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The purpose of this course is to prepare students to conduct research using Japanese materials. It will build upon the prerequisite course, JAPA414: Advanced Japanese Language A. On successful completion of JAPA415, the student should be able to read, comprehend, and critique articles on various topics in standard modern Japanese.
As a student in this course you will acquire increased knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and society. You will also acquire skills in all four areas of the language, with an emphasis on oral presentations, reading, and writing. On successful completion of this course, the student should:be familiar with, and able to critically evaluate, various aspects of contemporary Japanese society and current affairsbe able to converse in Japanese on a broad range of Japan-related topicsbe able to read and comprehend a variety of texts written for native-speaker readers. have acquired competency in summarizing and reporting verbally in Japanesehave gained competency in writing reports and essays in Japanesehave acquired research, analysis and writing skills & other competencies readily transferrable to a variety of disciplineshave advanced intercultural awareness and sensitivity
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
JAPA414 and subject to approval of the Programme Director.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $995.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Language, Social and Political Sciences