In this course we will read, discuss and write about a range of real world materials on culturally-related themes. Though all elements of Japanese language will be developed in this course, there will be a particular emphasis on developing literacy and the ability to read real-world, general audience materials relatively quickly.
A notable difference that separates this course from intermediate level classes is the absence of a textbook and the lack of vocabulary lists or prepared grammar materials. At the advanced levels, students are expected to be able to—or to learn to be able to—do most of this footwork on their own. Naturally, a substantial portion of class time will be dedicated to textual explication and grammar questions, etc. will certainly be addressed in class, but it will be assumed that students will have already made their best attempt before class, with only those issues they were unable to resolve on their own will be addressed.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Advanced level of Japanese to:
1. Read and analyse primary and secondary sources on a range of historical and cultural topics and demonstrate an understanding of their relevance to the development of Japanese society.
2. Identify and summarise key points of assigned readings, integrate discussion into larger cultural and and historical contexts.
3. Demonstrate the ability to write persuasively on complex topics related to Japanese social and cultural development.
Students who successfully complete this course will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N2 to N3, depending on their performance and degree of engagement.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
- In-class quizzes: 25% LO 1
- Summaries: 25% LO 1, 2, 3
- In-class tests: 50% LO 1, 2, 3
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WorkloadThree hours per week of class time over 12 weeks.
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