Major - Japanese

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1604JPV2.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO

There are three entry levels into language majors. 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, or who speak a non-standard variety (eg dialect). 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 a standard variety. 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 Advisor, if they are unsure of their entry level. Also notice that students should avoid enrolling in units at different levels at the one time (eg: you should not enrol in Japanese 201 and 301 at the same time). Please check the current timetable as some units may not be offered every year. Advanced (Level 3) units may be offered on a rotational basis.

Major Structure

A major in Japanese comprises a sequence of 80 credit points with 60 credit points at Levels 2 and 3 (with no less than 20 credit points of these at Level 3).

Students should take units that reflect their level of competence in the language and they should not backtrack, i.e. they must not:

- take a Level 1 unit after passing a Level 2 unit in the same language; or

- take a Level 2 unit after passing a Level 3 unit in the same language.

100085 Japanese 101
100086 Japanese 102
100087 Japanese 201
100088 Japanese 202
101267 Languages Skills 203: Listening and Speaking
101268 Languages Skills 204: Reading and Writing
100091 Japanese 301
100092 Japanese 302
101269 Languages 303: Grammatical Concepts across Languages
100093 Japanese 303: Contemporary Culture and Society
100094 Japanese 304: Discourse in Japanese
100095 Japanese 305: Creative Practical Writing
100096 Japanese 306: Japanese for Business
100098 Japanese 308: Japanese Textual Studies
101454 Intercultural Pragmatics

Other Language Options:

*Students entering at Post-Intermediate level may replace one or more of their Level 3 units with the following unit:

100201 Special Study in Languages and Linguistics

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