15 Credits AUTUMN

Co-requisites: EAS690, EAS691

Aims/Description: This unit will introduce students of Japanese language at intermediate level to the language of social science writing in Japanese, and thus allow them to access and understand various social, political or cultural issues through original Japanese texts. Students at this level will not normally have been exposed to regularly reading texts written by Japanese for Japanese readers, and so this unit will introduce them to the style and stucture of such texts, develop their knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical constructions relevant to the register, and help them develop techniques for reading, understanding and translating such texts.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students with intermediate Japanese language ability at notional equivalent level of post-3 on the Japan Foundation's Japanese Language Proficiency Test

Staff Contact: Nicolas Tranter
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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