University of Technology Sydney

97208 Japanese Language and Identity

8cp; 2 x 2hr tutorials/week; availability: exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval
Requisite(s): 97206 Japanese Language and Culture 6 OR 97207 Japanese Films and Popular Culture OR 97209 Japanese Media and Current Issues OR 97210 Transcultural Communication in Japanese


This subject is designed to provide students who have successfully completed Japanese 6 or its equivalent with the ability to consolidate and extend their knowledge of Japanese. By integrating four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking), the main focus of this subject is to critically engage in the Japanese and cultural and linguistic practices by interacting with Japanese speakers (not necessarily native speakers). It involves reflection of students' own linguistic and cultural background in discussing their identities and positions in the target Japanese cultural and linguistic environment.

Throughout the subject, students are expected to actively engage in reading and writing and to participate in all learning activities. In terms of literacy development, students are expected to increase the ability to analyse Japanese language and associated practices from broader sociocultural and geopolitcial perspectives. They are also expected to increase their reading and writing skills to express their own views and ideas in the target language.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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