ASIANLAN 430 - Japanese Through Business and Social Topics II
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

This course provides an advanced, integrated study of speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture with practical approaches towards using Japanese in professional environments. Course content includes business culture(s), cross-cultural communication, current events, respectful business language, and guest businessperson talks. No prior knowledge of Japanese business is necessary.

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  • Improve accurate comprehension of written and spoken Japanese pertaining to real-world topics relevant to social and work-related contexts.
  • Write simple yet effective business correspondence (e.g., emails, reports, business article summaries, etc.).
  • Develop the thinking, collaboration, problem solving, and effective presentation skills required in the workplace.
  • Use basic formal expressions in various professional/business situations (e.g., exchanging business cards, greetings, refusals, receiving and transferring calls, etc.).
  • Demonstrate awareness of significant cultural differences and attempts to adjust accordingly.
  • Speak at an Advanced-mid, or higher, level of proficiency as defined by the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview.

Course Requirements:

Attendance and Participation, Assignments, Quizzes, Exams, and Projects.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates and graduate students who plan to work in Japan, or who work with Japanese people in their own countries and wish to increase their Japanese proficiency through business content.

Class Format:

Two 90-minute recitation sections per week.

ASIANLAN 430 - Japanese Through Business and Social Topics II
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001 (REC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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