Lorna Brau, Ortega Hall 353C
Machiko Bomberger, Ortega Hall 351B
No major study offered. See the East Asian Studies section of this Catalog.
Eighteen credit hours in courses numbered above 200. Of these, six credit hours are selected from Japanese language courses at the 201 level or above, with the remaining 12 credit hours of courses selected from 301, 302, 320, 339, *411 and HIST 384. In addition, the 18 credit hours may include 3 credit hours of independent study with Japanese studies faculty on a Japan-related topic under JAPN 497.
Foundation course for all beginning students, with instruction in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Second half of foundation course 101.
Beginning Japanese I develops students' language skills to communicate in simple daily situations. Through various cultural topics related to Japan, students will gain a basic understanding of Japanese culture and learn to interact in Japanese. Credit not allowed for both JAPN 101 and JAPN 111.
Beginning Japanese II immediately follows Beginning Japanese I, continuing to develop skills in communicating in daily situations and knowledge of Japanese culture. Students may not receive credit for both JAPN 102 and JAPN 112.
Continues development of four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the third semester level.
Continuation of 201.
Continues development of four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) at fifth semester level, introducing more complex grammar and spoken and written communicative tasks.
Continuation of 301.
This class provides a multidisciplinary introduction to various topics related to contemporary Japan, with an emphasis on the anthropology and sociology of Japanese society.
JAPN 339. Topics in Japanese Literature and Culture in Translation. (3, no limit Δ)
(Also offered as COMP, ENGL 339)
Study of individual authors, genres and/or periods of Japanese literature and culture in translation.
(Also offered as COMP, ENGL 341)
An introduction to Japanese literature and culture from the 8th to the 19th century, this course focuses on major literary works and performance genres in their historical context.
(Also offered as COMP, ENGL 342)
This course is an introductory exploration of the literature and culture of modern Japan, from the mid-19th century to the present day. Students will critically read a selection of modern prose narratives and poetry.
(Also offered as COMP, ENGL 345)
Survey of Japanese mythology, folklore, drama and fiction from 1000 C.E. to the present with a focus on the cultural significance of ghosts, monsters, spirit possession and otherworldly encounters.
This course explores topics in Japanese culture and society through screenings and discussions of films, alongside a history of the medium of Japanese cinema and its place in modern Japan.
An advanced Japanese reading course for students who have completed six semesters or the equivalent of Japanese study.
This is an advanced Japanese course for students who have completed six semesters of Japanese study. The focus is on developing the skills necessary to read and discuss authentic texts from contemporary Japan.
Explorations of a variety of topics in Japanese language, literature, arts and social sciences.
Restriction: permission of instructor.
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