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JAPA334 Advanced Japanese 3

An advanced Japanese language paper which extends students’ Japanese language skills through the discussion of particular areas of the Japanese culture.

In this course, students engage in a number of advanced language learning activities such as reading the relevant contemporary texts and discussion in Japanese of the issues raised by those texts. A great preparation to participate in business and cultural communities in Japan.

Paper title Advanced Japanese 3
Paper code JAPA334
Subject Japanese
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $810.90
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,390.00

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JAPA 331 or JAPA 332. You may be able to take this paper without the prerequisite if you can demonstrate the required ability. Use the special permission process to apply to do this; please proceed through the application process to reach the window for Special Permission. Please list any qualifications you have gained e.g. NCEA, and years studied, as well as a note of any other exposure to this language. This request together with any documentation you provide or request for the transfer of credit(s) will then be submitted for approval.
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr J.-R. HayashishitaTutor: Haruko Stuart
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Paper Structure
This paper introduces current issues in Japanese society.The students will:
  • Collect information from authentic Japanese materials
  • Present one's findings in class in Japanese
  • Expand one's vocabulary of the Japanese language
No text books required for this paper. Discussion materials will be circulated electronically.
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures and tutorials
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, cultural understanding, self-motivation, teamwork. View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate the understanding of the current issues in the Japanese society and the ability to discuss them in Japanese.

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Weeks: 9-14,16-17,19-22 Mon : 13:00-14:50


Weeks: 9-14,16-22 Tues, Thurs : 14:00-14:50