Social Issues in Japan Through Online News (JPN4601.01)

Ikuko Yoshida
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The course is designed for students to deepen their understanding of Japanese language and culture through analysis of Japanese online newspapers and examination of Japanese news articles from various contexts.  Students will practice various reading strategies, which will help them become independent learners.  Mass media is the reflection of a society and the mirror of a culture.  Therefore, reading Japanese newspaper helps students to become more aware of the Japanese culture, which is reflected in newspaper articles.  Students are required not only to conduct research in their fields of interest, such as politics, economics, and films, but also to create newspaper articles for local Japanese people.  Intermediate Level.

Corequisite: Students must attend at least two Language Series events (Mondays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm)

Prerequisites: five terms of Japanese or permission of the instructor
Credits: 4
M 10:10am - 12:00pm; Th 10:10am - 12:00pm (new time; updated 11/11)
Maximum Enrollment: 18
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Four Credit, Ikuko Yoshida, Japanese, Monday and/or Thursday Mornings, Updates, and tagged , , , , .