- Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0021
Previous Code: SM1080.1
Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs: Yes. Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.
Language minors aim to enable students to develop an appropriate level of proficiency in a second language which may be used for professional purposes such as teaching, interpreting and translation, business or international relations. Students undertaking a language minor will be able to use the language in question according to its grammatical and pragmatic principles, communicate with native speakers appropriately in the spoken as well as the written mode and demonstrate an understanding of the cultures and societies associated with the language.
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There are inherent requirements for this minor that you must meet in order to complete the minor and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this minor online.
There are three entry levels into language minors. Beginner’s level is for those with no previous study or minimal study of the language. Intermediate level is typically for students who: are non-native speakers with study of the language to HSC 2 Unit level or have a home background in the language but no comprehensive formal study. Post-Intermediate level is typically for students who are non-native speakers with substantial formal study and near-native competence; or are literate native speakers of the language. Students should consult with the Languages staff regarding the progression sequence that best fits their level of skill. During the first two weeks of class, the lecturer will monitor the performance of students and advise students who need to transfer to a higher or lower class. Students may consult with the Languages Course Advisor, if they are unsure of their entry level. Students should avoid enrolling in subjects at different levels at the one time (e.g. you should not enrol in Arabic 201 and 301 at the same time). Please check the current timetable as some subjects may not be offered every year. Advanced (Level 3) subjects may be offered on a rotational basis.
A minor in Japanese is any sequence of 40 credit points with no more than 20 credit points at Level 1.
Students should take subjects that reflect their level of competence in the language and they should not backtrack, i.e. they must not:
- take a Level 1 subject after passing a Level 2 subject in the same language; or
- take a Level 2 subject after passing a Level 3 subject in the same language
Level 1 Subjects
|LANG 1020||Japanese 101||10|
|LANG 1021||Japanese 102||10|
Level 2 Subjects
|LANG 2024||Japanese 201||10|
|LANG 2025||Japanese 202 Speaking and Listening||10|
|LANG 2026||Japanese 203||10|
|LANG 2054||Japanese 204: Speaking and Listening||10|
Level 3 Subjects
|LANG 3051||Japanese 301||10|
|LANG 3052||Japanese 302||10|
|LANG 3053||Japanese 303: Contemporary Culture and Society||10|
|LANG 3054||Japanese 304: Discourse in Japanese||10|
|LANG 3055||Japanese 305: Advanced Reading and Writing||10|
|LANG 3056||Japanese 306: Japanese Popular Culture||10|
|LANG 3045||Intercultural Communication||10|
|LANG 3082||Special Study in Languages and Linguistics||10|
Advanced entry level Japanese students may complete the following Level 1 pool subjects. The subjects will be recognised as Level 3 pool subjects for the purpose of minor completion.
|LANG 1013||Introduction to Interpreting||10|
|LANG 1017||Introduction to Translation||10|
The subjects listed below count towards completion of this minor for students who passed these subjects in Autumn 2020 or earlier.