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Class Schedule Listing - 2020 Spring (Sep 20, 2019)

 

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Japanese Society and Culture through Newspaper - 40623 - JPNS 4196 - 801
Notes: Permission of the major coordinator required. Topical Section Description: Seminar in Japanese and Japan is a capstone course that builds on the solid foundation of advanced linguistics skills, socio-cultural knowledge, and critical thinking that students have acquired. It also marks their final stage of Japanese language learning. Three topics (Topic I: Socio-cultural, Topic II: Business, Topic III: Literature) are offered alternately and designed to allow students to select and pursue a topic of their interest. In the courses, students will learn to read critically and properly appreciate the original texts of a selected topic. While reading about socio-cultural aspects, topics/issues in business, or literature, students will further their understanding of Japanese language. This course focuses on reading on socio-cultural aspects of Japan by reading newspapers. Newspapers are one of the main sources of information to learn about the society's present status, social and political problems, and perspectives for future. In this course, students will learn the most up-to-date information of Japanese society and develop their reading skills and comprehension by reading newspapers. To achieve those goals, the course is divided into two parts. The first half of the course will be devoted to developing reading skills and building lexicon necessary to understand newspaper articles as well as the stylistics and format characteristic of newspapers (e.g., the use of abbreviations and technical terms in the headlines and leads). In order to increase readiness for reading newspapers, students will read 5-7 short passages a day (with a complete vocabulary list) on a variety of topics. Students' acquisition of new vocabulary and expressions will be tested on a daily basis. In the second half of the semester, students will read Japanese newspaper articles weekly. Each week, two articles will be chosen for a class reading followed by discussions. In addition, each student will choose an article for a weekly oral report. Through reading and class discussions, students are expected to gain in-depth understanding and analytical views of contemporary Japanese society and culture.

Associated Term: 2020 Spring
Registration Dates: No dates available
Registration Levels: Graduate, NonDegree Continuing Undergrad, Undergraduate
Special Approval: Major Coordinator - JPN ONLY
Course Attributes: Writing Intensive

Japan Campus
Base Lecture Schedule Type
Classroom Instructional Method
Credit Hours: 3.000

Seats Available: 18


Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 10:20 am - 11:50 am TR TBA Jan 14, 2020 - Apr 22, 2020 Base Lecture Junko Saito (P)E-mail



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