FLJ614: AP Japanese Lang & Culture (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Advanced Placement
COURSE TITLE: AP Japanese Language & Culture
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
SUGGESTED PREPARATION: Japanese I, Japanese II, Japanese III, Japanese IV
About the Program:
AP Japanese Literature, conducted in Japanese, is similar to an introductory college-level Japanese literature course. It strengthens the ability of the student to communicate proficiently through five domains of learning: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. Students study a representative body of Peninsular and Latin American literature and a variety of literary genres and authors. The reading list spans Medieval and Golden Age, 19th Century Literature, and 20th Century Literature. Active student participation is required as a construct of the teaching and learning environment. Students will be assessed in all domains of learning and on major projects. Weighted grades are calculated for students completing the course and taking the requisite AP exam. Students are expected to take the AP exam at the end of this course.
Major Concepts/Content: AP Japanese Literature is equivalent to fifth and sixth semester college work (3rd year college). This course exposes students to diverse Japanese etched literature and prepares students to reflect on the varied voices, cultures, traditions, mores, social-political conditions, attainment and decline of power and nobility, and religion inherent in Japanese life as represented in its literary world. The course uses authentic resources along with required authentic Japanese literature.
Course Objectives: Students are expected to achieve the following outcomes by the end of this AP Japanese Literature Course. Communication: (Pre-Advanced to Advanced: ACTFL scale)
- Students engage in oral and written communication; understand and analyze written and spoken Japanese; present information, concepts, opinions, and ideas upon reading and reacting to AP Japanese literature.
- Students demonstrate increased understanding of the perspectives, practices, and products of a given society as reflected in selected literature.
- Students become more skilled observers and analyzers of Japanese cultures via literature.
- Students connect concepts and ideas and apply them across the curriculum.
- Students compare their own culture to those studied in selected literature; they extend themselves to new understandings.
- Students engage in purposeful discussions about the Japanese world in and out of class.