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Japanese (JAPNS)

JAPNS 410 (IL) Japanese Through Manga (3) The course aims to expand students' knowledge and application of Japanese language beyond elementary and intermediate textbooks through the use of manga (graphic novels).

JAPNS 410 Japanese Through Manga (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course is a three credit course designed for those who wish to expand their knowledge in Japanese and application of it beyond typical elementary and intermediate textbooks. The course will use manga, the format of which helps students understand the story line, the setting, and the thoughts and emotions of the main characters. Given quick interactions between manga characters and onomatopoeia that accompany pictures, students will learn natural daily communications of Japanese. Class discussions will also cover relevant customs, manners, cultural values, socio-historical context, and social perspectives along with language use. The exact texts will vary from instructor to instructor, and may include film and new media in addition to a primary focus on manga.

The course will serve as a gateway to the further exploration of Japanese authentic texts and audio visual materials.

The prerequisite is JAPNS 110. Students who have successfully completed JAPNS 110, JAPNS 401, or JAPNS 402 are encouraged to take the course. Students who have finished JAPNS 403Y or JAPNS 404 may also take the course.

General Education: None
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Other Cultures
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: JAPNS 110 or equivalent

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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