JPN 320L • Readings in Modern Japanese II
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
This course will mainly focus on developing reading and writing skills. The goals of this course include: 1) review and reinforcement of basic grammar 2) expansion of vocabulary, expressions, and kanji 3) ability to read short essays, stories, and some newspaper articles intensively (close reading) and extensively (rapid reading) 4) ability to write simple essays and letters in Japanese 5) acquisition of general knowledge of Japanese culture We will discuss reading materials in class in order to expand oral and aural skills. The four skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing - are inseparable to gain proficiency in Japanese.
An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese, Miura and McGloin (1994 Japan Times).