JAPN 3503

Advanced Japanese

Designed for graduate students and professionals with advanced skills in spoken and written Japanese. Undergraduates with exceptional preparation or extensive background living in Japan may also enroll. The prerequisite is at least three or more years of rigorous formal study in modern Japanese, or an extended period of a year or more studying or working in Japan. Students should know at least 1,200 kanji, or have advanced reading skills in Chinese. Instruction takes a multi-skill approach that employs a variety of materials: scholarly essays, newspapers, short stories, and manga. Video and audio materials are also used extensively to improve listening comprehension and oral presentation skills. The approach of the course is to study the language through a study of topics in the culture, and it presumes a high level of proficiency in all four language areas.

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Advanced Mid

Required Text:

Kondoh, Atsuko & Maruyama, Chika, For Advanced Learners of Japanese "Facets of Culture" ISBN:978 - 4-13-082122-3 (just the text)
Japanese Studies
Language School
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Summer 2017 Language Schools

JAPN3503A-L17 Lecture (Ishikawa, Itoh, Uchida)

Summer 2016 Language Schools

JAPN3503A-L16 Lecture (Ishikawa, Kawagoe, Morita, Yonemoto)

Summer 2015 Language Schools

JAPN3503A-L15 Lecture (Ishikawa)

Summer 2014 Language Schools

JAPN3503A-L14 Lecture (Ishikawa, Oidaira)

Summer 2013, Mills 8 Week Session

JAPN3503A-L13 Lecture (Ishida)

Summer 2012, Mills 8 Week Session

JAPN3503A-L12 Lecture (Ishikawa, Konoeda)

Summer 2011, Mills 8 Week Session

JAPN3503A-L11 Lecture (Morita, Sato)

Summer 2010

JAPN3503A-L10 Lecture (Tatematsu)

Summer 2009

JAPN3503A-L09 Lecture (Morita)

Summer 2008

JAPN3503A-L08 Lecture (Morita)

Summer 2007

JAPN3503A-L07 Lecture (Morita, Ohashi)

Summer 2006

JAPN3503A-L06 Lecture (Kakutani, Koike)

Summer 2005

JAPN3503A-L05 Lecture (Kuriya, Nakade-Marceau)

Summer 2004

JAPN3503A-L04 Lecture (Washburn)