Japanese Language and Culture

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Japanese Language and Culture

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Japanese

  • Language Level

    Advanced

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    10
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    15
  • Overview

    Description
    The purpose of this module is to improve students' proficiency so that they can complete complex oral and written tasks through Japanese at a high level in professional, business and social situations. Students will be able to recognise and respond appropriately to linguistic nuances and register in a range of realistic situations such as presentations, discussions, and debates on a range of social, cultural, and political issues. Students will read more advanced texts in Japanese from a range of sources including news, media and literature to respond critically and appropriately to these texts and will be enabled to present well-founded arguments and opinions on the texts in written form.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Express ideas clearly and accurately in writing through Japanese using complex grammatical structures and appropriate register.
    2. Extract information from a variety of sources including newspapers, journals, current affairs programmes, additional internet sources, literary texts etc.
    3. Demonstrate an ability to use an approriate register for a particular situation.
    4. Deliver a coherent argument orally in an appropriate register and style.
    5. Demonstrate an awareness of Japanese culture and significant social, economic and cultural issues and events.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.