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Information relevant to 2003 – Discipline/School Information

Japanese – School of Asian Languages and Studies

Coordinator Ms T Ueki-Sabine. The School of Asian Languages & Studies offers two undergraduate courses in Japanese.

1) Diploma in Languages, specialising in Japanese

For those with or without degrees who wish to upgrade their language competence. Students must consult the Coordinator of the Japanese section before enrolling. They will need to have successfully completed HMJ100 or TCE Japanese Stage 4 (HA) before enrolling in the course. The course consists of two or three years part time and involves 50% at level 200 and 50% at level 300.

2) Major in Japanese for students enrolled in a bachelor degree

Students who successfully complete the major (ie to third year) will have competence in speaking current standard Japanese and in reading modern books, journals and newspapers.

HMJ100 and HMJ201, 202 are intended to give the student control of the standard language in both its written and spoken forms. Aural–oral drills and video classes have a place in the course alongside study of the Japanese writing system and the reading of texts in modern Japanese.

The third year units HMJ306–308 are core units of the major, and build on these skills and develop the students’ ability to express themselves both in written and in spoken Japanese. The third year units HMJ330–335 are designed to advance the students’ knowledge of Japanese literature and culture as well as develop skills in using technical, scientific and business Japanese.

Students with a high score in TCE Japanese Stage 4 or equivalent, upon the recommendation of the Coordinator of the Japanese section, should enrol in the second year Japanese units.

Native, near-native or advanced speakers should enrol in level 300 HMJ units in consultation with the Coordinator of the Japanese section.

Students undertaking a major in Japanese may progress according to one of the following three routes:

Route A

HMJ100 (25%), HMJ201 (25%) and HMJ202 (25%), plus a minimum of 25% from HMJ306–308.

Route B

50% at 200 level and 50% at 300 level (HMJ306, HMJ307, HMJ308).

Route C

A minimum of 100% at the 300/400 level for advanced speakers.

Notes

Degree students may not enrol in a lower and a higher level of the same language concurrently.

Degree students may not enrol in a lower level after they have passed a higher level of the same language.

Students who commenced a language major before 2001

For students studying Japanese, a major consists of 112.5% HECS weighting normally made up of:

25% at level 100
50% at level 200, plus
37.5% at level 300.

Students commencing at level 200 normally take

50% at level 200, plus
62.5% at level 300
Honours

Minimum prerequisites for entry into Japanese Honours include one distinction and two credits in HMJ300 units. Students are encouraged to take further units in HMJ330–335 before undertaking Honours studies.

Units offered in the Japanese program

Unit title campus offered weight prereq coreq m.excl enrol code
Level 100
Japanese 1 Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 25%       HMJ100
Level 200
Japanese 2 Language Skills A Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 25% HMJ100 or TCE Stage 4 (HA) or equiv   HMA230/330 HMJ201
Japanese 2 Language Skills B Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 [by video-link] 25% HMJ100 or TCE Stage 4 (HA) or equiv HMJ201 HMA231/331 HMJ202
Level 300
Reading Japanese Hobart: semester 1 12.5% HMJ201 and HMJ202     HMJ306
Spoken Japanese Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 [by video-link] 25% HMJ201 and HMJ202     HMJ307
Writing Japanese Hobart: semester 2 12.5% HMJ201 and HMJ202     HMJ308
Professional Spoken Japanese Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 25% HMJ201 (DN) and HMJ202 (DN) HMJ306, HMJ307, HMJ308 HMJ332 HMJ330
Japanese Film Hobart: semester 1 Launceston: semester 1 [by video-link] 12.5%       HMJ334
Professional Translation of Japanese Hobart: semester 1 12.5% HMJ201 (DN) and HMJ202 (DN) HMJ306, HMJ307, HMJ308 HMJ332 HMJ335
Japan in the 21st Century [a] Hobart: semester 2 Launceston: semester 2 [by video-link] North-West Centre: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 in Arts     HMJ210/310
Modern Japanese Literature [a] not offered in 2003 12.5% HMJ201, HMJ202 or HMJ306, HMJ307, HMJ308 HMJ306, HMJ307, HMJ308 HMA237/337 HMJ331
[a] next offered in 2004.

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