School: Arts and Humanities

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Japanese (Science and Technology)
  • Unit Code

    JLS3447
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Junko IWASAKI

Description

This unit uses the scientific method to develop the four language skills in a fun and integrated way. The unit begins with a story from a classic animated film about the nature of the scientific mind. From here, students conduct a variety of simple experiments in class, hypothesizing, observing and recording their results collaboratively. Students perform arithmetic calculations and present findings in a scientific fashion. From the special place of robotics in Japanese society to futuristic technology, this unit addresses the theme of science and technology as part of the broader Japanese culture.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass 1 units from JLS2326

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded JLS2346, JLS3446, JLS3448

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Apply the scientific method in Japanese to simple phenomena.
  2. Comprehend written and spoken texts on a wide variety of topics on the theme of science and technology.
  3. Critically evaluate the link between science and technology and Japanese culture.
  4. Expand their use of kanji by an additional 80 characters that relate to the theme of science and technology.
  5. Express themselves using specialised vocabulary pertaining to the theme of science and technology.
  6. Use the Japanese language with a level of skill equivalent to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Level B1+ to B2 for understanding (listening and reading), speaking (interaction and production), and writing.

Unit Content

  1. Basic arithmetic.
  2. Japanese culture in the context of science and technology.
  3. Robotics and new technologies.
  4. Scientific method and experiments.
  5. Specialised vocabulary, grammar and structure relevant to the theme of science and technology.
  6. The scientific mind.
  7. Variations between written and oral Japanese on the theme of science and technology.

Teaching and Learning Processes


Seminar - speaking/listening/reading/writing practice.
Group work including in-class experiments and presentations.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
PerformanceA portfolio of sequential tasks (written, aural and oral) that includes in-class tests.45%
PresentationGroup presentation15%
ExaminationFinal examination40%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Arts and Humanities

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Japanese (Science and Technology)
  • Unit Code

    JLS3447
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Junko IWASAKI

Description

This unit uses the scientific method to develop the four language skills in a fun and integrated way. The unit begins with a story from a classic animated film about the nature of the scientific mind. From here, students conduct a variety of simple experiments in class, hypothesizing, observing and recording their results collaboratively. Students perform arithmetic calculations and present findings in a scientific fashion. From the special place of robotics in Japanese society to futuristic technology, this unit addresses the theme of science and technology as part of the broader Japanese culture.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass 1 units from JLS2326

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded JLS2346, JLS3446, JLS3448

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Apply the scientific method in Japanese to simple phenomena.
  2. Comprehend written and spoken texts on a wide variety of topics on the theme of science and technology.
  3. Critically evaluate the link between science and technology and Japanese culture.
  4. Expand their use of kanji by an additional 80 characters that relate to the theme of science and technology.
  5. Express themselves using specialised vocabulary pertaining to the theme of science and technology.
  6. Use the Japanese language with a level of skill equivalent to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Level B1+ to B2 for understanding (listening and reading), speaking (interaction and production), and writing.

Unit Content

  1. Basic arithmetic.
  2. Japanese culture in the context of science and technology.
  3. Robotics and new technologies.
  4. Scientific method and experiments.
  5. Specialised vocabulary, grammar and structure relevant to the theme of science and technology.
  6. The scientific mind.
  7. Variations between written and oral Japanese on the theme of science and technology.

Teaching and Learning Processes


Seminar - speaking/listening/reading/writing practice.
Group work including in-class experiments and presentations.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
PerformanceA portfolio of sequential tasks (written, aural and oral) that includes in-class tests.45%
PresentationGroup presentation15%
ExaminationFinal examination40%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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