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Kaoru Ohta
ASIAN 498
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Offered occasionally by permanent or visiting faculty members. Topics vary. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

Course Objectives: This course aims at further developing advanced skills in Japanese using content-based instruction. Using authentic reading materials concerning development of well-known Japnaese companies and products, students are expected to develop academic (and professional) skills in Japanese as well as increased vocabulary and Kanji knowledge. Throughout the course, students will read authentic materials written for native speakers of Japanese without word-by-word translation, write short summaries of the readings and short essays about the content of the readings. In addition, oral presentations and participation in discussion in Japanese are expected. Also, research skills using library materials in Japanese will be practiced.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The course will be taught in Japanese. This is a course for advanced learners of Japanese.

Recommended preparation

Completion of Japan 423 or at least one year of study abroad in Japan

Class assignments and grading

Written assignmnet in Japanese

Assignments … 20% Short Speech … 21% Final Project … 20% Quizzes … 20% Participation … 19%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Kaoru Ohta
Date: 03/10/2005