JAPN 430: Japanese Language in Social Context

Credits 3
Examines Japanese language in a social context to develop students' understanding of and critical thinking about the dynamic relationship between language use and society with particular reference to Japan. Topics include aspects of Japanese language and the society and interaction between them, the concept of social group, gender differences, politeness, influence of foreign languages on the Japanese language and popular culture. Taught in English and Japanese; reading materials in English and Japanese.


Advanced level language in Japanese skills