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JPNS1210 – C Japanese Studies 3

2022 – Session 1, In person-scheduled-weekday, North Ryde

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Convenor & Lecturer
Chavalin Svetanant
Contact via By email
B309, Level 3, 25b Wally's Walk
Tuesday, 13:30-14:30
Lecturer
Kayo Nakazawa
Contact via By email
B308, Level 3, 25b Wally's Walk
Wednesday, 11:00-12:00
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
HSC Japanese Continuers or HSC Japanese Extension
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit is designed to develop skills in all areas of Japanese language (reading, writing, listening and speaking) to a higher level of proficiency. Students learn to discuss a wider range of topics as well as substantially increase their knowledge of vocabulary and kanji. This unit also focuses on further increasing students' skills in intercultural communication so that they will be able to communicate in a manner which is culturally as well as linguistically appropriate. Interactive tutorials and the use of online resources provide students with opportunities to use Japanese as much as possible.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Develop intermediate level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Japanese language.
  • ULO2: Identify, describe and evaluate many aspects of Japanese-speaking cultures and societies.
  • ULO3: Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Japanese at intermediate level.
  • ULO4: Apply relevant language conventions to create meaningful intercultural encounters.
  • ULO5: Demonstrate a refined awareness of language and language use, in both Japanese and in English.

General Assessment Information

Please note that the University and the Faculty of Arts have launched a new assessment policy effective as of 1 July 2021. This new policy particularly affects LATE SUBMISSION OF ASSIGNMENTS.

The Faculty policy in relation to late assessment submissions is as follows:

Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – 10 marks out of 100 credit will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments – e.g. quizzes, online tests, etc.

To be very clear:

  • Unless you have applied for special consideration and had your application approved, for each day your assignment is late, 10 marks will be deducted. For example, if you submit your assignment 7 days late, 70 marks will be deducted, which means you will fail that assignment.
  • If your assignment is more than 7 days late (including weekends), you will get 0 for your assignment.

These are serious penalties that will substantially alter your final grade and even determine whether you pass or fail this unit. Please make every effort to submit your assignment by the due date.

If you find you cannot submit your assignment on time, please apply for Special Consideration through AskMQ. Make sure you read Macquarie University's policy regarding Special Consideration requests before you apply:

https://students.mq.edu.au/study/assessment-exams/special-consideration

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Weekly Participation 20% No Weekly submission due 17:00 each Friday from Week 2 to 12
Weekly Online Quiz 15% No Weekly submission due 17:00 each Friday from Week 2 to 12
Mid-Semester Test 15% No 23:59 on Sunday 10/04/22
Oral test 20% No 23:59 on Sunday 29/05/22
Final Test 30% No 23:59 on Sunday 05/06/22

Weekly Participation

Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 22 hours
Due: Weekly submission due 17:00 each Friday from Week 2 to 12
Weighting: 20%

 

Students will participate in the weekly activities to ensure active engagement with the course materials.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Develop intermediate level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Japanese language.
  • Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Japanese at intermediate level.
  • Apply relevant language conventions to create meaningful intercultural encounters.

Weekly Online Quiz

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: Weekly submission due 17:00 each Friday from Week 2 to 12
Weighting: 15%

 

Students will undertake short quizzes to assess comprehension of the weekly content.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Develop intermediate level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Japanese language.
  • Identify, describe and evaluate many aspects of Japanese-speaking cultures and societies.
  • Apply relevant language conventions to create meaningful intercultural encounters.
  • Demonstrate a refined awareness of language and language use, in both Japanese and in English.

Mid-Semester Test

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: 23:59 on Sunday 10/04/22
Weighting: 15%

 

The mid-semester test covers the unit content in the first half of the session.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Develop intermediate level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Japanese language.
  • Identify, describe and evaluate many aspects of Japanese-speaking cultures and societies.
  • Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Japanese at intermediate level.
  • Demonstrate a refined awareness of language and language use, in both Japanese and in English.

Oral test

Assessment Type 1: Presentation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: 23:59 on Sunday 29/05/22
Weighting: 20%

 

Students are required to discuss a given topic in Japanese, using the contents and skills they have learned in the unit.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Develop intermediate level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Japanese language.
  • Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Japanese at intermediate level.
  • Apply relevant language conventions to create meaningful intercultural encounters.
  • Demonstrate a refined awareness of language and language use, in both Japanese and in English.

Final Test

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: 23:59 on Sunday 05/06/22
Weighting: 30%

 

The final test covers the entire content of the course.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Develop intermediate level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Japanese language.
  • Identify, describe and evaluate many aspects of Japanese-speaking cultures and societies.
  • Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Japanese at intermediate level.
  • Demonstrate a refined awareness of language and language use, in both Japanese and in English.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Writing Centre for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

No textbook is required for this unit. Seminar notes (Grammar & Kanji), seminar presentation slides, and other materials are available for downloads in iLearn.

Completion of assessment tasks will also require a computer with Japanese fonts enabled. Basic computer skills (e.g., internet browsing) and skills in word processing in Japanese and English are required.

TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED

Online Unit

Login is via: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/

Is my unit in iLearn?: https://unitguides.mq.edu.au/ilearn_unit_status/ to check when your online unit will become available.

Technology

Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient.

Students are required to access the online unit in iLearn by the end of Week 1 and follow any relevant instructions and links for downloads that may be required. If applicable, students are required to download the relevant language package prior to Week 2.

Please contact your course convenor before the end of Week 1 if you do not have a suitable laptop (or tablet) for in-class use.

Unit Schedule

W01     Unit Overview & Revision

W02     Past experiences and listing representative activities

W03     Limitation and restriction

W04     Capability

W05     Opinion and hearsay

W06     Problems and disappointments

W07     Desires & Mid-Semester Test

W08     Intentions

W09     Permission and Conditionals

W10     Advice & Obligation

W11     Instructions on detailed procedures and directions

W12     Oral Test

W13     Final Test

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

To find other policies relating to Teaching and Learning, visit Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au) and use the search tool.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Academic Integrity

At Macquarie, we believe academic integrity – honesty, respect, trust, responsibility, fairness and courage – is at the core of learning, teaching and research. We recognise that meeting the expectations required to complete your assessments can be challenging. So, we offer you a range of resources and services to help you reach your potential, including free online writing and maths support, academic skills development and wellbeing consultations.

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

The Writing Centre

The Writing Centre provides resources to develop your English language proficiency, academic writing, and communication skills.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Services and Support

Macquarie University offers a range of Student Support Services including:

Student Enquiries

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IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.