The aims of this course is to acquire the basic knowledge of Japanese culture, to discuss what is culture, and to summarize them as a final report.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:1) enjoy and appreciate Japanese culture, 2) explain original aspects of Japanese culture, 3) write some essays about Japanese culture as a final report.
Iroha song, classical Japanese poetry, haiku, Japanese gag and pun, palindrome, tongue twister, shiritori game, proverb, folding screen picture, ink painting, Japanese woodblock printings, nursery rhyme
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Topics change every lesson. Every lesson contains examples and questions for group discussions. Attendance is taken in every class. A final report is the most essential.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Iroha song and Japanese classical poetry||Remember Iroha song.|
|Class 2||Haiku and Japanese gag and pun||Make your original Japanese gag and pun.|
|Class 3||Palindrome, tongue twister, and shiritori game||Make your original palindrome in Japanese.|
|Class 4||Proverb and parody||Make your original parody.|
|Class 5||Folding screen picture, and ink paintings||Make your original line fit to a picture.|
|Class 6||Japanese woodblock printings and Manga||Compare Japanese woodblock printings with Manga and write similar and different points between them.|
|Class 7||Nursery rhyme||Describe the characteristics of Japanese nursery rhyme.|
|Class 8||Writing a final report about Japanese culture||Write your impression of Japanese when you heard Japanese for the first time.|
Assessment will be conducted based on student's attendance, discussions, a final report or a presentation.