This course is the pre-advanced Japanese language course. The focus of this course is on preparing students to be able to handle academic report writing and oral presentation in Japanese through Japanese geography and culture. Japan has 47 prefectures and is divided into 8 regions. Students will learn an approachable and wide-ranging survey of the geography and culture of each region of Japan as they examine authentic materials. This class is carefully designed for students to obtain the geographical setting of Japan, the way of life, and the nature of their society smoothly as if they are traveling across Japan.
Prerequisites: JAPN 311 with a minimum course grade of C- or equivalent.