Learning Japanese through Manga and Anime - ARTS3638

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Humanities and Languages

Course Outline: School of Humanities & Languages

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: ARTS3631 or ARTS3632 or ARTS3633

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Subject Area: Japanese Studies

Given the popularity of both Japanese comics or manga and anime with learners of Japanese, the course selects a range of materials that reflect various aspects of contemporary Japanese life such as family life, education, and work. The course provides students an opportunity to extend their Japanese language vocabulary, grammar and kanji through using authentic materials as well as giving students the opportunity to improve their listening skills through watching anime. Students are also required to analyze the socio-cultural aspects of each manga and anime as part of a critical literacy approach. Activities include reading the manga out loud, performance of one section from a set manga narrative, and specific language learning based assignments that encourage the active learning of key elements in the Japanese language.


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