LANG 3053 Japanese 303: Contemporary Culture and Society

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 100093

Coordinator Xiangdong Liu Opens in new window

Description This subject aims to provide students with a valuable insight into modern Japanese culture and society via learning the language at an advanced level. In this subject, students will further enhance their four skills in the language with a focus on listening and speaking.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Discipline Eastern Asian Languages

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Assumed Knowledge

Japanese 203 and 204 or equivalent knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. communicate in Japanese at an advanced level using expressions which are not only grammatically correct but also culturally appropriate and suitable to the context;
  2. discuss in Japanese some major issues of Japanese culture and society or differences between Japanese and other cultures;
  3. demonstrate their understanding of Japanese culture and society;
  4. conduct a small research project on selected topics.

Subject Content

Advanced Japanese language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking with a focus on the last two.
Culture-specific expressions of Japanese and the Japanese ways of thinking, speaking and behaving.
Major current issues of the contemporary Japanese society and culture.
Basic skills required to conduct intercultural studies.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this subject that you must meet in order to successfully complete this subject. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for your subject online.

Inherent Requirements


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 2 hours in total during the semester 40 N Individual
Presentation 15 minutes per student 30 N Individual
Applied Project 4000 Japanese characters 30 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Kyoto Nihongo Kyoiku Senta. (2012). Advanced Japanese: Communication in Context. Tokyo: ALC.
  • Oka, Mayumi et al (2009) TOBIRA Gateway to Advanced Japanese: Learning Though Content and Multimedia. Tokyo: Kurosio.

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2024)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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