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Japanese I

The course develops basic knowledge of Japanese phonetics, as well as elementary skills in oral and written Japanese as students practise their Japanses reading and listening comprehension.

You will study basic grammar and get an introduction to writing and reading with the different writing systems. The course also provides an introduction to Japan Studies.

  • Course structure

    The course contains six modules dealing with the japanese language, grammar, vocabulary, kanji and Japanese Studies.

    Modules

    Introduction to the Japanese language, 2.5 credits (ECTS)
    Grammar I, 7.5 credits (ECTS)
    Kanji I A, 4 credits (ECTS)
    Kanji I B, 4 credits (ECTS)
    Practical language proficiency I, 4.5 credits (ECTS)
    Introduction to Japan Studies 7.5 credits (ECTS)

    Teaching format

    For Grammar I and Kanji I A and I B, instruction is given in the form of lectures, individual practice and group excercises.

    For Practical language proficiency I, instruction is given in the form of individual practice and group excercises.

    For Introduction to Japanese Studies, instruction is given in the form of lectures and film screenings with a succeeding discussion.

    Attendance at all teaching sessions is mandatory.

    Course planning and resources

    During your studies in Japanese I you will need the document below for kana and pronunciation.

    Kana och uttal (415 Kb)

    Course details, planning and literature for module 21-25:
    Athena (link is being updated)

    Course details, planning and literature for module 26:
    Athena (link is being updated)

    Please note that only registred students have access to resources, like PDF documents, in Athena. 

    Assessment

    Grammar I is examined on the basis of a written exam as well as 10 IT-based home exams.

    Kanji I (A+B) is examined on the basis of three written exams as well as 10 IT based home exams.

    Practical language proficiency I is examined on the basis of 3-4 written assignments as well as 3-4 oral presentations.

    Introduction to Japanese studies is examined on the basis of 12-15 short IT based home assignments after each lecture and film screening, and a final written IT based exam by the end of the module.

    The principles for weighting individual course assignments are described in the grading criteria. For more detailed information, please refer to the course description.

    Examiner

    Examiner Introduction to the Japanese language, 2.5 credits (ECTS) is being updated.
    Examiner Grammar I, 7.5 credits (ECTS) is being updated.
    Examiner Kanji I A, 4 credits (ECTS) is being updated.
    Examiner Kanji I B, 4 credits (ECTS) is being updated.
    Examiner Practical Language Ability I, 4.5 credits (ECTS) is being updated.
    Examiner Introduction to Japan Studies 7.5 credits (ECTS) is being updated.

     

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    The course literature for Autumn 2021 is being updated.

    Resources for module 21-25:
    Athena (link is being updated)

    Resourses for module 26:
    Athena (link is being updated)

    Please note that only registred students have access to downloadable resources, like PDF documents, in Athena. 

  • Contact

    Do you have questions about the courses in Japanese? 

    Student Councelor:
    studievagledare.asien@su.se

    Director of Studies:
    Hanna Kritz
    Room 111, Kräftriket 4B
    Phone: 08-16 27 22