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Courses - Spring 2020
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.
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.
JAPN306
Introduction to Business Japanese
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have earned a minimum grade of C- in JAPN301.
Additional information: Priority in enrollment will be given to students in the Smith School of Business and the Japanese program.
Introduction to business Japanese including e-mail correspondence, telephone discourse, and business terminology. Emphasis on cross-cultural concepts and practices needed for successful interaction within business settings. Taught in Japanese and English.
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
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
JAPN425
The Atomic Bomb in Literature and Memory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
Credit only granted for: JAPN498A or JAPN425.
Formerly: JAPN498A.
Study of declassified documents and commentary on the United States decision to use the bomb in 1945, the many ways Japanese writers have attempted to express their indescribable experiences in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the shaping of historical narratives and national identities in post-war Japan and the U.S. Taught in English.
JAPN498P
Special Topics in Japanese Studies; Technologies of Japanese Performance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Crosslisted with THET428Q. Credit only granted for JAPN498P or THET428Q.

This course explores technologies of performance in Japan across the centuries. We will focus on concepts of likeness and liveness as they manifest in mythical origins of performance, the traditions of noh drama, the popular, commercial theatres of kabuki and bunraku, and contemporary experiments with robotics, Vocaloids, and other new technology. 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.