Faculty of Arts


JAPANESE 332

Japanese Language 3B


Description

This course, the final language course required for a Japanese major, is a continuation of JAPANESE 331, designed to further develop communicative use of Japanese language in the four skills beyond everyday-life situations. As in JAPANESE 331, with greater focus on written Japanese, you will familiarise yourself with various styles of Japanese texts including newspaper articles, manga and short novels, through which you will be able to deepen your understanding of Japanese culture.

Objectives

By the end of the course, you should have improved your ability to:

  • express ideas and opinions in Japanese using a wide range of vocabulary and phrases acquired in the course
  • comprehend the content of authentic materials in limited styles with dictionary assistance
  • extract relevant information from and understand the gist of newspaper articles
  • write an essay with dictionary assistance on a set topic commensurate with the level of this course without significant errors
  • engage in a conversation on a variety of topics using the language appropriate to the situation, including honorific language as well as appropriate communicative strategies
  • understand the content of dialogues and monologues which are spoken at natural speed by native Japanese speakers in different situations

View the course syllabus

Availability 2017

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s)  Reiko Kondo

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

JAPANESE 332: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

JAPANESE 331

Restrictions

JAPANESE 330, 338, 339. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed


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