ASIANLAN 124 - First-Year Japanese through Anime and Manga II
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 126 and ASIANLAN 127.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is a continuation of ASIANLAN 123, the second half of the first-year Japanese course taught through various types of media, mainly anime and manga. The course will incorporate at length various media forms into class activities to improve students’ language skills, as well as to help students have fun. This approach will increase familiarity with aspects of both traditional and modern Japanese culture that are necessary for language competency. This course also encourages students to become autonomous language learners by providing online tools for self-learning (e.g. online novel) and personalized tasks that students may design on their own (e.g. drawing original manga).

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  • Further develop a repertoire of vocabulary and basic sentence patterns that will allow them to speak about themselves and topics of personal relevance solely in Japanese.
  • Develop basic pragmatic and socio-cultural skills to gain basic understanding of the manga/anime/movies that they like.
  • Master approximately 140 kanji (87 new kanji this semester).
  • Perform practical writing needs such as taking notes on familiar topics, writing emails and letters, writing about current and general topics.

Course Requirements:

Attendance, Class Performance and Participation, Assignments, Personalized Projects, Quizzes and Lesson Tests, Final Written and Oral Exam and Final Project

Class Format:

Three 60-minute recitation sections per week

ASIANLAN 124 - First-Year Japanese through Anime and Manga II
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
002 (REC)
MWF 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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