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Fall 2017
Sep 26, 2022
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JAPN 334 - Media Japanese
This course is designed to improve pre-advanced or advanced students’ written and spoken communication skills through discussion of current events reported in recent periodicals and broadcast news.  Through various reading and listening comprehension activities, students will (a) learn vocabulary and expressions that are frequently used in printed and/or audio-visual resources dealing with social, economic, and political issues, (b) improve accuracy and fluency in both reading and listening comprehension, (c) deepen their understanding of current events happening in Japan and around the world, and (d) expand their thoughts and opinions on the topics discussed in class and articulate them in a coherent, persuasive manner.  The course provides ample opportunity to gather and share new information, use other resources to enhance students' understanding of course materials, connect new information to the existing knowledge, reflect upon different cultures and societies by comparing and/or connecting to their own, and express their own thoughts and opinions.  Rigorous participation in class activities, various oral and written assignments/projects, frequent quizzes and tests, mid-term and final exams, and a term project will be required.  This course satisfies one semester of the College's social science general education requirements and/or the upper elective requirement for Japanese majors.  SFS/MSFS students who plan to take the language proficiency exam in Japanese are strongly encouraged to take this course.  Prerequisite: JAPN-212 or equivalent.  

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Japanese Department

Course Attributes:
Core:HALC - Hum, Art, Lit, Cul, Mean Grade is Calculated

May not be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      MN or MC Graduate

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