This course will provide integrated language training at an advanced level including reading, writing, and oral discussion about contemporary socio-cultural issues in Japan. The teaching materials will be selected each year from a range of contemporary Japanese language sources such as newspapers, journals, and internet publications. The classes will be conducted bilingually and will be suitable for students of Japanese as well as students from Japan.
Availability2017 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2017
- Semester 2 - 2018
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Apply their knowledge to social and cultural issues that are being discussed in the contemporary Japanese media.
2. Develop the ability and confidence to read, write, and debate about a wide range of issues.
The course will focus on several issues widely discussed in contemporary Japanese media. By so doing, the students will acquire the ability to write about 200 additional kanji characters and recognize about 600 additional characters. They will be requested to write three one-page speech manuscripts on related issues, present them orally in class and discuss.
20 Units in Japanese at 2000 level or 3000 level.
Presentation: Oral Presentation and discussion
In Term Test: One written test
Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term