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Dr. Joel Brereton, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Fall 2006

JPN 320K • Readings in Modern Japanese I

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31905 to 31910 Multiple Sections
AIDA, Y.

Course Description

This course will mainly focus on developing reading and writing skills. Reading skills: -To build up vocabulary and kanji. -To become familiar with long, complicated sentences. -To become familiar with Japanese discourse styles. -To be able to use a kanji and Japanese-English dictionary. -To be able to rapid-read short essays and stories. Writing skills: -To be able to express your own ideas in Japanese. -To be able to write simple essays and letters in Japanese. To improve your handwriting as well as word processing and emailing skill in Japanese. To be a self-directed learner: -Unfortunately learning a language takes a long time. You have to learn Japanese by yourself sometimes. Always monitor your progress or learning methods. Find out your own most effective and (cost and time) efficient ways to learn Japanese.

Texts

An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese, Miura and McGloin (1994 Japan Times).

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