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

Spring 2008

JPN 320L • Readings in Modern Japanese II

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31870 MWF
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
RLM 5.126
AIDA, Y.

Course Description

This course will mainly focus on developing reading adn 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

Grading Policy

Attendance/class participation: 8% Homework: 9% Quizzes: 15% Kanji quizzes,Vocabulary quizzes, Hand-written composition: 10% Letter: 5% Diary/Journal: 8% Chapter tests: 25% Final exam: 20% A=100-90 B=89-80 C=79-70 D=69-60 F=59- Letter grades will be determined according to the above scale. There will be NO grading on a curve.

Texts

An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese, Miura and McGloin, 1994 Japan Times, (Chapters 7-15).

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