Spring 2023

Thematic Reading and Writing

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as JAPA-402

Faculty

Kentaro Fukube (Section 01)
Wako Tawa (Section 01)

Description

This course is a continuation of JAPA 401. In addition to learning how to search for relevant material, read it with comprehension, and produce a high level of writing, students will learn to conduct a small research project in this semester. The course will also focus on the development of a high level of speaking proficiency through discussions with classmates and the instructor. Small groups based on the students’ proficiency levels will be formed, so that instruction accords with the needs of each group.

Requisite: JAPA 401 or equivalent. Fall and spring semesters. The Department.

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Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: emphasis on reading book length authentic Japanese materials and writing well-structured discourse in Japanese; high level proficiency in speaking and listening; oral and written presentations; peer work; in-class and/or online quizzes or tests; autonomous practice; independent work; instruction in languages other than English.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Izu no Odoriko Yasunari Kawabata a copy will be provided TBD
Hotaru; Naya wo Yaku; Sono hoka no Tanpen Haruki Murakami a copy will be provided TBD

Offerings

Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023