JAPN 3504

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 multidisciplined 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.

BUNKA ENO MANAZASHI/ Facets of Culture Target Proficiency ISBN 978-4130821223. ACTFL Advance-Mid Recommended materials: An electronic dictionary
Japanese Studies
Language School
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Sections in Summer 2006

Summer 2006

JAPN3504A-L06 Lecture (Kakutani, Koike)