Students admitted to MA Asian Studies 120 ec, Japanese Studies. Successful completion of Advanced integrated Japanese 1&2, year1/sem1&2/block3.
In this relatively short course, students will focus on developing skills to be able to read and discuss Japan’s contemporary issues. They will also receive some taining in writing. Language activities are organized in order to develop and enhance logical thinking further.
In addition to the development and enhace logical thinking, the course aims to develop skills necessary to present and produce texts (oral and written) about specialized topics including their thesis.
Mode of instruction
Total: 140 hrs
Classes : 12 hrs(2hrsX1/week over 6 weeks)
Text reading and class preparations : 40 hrs
Preparation for the oral presentation : 20 hrs
Preparation for the Kanji Quizzes : 18 hrs
Writing Assignments : 30 hrs
Extra activity: Japanese internet news site reading etc. : 20 hrs
Participation element (attendance, assignments, Kanji&Vocabulary Quiz): 40%
Oral presentation: 30%
Final exams (reading & writing): 30%
The re-sit exam for the final exam is available to students whose mark of the final exam is insufficient.
The handouts will be uploaded on Blackboard.
Registration in uSis
Email: Mw. Dr. Keiko Yoshioka