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 training in writing. Language activities are organized in order to develop and enhance logical thinking
In addition to the development and enhance logical thinking, the course aims to develop skills necessary to present and produce texts (oral and written) about specialized topics including their thesis.
The timetable is available on the Asianstudies website
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: 20%
Final exams (reading & writing): 40%
The re-sit exam for the final exam is available to students whose mark of the final exam is insufficient.
Students may request an oral elucidation of the assessment within 30 days after publication of the grade.
See for more information: Blackboard
The handouts will be uploaded on Blackboard.