Introduction to Japan (JPNS2660)


This unit aims to introduce to students of Japanese language core knowledge on Japanese society, history and culture. The unit will be taught in English but will acquaint students with key words and concepts in Japanese. Themes to be covered may include: social structures; contemporary issues and their historical backgrounds; language use in Japanese society; literary and cultural trends; urban culture.

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2x1-hr seminars/week


1x1500wd group project (26%), 2xquizzes (1250wds each) (2x20%), 1x1000wd essay (17%), role play (equivalent to 1000wds) (17%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

JPNS1121 or JPNS1612


JPNS2622, JPNS3632, JPNS3622

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