOTE: This subject is for beginners. It cannot be taken by students who have successfully completed JAPA102/103 or any JAPA subject at 141 or above. This subject has been offered in Summer Session, but may not be offered every year. The timetable for Summer Session subjects is available on the web in October of each year.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
Students will acquire the following information and generic competencies as a result of their participation in this subject: A capacity for, and understanding of, teamwork; self-confidence in language usage and learning, combined with oral and written communication skills of an elementary level; ability to logically analyse and perceive system in language; commitment to independent learning and critical analysis; an appreciation of valuing cultural diversity.
Subject Objectives:
On successful completion of this subject students will 1. demonstrate an elemental competency in reading and writing Japanese. 2. have achieved a basic proficiency in listening and speaking Japanese. 3. demonstrate a basic understanding of contemporary Japan.

Textbook Information
Refer to Japanese Section for purchasing instructions. The textbook is 'Japanese for Busy People'.
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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