ASIANLAN 425 - Media Japanese I
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Waitlist Capacity:
Enforced Prerequisites:
ASIANLAN 326 or 327.
Advisory Prerequisites:
ASIANLAN 326 with B- or above or pass a placement test.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

ASIANLAN 425 focuses on the acquisition of linguistic, pragmatic, and socio-cultural competence in all four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), as well as advanced-level critical-thinking skills. The topics discussed in this course range from casual speech styles to information-age societies.

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Comprehend and engage with various types of media including TV shows, news clips, anime, newspaper articles, and websites.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills and media literacy.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking on a local and global level.
  • Express one’s opinions logically and objectively in Japanese discussions.
  • Demonstrate increased knowledge on both Japanese, and international, culture and society.
  • Speak at an Advanced-low, or higher, level of proficiency as defined by the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview.

Course Requirements:

Attendance, homework, quizzes, presentations, lesson tests, final project, and final exam

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates and graduate students who are interested to improve their Japanese skills and critical thinking skills through media. The class is not intended for students without the instructor's permission and native speakers who: 1) speak Japanese as first language 2) completed their high school education at an institution where the language of instruction is Japanese only.

Class Format:


ASIANLAN 425 - Media Japanese I
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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