Undergraduate Course: Japanese Language 4 (ASST10133)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The aim of this course is to develop academic Japanese skills including (1) reading skills such as speed reading (skimming and scanning), intensive reading and critical reading, (2) academic and formal Japanese writing skills, and (3) research and oral/written presentation skills in Japanese.
The aim of this course is to develop academic Japanese skills including (1) reading skills such as speed reading (skimming and scanning), intensive reading and critical reading, (2) academic and formal Japanese writing skills, and (3) research and oral/written presentation skills in Japanese.
Students will learn and practice reading Japanese authentic materials accurately and critically, summarising a passage, writing argumentative essays on academic topics as well as advanced Japanese grammar and vocabulary through understanding and exploring various social issues related to Japan
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Average mark for weekly automatically graded activities or tests: 30% (S1 = 15%, S2 = 15%)
One Summary task (Reporting News) :10%
Writing exercises: 10%
Participation (Discussion): 10% (Tutorials or Discussion board)
Two Language essays: 40% (Essay S1 = 20%, Essay S2 = 20%)
||Corrective feedback and marks on weekly automatically graded activities or tests will be given to students automatically and spontaneously on Blackboard Learn.
Students will receive formative feedback that will be helpful for the assessment of this course and for general academic development, and detailed feedback on summative assessment.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Read Japanese authentic materials such as newspaper articles etc. accurately and critically.
- Write a well-structured essay on Japanese social issues by developing arguments critically and logically using a wide range of sentence patterns and vocabulary with full flexibility and accuracy.
- Engage in informed discussion about key issues in Japanese social practices, culture, and language using advanced knowledge of Japanese grammar, syntax and vocabulary.
- Demonstrate interpersonal, interpretive, and intercultural communication skills to enhance their understanding of a subject or context even though it is abstract, complex and unfamiliar, supported by awareness of different cultures, and communicate effectively with others all over the world.
- Demonstrate autonomy and leadership in their activities, carry out self-regulated learning and research under the supervision of the tutor.
|The course will be using a combination of original materials and realia rather than a textbook.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Inter-cultural, interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication skills for professional development.
|Course organiser||Dr Yoko Sturt
Tel: (0131 6)50 4228
|Course secretary||Ms Anne Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167