ASIANLAN 425 - Media Japanese I
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
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.
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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 food culture 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.


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

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