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 JAPA271
Subject Name In-country Japanese session
Credit Points 8
Pre-Requisites JAPA243
Co-Requisites none
Restrictions none
Equivalence JAPA264
Assessment 75% = (Japanese Partner University)& 25% = comprising online pre-departure cultural awareness quiz (5%); Presentations (5%); Learning Journal (10%); Participation (5%).
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.167
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1027  $ 1027  $ 1027  $ 1027  $ 1027  $ 1027 
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
Quota Enrolment in this subject is restricted. Students may not enrol over the web. Please refer to the Head of Department or Program, for Faculty Honours Subjects please refer to the School Honours Co-ordinator for more information.
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Rowena Ward
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Rowena Ward
Instance Comment  
Census Date 16-12-2015

Subject Description
The in-country Japanese session requires students to live with a Japanese host family in Kawasaki (Wollongong's sister city) and attend all lectures/seminars/excursions that are arranged in order to enhance both language and cultural understanding. Excursions include visits to schools, museums and concerts. Japanese classes are held at Senshu University.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
Students will acquire the following information and generic skills as a result of their participation in this subject: Comprehension and expression of facts, ideas and opinions in a foreign language, spoken and written; effective interaction with people of a foreign culture through the foreign language; development of strategies for analysing language; appreciation of the role of teamwork and independent endeavour in the learning process. NOTE Assumed knowledge: Beginners Japanese. This subject is a compulsory subject offered to majors in Japanese and places are limited, but should all places not be taken by students in the major, some places may be available to students undertaking the minor in Japanese.
Subject Objectives:
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to: Comprehend spoken Japanese in real life Japanese situations; extract essential information from basic texts in Japanese such as short newspaper articles, street signs, formal letters; express themselves orally in Japanese in real life Japanese society, such as initiating conversation, expressing ideas, opinions and experiences, requesting information, giving formal speeches; express themselves accurately in written Japanese using additional vocabulary and constructions; perceive system in language, and use that awareness to generate meaning; demonstrate an insight into the values and attitudes of people from another culture; that is, the Japanese; manage daily life in Japan using functional Japanese.

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