The 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 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.
Corequisite: Students are required to attend Language Series.