Units of Study Offered in Japanese Studies

JPNS2670 - Love and Death in Japanese Novels

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Yasuko Claremont


This unit of study aims at improving students' language skills by reading modern Japanese literature, which is expressed at a different level from daily use. The comprehension of Japanese literary texts enables students to gain an insight into the writers' themes and expressions and is relevant to contemporary life. When necessary, English translations will be used in conjunction with authentic Japanese material. Students are expected to develop a critical appreciation of Japanese literature.


1x2hr final exam (33%), 1x1hr mid-semester exam (17%), 1x1000wd presentation (17%), 1x1500wd essay (25%), continuous assessment (equivalent to 500wds) (8%)


2x1-hr seminars/week


JPNS1124 or JPNS2222 or JPNS2612


JPNS3116, JPNS3621, JPNS2301, JPNS3631, JPNS3301


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm


Seminar 1



Seminar 2

1 This class runs from Week 2 to Week 6
2 This class runs from Week 8 to Week 13

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