Course: JAPN 400. Japanese Language and Society (3)
Prerequisite: JAPN 304 or equivalent. The goal of this course is for students to learn how the Japanese people and society are depicted in the media, and to use Japanese skills for authentic communication purposes. The course will focus on advanced grammar, idioms and reading comprehension skills, enabling students to become better able to express themselves and comprehend both spoken and written Japanese. The course will cover 250 new kanji characters. The course will be conducted through interactive group/pair activities and discussions, as well as written and web-based assignments. Students also will engage in collaborative projects with a partner class at a Japanese university.