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Japn 314 Japanese Literature in Translation
EXPECTATIONS FOR THE COURSE
AUTHOR, READER TEXT

Over the course of the semester, students
come to see the relationship between
 Reading
the text
 Responding to and Interpreting it
 Discussing it in class
 Writing about it
STRATEGIES FOR INTERPRETING TEXTS
That students appreciate the challenges
involved in textual interpretation and
 Develop strategies for reading and interpreting
in meaningful ways

TEXTS AND CONTEXTS
Texts embody cultural values and
 Are products of their time and place
 Students should be open and receptive to the
material we are reading in the class and
 Have moments of “passionate engagement”
with these texts.

PARKER PALMER ON TRUTH
To teach is to create a space in which the
community of truth is practiced” and
 “[In this community of Truth there is the
opportunity for] an eternal conversation about
things that matter, conducted with passion and
discipline”
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