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

Fall 2003

JPN 320K • Readings in Modern Japanese I

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
28165 to 28170 Multiple Sections GAR 309
AIDA

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 skills 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.

Grading Policy

(May vary) Lesson quizzes / Kanji quizzes / Final Exam / Vocabulary quizzes Compositions / Culture Notes quizzes / Homework / E-mailing Group Project - Newspaper Publishing

Texts

An Integrated Approach To Intermediate Japanese. 1994 by Akira Miura and Naomi H. McGloin The Japan Times

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