Units of Study Offered in Japanese Studies

Note: the Summer session of JPNS1611 Japanese 1 will not be offered by the Summer School in 2015. Instead, JPNS1611is being offered in intensive mode in January 2015 (session 101).

Students wishing to enrol may do so via Sydney Student. Classes commence on 5 January.

JPNS2672 - Japanese Media and Popular Culture

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Seiko Yasumoto


This unit aims to explore the new Japan and its youth cultures and to guide students to understand and broaden their knowledge of changing aspects of Japanese culture and society. Topics from Japanese traditions through to contemporary popular culture will be analysed. Learning activities include reading media texts (e.g. newspaper articles), video analysis, discussion, research and video conferences. The unit also provides students with opportunities to pursue their interests and develop cultural knowledge and communication skills.


2xclass quizzes (equivalent to 1000wds each) (34%), 1xresearch based project (equivalent to 2500wds) (41%), 1x1.5hr exam (25%)


1x2-hr seminar/week


JPNS1124 or JPNS2222 or JPNS2612


JPNS3106, JPNS3621, JPNS3631


  9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm






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