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Courses - Spring 2018
JAPN
Japanese Department Site
JAPN102
Elementary Japanese II
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in JAPN101; or appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Continued introduction to the basic spoken patterns of contemporary Japanese.
JAPN107
Elementary Japanese II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have completed JAPN106.
Restriction: Must not have completed JAPN102.
Credit only granted for: JAPN102 or JAPN107.
Japanese 107 is the continuation of an introduction to modern Japanese with emphasis on speaking and listening skills, but with commensurate study of reading and writing skills. About 100 Kanji (Japn 106 and Japn 107) will be introduced. This class covers Lesson 10-Lesson 12.
JAPN202
Intermediate Japanese II
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in JAPN201; or appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Contemporary spoken and written Japanese.
JAPN302
Advanced Japanese II
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in JAPN301; or permission of instructor.
Continued readings in varied modern texts and advanced conversation and oral comprehension.
JAPN314
Edo Text and Context: Origins of Japanese Popular Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Intensive reading of various genres of literary and historical texts from the early modern (Edo/Tokugawa) period, read in English translation. Taught in English.
This course fulfills the literature/cultural studies elective requirement for the JAPN major and minor.
JAPN315
Reading Japanese Empire
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Reading a wide variety of cultural, intellectual, and official texts, this course explores how Japan's age of empire (1869-1945) was understood, imagined, and lived in various colonial contexts and in the metropolitan center. Students will gain a textured understanding of the complexities and contradictions of Japan's imperial project and the fraught ways this history plays out today in Japan and Asia. Taught in English.
This course fulfills the literature/cultural studies elective requirement for the JAPN major and minor.
JAPN386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Must have a Learning Proposal approved by the Office of Experiential Learning Programs, faculty sponsor, and student's internship sponsor.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
JAPN401
Readings in Modern Japanese Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in JAPN302; or permission of instructor.
Development of advanced reading, vocabulary, grammar, and translation skills through selected readings in Japanese drawn primarily from modern literature.
JAPN438P
Topics in Japanese Pragmatics; Speech Acts and Politeness
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: C- or better in JAPN201. Credit only granted for JAPN438A or JAPN438M or JAPN438P. This course fulfills the linguistics elective requirement for the Japanese major and minor. This course familiarizes students with fundamental topics in the field of linguistic pragmatics (the study of language use in context) such as deixis and indexicality, reference and inference, presupposition and implicature, speech act theory, and politeness. Readings, class discussions, and homework assignments will initially introduce basic concepts through English examples, and then apply them to Japanese. After students develop an understanding of these concepts, we will discuss a range of speech acts (e.g., greetings, thanks, apologies, requests, invitations, and refusals) and their realizations in Japanese.
JAPN498Z
Special Topics in Japanese Studies; Expatriate Korean Literature in Japan
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
This course fulfills the literature elective requirement for the JAPN major and minor. In this course we will read works of fiction by Korean authors writing in Japanese and interrogate how they represent the experience of Japan's Korean minority. Through these works we will discuss issues of national and personal identity, colonial memory (and the legacy of colonialism), media discourse, Korean diaspora, and the reaction of Japanese society to otherness. We will also consider whether literary works by zainichi Koreans can properly be called Japanese literature (or Korean literature ), what motivated these authors to write in Japanese, and what influences Korean authors took from (and contributed to) Japanese literature. Taught in English.
JAPN499
(Perm Req)
Directed Study in Japanese
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.