This unit of study aims at fostering socio-cultural understanding and appreciation of Japanese literature by reading short stories. Students are expected to develop reading skills while enjoying the contents and contexts of the stories they read. The comprehension of Japanese literary texts enables students to gain an insight into the writers' themes and expressions and is relevant to contemporary life. English translations will be used in conjunction with Japanese material. Students are expected to develop a critical appreciation of Japanese literature with its social backgrounds.
1x1.5hr final exam (40%), 1x1hr mid-semester test (20%), 1x1000wd essay in Japanese (20%), 1x1000wd class presentation (10%), 5x300wd online activities (10%)
(JPNS1124 or JPNS2222 or JPNS2612) and 12 credit points at 1000 level in Japanese Studies.Prohibitions
JPNS3116 or JPNS3621 or JPNS2301 or JPNS3631 or JPNS3301