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Courses - Spring 2024
JAPN
Japanese Department Site
Open Seats as of
07/14/2024 at 10:30 PM
JAPN102
Elementary Japanese II
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in JAPN101; or appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) score.
Continued introduction to the basic spoken patterns of contemporary Japanese.
JAPN202
Intermediate Japanese II
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in JAPN201; or appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) 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.
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.
JAPN398L
Linguistic History of Japan
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: JAPN 201.
Using a linguistic lens, this course offers a historical overview of the Japanese language, focusing on the key stages that have culminated in Contemporary Modern Japanese. Taught in English. Prereq: JAPAN 201.
JAPN402
Readings in Japanese Cultural Studies
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 from the fields of history, social sciences, cultural studies, film studies, and popular culture.
JAPN425
The Atomic Bomb in Literature and Memory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
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.
JAPN447
Technologies of Japanese Performance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Credit only granted for: JAPN498P or JAPN447.
Formerly: JAPN498P.
Explores technologies of performance in Japan across the centuries. We will focus on concepts of likeness and liveness as they manifest in performance's mythical origins, the traditions of noh drama, the popular, commercial theatres of kabuki, bunraku, and Takarazuka, and contemporary experiments with robotics, Vocaloids, and other new technologies. 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.