Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as JAPA-203
The course will provide sufficient practice of reading authentic texts and viewing films to prepare for the next level, JAPA 301, in which various genres of reading and films will be introduced. Throughout the course, the development of more fluent speech and stronger literacy will be emphasized by studying more complex and idiomatic expressions. Acquisition of an additional few hundred characters (Kanji) will be part of the course. The class will be conducted mostly in Japanese. Small groups based on the students’ proficiency levels will be formed, so that instruction accords with the needs of each group. Students will be required to practice with the materials that are on the course website at the college.
Fall and spring semesters. Senior Lecturer Miyama and Professor Tawa.
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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 works of different genres (e.g., expository prose, short stories, poems) 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.