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Courses - Spring 2019
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.
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.
JAPN221
Radical Transformations in Japanese Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Since the early modern period, Japanese cultural forms have reflected the innate instability of contemporary social structures. Focusing on Noh drama, Matsuo Basho's haiku travelogue Oku no hosomichi, popular fiction by Ihara Saikaku, the movement for vernacular literature in the late 19th century, the rise and fall of Marxists and feminists in early 20th century Japan, a variety of perspectives on WWII and its legacy, as well as Japanese pop culture, we will consider the way cultural works developed as part of Japan's radical transformations in the last four centuries. A major film component increases students' direct exposure to the work of Japan's cultural producers, and students' suggestions and interests will help shape the final unit of the course about Japan today. Taught in English, and all readings are in English translation.
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.
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.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in JAPN302; or equivalent FLPA
JAPN438A
Topics in Japanese Pragmatics; Stylistic Variation in the Films of Miyazaki Hayao and Studio Ghibli
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
JAPN498J
Special Topics in Japanese Studies; Performance and Sexuality in Early Modern Japan
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
JAPN498K
Special Topics in Japanese Studies; Modern Japanese Literature from Pure to Pop: Problematizing Genre and Canon
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
JAPN499
(Perm Req)
Directed Study in Japanese
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.