Reading Japanese academic texts

Course Type: Seminar
Study Focus: KBRSEGVMC
Term: Fall

Teacher: TANAKA Sōta

Course Code: JK27001

This course is aimed to develop your skills to read academic articles written in Japanese, including classical Japanese.



Each participant chooses a paper as they like, and tries to “read” it (including how to pronounce each kanji).
Participants are supposed to help each other to understand texts.


Course Information

Module: Research 2
CATS Requirements: Non-native speakers of Japanese with a comprehension level of JLPT2 or higher.

Day/Period: Fri/5
Location: Sem. 4
Credits: 2

This class is conducted in Japanese.


Course Goals

The goals of this course are to:
(1) be get a skill to collect information to read academic Japanese.
(2) with THAT skill be able to read Japanese academic papers.

Course Schedule and Evaluation

For a detailed course schedule, please visit KULASIS.

Evaluation is based on usual performance score (e.g. preparation for classes, discussion during classes): 70%, and exams: 30%

[JDTS/MATS students] This course can be taken as reduced seminar (4 ECTS) only.