Japanese Socio-cultural Studies (Taught in English) A University of Tsukuba
Get familiar with Japanese society and culture, and deepen your understanding of Japanese language.
Students will be able to understand different aspects of Japanese society and culture while strengthening their knowledge of Japanese. The focus will be on aspects of the Japanese language, such as dialects and gender.
Competence: Communication ability, Broad perspective and international character
For students of all levels (Comprehensive Japanese 1 to 7.)
Class participation 30%, Assignments and presentation 40%, Essay 30%
General introduction to the course Confirming students' language backgroundsIntroduction: Let’s think about languageSpeech style: Discussion about reading text 1Speech style: Discussion about reading text 2Dialect in the Japanese Language: introductionDialect: Discussion about reading text 3Dialect: Discussion about reading text 4Gender in the Japanese Language: introductionGender: Discussion about reading text 5Gender: Discussion about reading text 6Language Contact and Influence: introductionLanguage Contact and Influence: Discussion about reading text 7Pair presenstations about loanwords, part 1Pair presenstations about loanwords, part 2Essay writing and overall feedback
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