Sub-major - Japanese

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1007.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

There are two entry levels into language sub-majors. 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 note 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.

Sub-major Structure

A sub-major in Japanese is any sequence of 40 credit points at Level 2 and 3 (i.e. post-beginner, post HSC level) including:

101267 Languages Skills 203: Listening and Speaking
101268 Languages Skills 204: Reading and Writing

However, those students who choose to study a second sub-major in a specific language other than English cannot repeat 101267 - Language Skills 203: Listening and Speaking and 101268 - Language Skills 204: Reading and Writing as part of that additional sub-major sequence.

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

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
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

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