Title of the Course: An Analysis of he Written Japanese Syntax
1.Graduate students will identify grammatical problems within diversified Japanese sentences featuring various writing styles, and will learn how to solve issues, analyze and correctly rewrite sentences.
2.Students will learn how to select, from featured issues, topics for their term paper, and will learn how to write short articles and short thesis.
3.Identifying grammatical problems in sentences includes identifying issues involved with double subjects and topicalization, sub-categorization and word order, differences between adjective clauses and adverb clause, direct discourse and indirect discourse, and other topics.
4.Identifying] problems in writings includes learning diverse writing styles and according to each stylistic format, learn how to construct paragraphs and choose appropriate vocabulary.
5.Class will be comprised of a lecture format which] is half of the course, will followed by exercises, discussion, and re-writing process.
6.Class materials consists of a textbook presenting contents stated in the objectives, and exercise sheets in addition to hand-outs with outlined examples of sentences and writings featuring topics and issues as stated in the objectives.
7.Evaluations will be made based on a mid-term examination(1/4), a final examination(1/4), class participation(1/4), and a term paper(1/4).