This is the first semester of an academic-year course in advanced Japanese. The course emphasizes the acquisition of linguistic, pragmatic, and sociocultural competence in all four areas of the language as well as advanced level critical thinking skills. In addition to the textbook, more authentic materials such as movie clips, newspaper articles, etc. are selected for readings and discussion topics. Students will be assigned several projects in accordance with the interests and needs of participating students. After completing the course, students are able to manage various speaking styles according to the situational/relational context and express their opinions clearly and logically in speaking and writing. Undergraduates enroll in the 400-level section; 500-level section is for graduate students only. Prerequisite: L05 413 (grade of B- or better) or placement by examination.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; AS LCD; AS LS