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JPNS3010 – I Japanese Studies 5

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 Unit Convenor
Mio Bryce
Contact via Email
Room 314, 25B Wally's Walk
Monday 11:30-12:30
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
JPNS2020 or JPS202
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 an advanced 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 class activities 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 advanced level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Japanese language.
  • ULO2: Identify, describe and evaluate nuanced aspects of Japanese-speaking cultures and societies.
  • ULO3: Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Japanese at advanced level.
  • ULO4: Apply relevant language conventions to create meaningful intercultural encounters.
  • ULO5: Demonstrate a sophisticated awareness of language and language use, in both Japanese and in English.

General Assessment Information

Late Assessment Submission Penalty

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.

Special Consideration

If a student is prevented by serious and unavoidable disruption from completing unit requirements in accordance with their ability, they may apply for support under the Special Consideration Policy. To access this support, students must notify the university via ask.mq.edu.au. Students should refer to the Special Consideration Policy for further information (see the link provided in the 'Policies and procedures' section of this unit guide and https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/special-consideration).

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Unit Participation 15% No Ongoing
Homework 25% No Ongoing
Test 1 25% No 23:55 24/04/2022
Test 2 25% No 23:55 29/05/2022
Presentation 10% No 23:55 01/06/2022

Unit Participation

Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: Ongoing
Weighting: 15%

 

Weekly activities to check and confirm active engagement with course material.

 


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

Homework

Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 25 hours
Due: Ongoing
Weighting: 25%

 

Weekly Homework comprising a set of online tasks.

 


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

Test 1

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: 23:55 24/04/2022
Weighting: 25%

 

A comprehensive test of reading, writing and listening skills, covering the content of Weeks 1-7.

 


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

Test 2

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: 23:55 29/05/2022
Weighting: 25%

 

A comprehensive test of reading, writing and listening skills, covering the content of Weeks 1-11.

 


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

Presentation

Assessment Type 1: Presentation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: 23:55 01/06/2022
Weighting: 10%

 

A short presentation in Japanese to discuss one of the characteristics of the Japanese language.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Develop advanced level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Japanese language.
  • Identify, describe and evaluate nuanced aspects of Japanese-speaking cultures and societies.
  • Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Japanese at advanced level.
  • Apply relevant language conventions to create meaningful intercultural encounters.
  • Demonstrate a sophisticated 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

Required and recommend texts and/or materials

No textbook is required for this unit.

The selected reading materials are available from Leganto on iLearn.

Unit webpage and technology used and required

The online unit (iLearn) can be accessed at: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au. Students must have regular, reliable access to a computer and the internet to complete this unit. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient. 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.

Is my unit in iLearn?: http://help.ilearn.mq.edu.au/unitsonline/ to check when your online unit will become available.

For students attending classes on campus we strongly encourage that you bring along your own laptop computer, ready to work with activities in your online unit. The preferred operating system is Windows 10.

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 Introduction

W02     Distinctively Japanese

W03     Essential Sentence Patterns

W04     Words of Japanese Origin

W05     Words of Foreign Origin

W06     Word Formation

W07     Judgement in Adjectives & Onomatopoeias

Recess

W08     Connection of Phrases, Sentences & Paragraphs

W09     Describing Cause & Effect

W10     Describing Changes & Comparisons

W11     Expressing Emotions, Desires & Initiatives

W12     Review & Test 2

W13     Presentation

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 Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

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.