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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  Jan 18, 2018
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

LITR 023J. Japanese Language and Multilingual Society in the 21st Century

(Cross-listed as JPNS 023 )
This course introduces social and cultural factors that influence the usage of the Japanese language and language users within everyday conversation, mass media, and popular culture. The course topics include dialects, honorifics, gender, intercultural communication, various identities of Japanese language users, media discourse, and role languages. The course provides students with an opportunity to critically examine their beliefs and assumptions about Japanese language, and cultivates social and cultural awareness for their own language and language use in local and global contexts. Course instruction, discussion, and required readings will be in English. Previous coursework in Japanese language is recommended but not required.
1 credit.
Eligible for ASIA
Spring 2018. Imamura.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Literatures in Translation  
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