Fall 2022

Intro Great Books & Films

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as JAPA-411

Formerly listed as: JAPA-15


Wako Tawa (Section 01)


This course is designed for students who possess a high proficiency level of speaking but need training in cover-to-cover book reading or film comprehension. Class materials will be selected from well-known books and films. Writing assignments will be given to develop critical and creative writing skills in Japanese. Small groups based on the students’ proficiency levels will be formed, so that instruction accords with the needs of each group.

Requisite: JAPA 402 or equivalent. Fall and spring semesters. Professor Tawa.

How to handle overenrollment:

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: emphasis on reading literary masterpieces in the original; writing well-structured discourse in Japanese; high level proficiency in speaking and listening; oral and written presentations; peer work; instruction in languages other than English.


2022-23: Not offered