Japan Studies Concentration
Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will demonstrate:
- language proficiency - proficiency in listening, reading, writing and speaking at the Intermediate-high level as defined by The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
- sociolinguistic awareness - understanding of the importance of social and cultural contexts for appropriate verbal and non-verbal communications in Japanese language
- meta-cognitive strategies - listening/reading for specific purposes, use of background information to guess the content, paraphrasing, obtaining information for self-study, learning how to keep learning Japanese outside the classroom.
- cross-cultural understanding -
a. being able to describe the relationship between cultural products, practices, and perspectives; and
b. being able to compare and contrast their own culture with Japan's with respect to practices, products, and perspectives.