East Asian Languages and Cultures | Fourth Year Japanese II
J544 | 27524 | Watt, Y.

Graduate Section
3 credits
P: grade of C or better in  J302/J533 or equivalent proficiency

The goal of this course is to improve students' four language skills
of reading, listening, speaking and writing in culturally
appropriate contexts.

The course will cover a wide range of topics taken from materials
read by educated Japanese people. The materials will cover social
and political issues, fiction, and various aspects of contemporary
Japanese culture in general. Students will also be introduced to
materials in various genres such as scholarly writings, newspaper
articles, stories, poems, haiku and manga.

By completing this course, student should be able to carry out
conversations expressing and supporting their ideas and opinions not
only on daily routine matters but also on more complex and
philosophical issues.

Students will also be able to write fairly long essays (including
journal entries), write formal letters, and communicate freely via e-

The listening exercises will mainly take place outside of class.
Students will practice  grasping  the gist of paragraph-level
listening materials as well as accurately identifying each word of
the passages.

The class meets twice a week for 75 minutes. There will be homework
assignments, quizzes, tests, a final research paper project and a
final exam.
Class meets with EALC-J 402.