Course: JAPN 401. Introduction to Literature in Japanese (3)
Prerequisite: JAPN 400 or equivalent. In this course, students read authentic work of literature, beginning with poetry, essays and short stories. The goal of this course is for students to improve their facility to read and to recognize the subtle differences in the ways Japanese and Americans communicate, interact, and live their lives. This course focuses on 250 new kanji characters, advanced grammar, idioms, and reading comprehension skills, enabling students to become better able to comprehend both spoken and written Japanese and express themselves. The course is conducted through interactive group/pair activities, discussions and written and web-based assignments, such as listening to podcast readings of a literary work.