Social Issues in Japan Through Online News (JPN4712.01)

Ikuko Yoshida

This course is designed for students to deepen their understanding of Japanese language and culture through analysis of Japanese newspapers online and examination of Japanese articles from various resources. Students will practice various reading strategies, which will help them become independent learners. Mass media is a reflection of a society and the mirror of a culture. Therefore, reading Japanese newspapers help 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. Conducted in Japanese. High-Intermediate level.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to
①. Conduct research independently.
②. State their thoughts and views based on valid data/information and in a culturally appropriate manner
③. Relate to similar issues in the US and state their own view to the Japanese people in the Bennington community
④. Analyze and evaluate the findings of their research question critically.

Delivery Method: Hybrid
Prerequisites: Six terms of Japanese or permission of the instructor (email
Corequisites: CSL Series
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
T/F 10:30AM - 12:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 8
Course Frequency: Once a year

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