JAPN-111
Credit Hours:
4
Beginning Japanese I
A comprehensive introductory course in modern Japanese develops the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. The two beginning courses will concentrate on correct pronunciation, an active vocabulary of 500-1000 words as well as basic grammatical patterns.
JAPN-112
Credit Hours:
4
Beginning Japanese II
A comprehensive introductory course in modern Japanese develops the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. The two beginning courses will concentrate on correct pronunciation, an active vocabulary of 500-1000 words as well as basic grammatical patterns. Prerequisite: 111 or consent.
JAPN-211
Credit Hours:
4
Intermediate Japanese I
Comprehensive grammar will be the core of the course, along with further development of reading ability and more extensive oral practice. Prerequisite: 112 or consent.
JAPN-212
Credit Hours:
4
Intermediate Japanese II
Prerequisite: 211 or consent.
JAPN-235
Credit Hours:
4
Introduction to Modern Chinese and Japanese Literature
This course is designed to provide an introduction to modern Chinese and Japanese fiction for the student who has little or no background in the language, history, or culture of these countries. No prerequisite. This course cross-listed with EAST 235.
JAPN-239
Credit Hours:
4
Introduction to Japanese Genre Fiction
Genre fiction (sometimes called "commercial fiction") around the world has been broadly categorized as less-refined, or less literary. Postmodern thinkers have demonstrated, however, that popular fiction can serve as a fascinating lens through which to read place (society, race, gender, etc.) and time (historical period). This class will serve as an introduction to Japan's long, rich tradition of genre fiction. In addition to reading recent criticism of the genres discussed, we will consider representative works, primarily by twentieth-century authors, in three genres: historical/period fiction, mystery/detective fiction, and horror fiction. This course is taught in English. No Japanese language required. This course is cross-listed with EAST 239.
JAPN-273
Credit Hours:
4
Modern Japan in Film and Literature
This course uses film and modern literature to consider responses to political, economic, and sociological changes in Japanese society over the course of the twentieth century. This course is taught in English.
JAPN-309
Credit Hours:
4
Japan's Modern Canon
In this course we will read extensively from the works of the four twentieth-century Japanese authors who have been elevated to the status of canonized writers, that is, whose works are regarded both in and out of Japan as essential in the history of Japanese letters. Note that readings will vary from semester to semester. This course is taught in English.
JAPN-311
Credit Hours:
4
Advanced Japanese I
The two Advanced Japanese courses introduce students to a number of complex, essential grammatical structures, notably sentence modifiers (relative clauses), and verb categories (transitive and intransitive verbs) that allow students to create longer, more complex culturally coherent utterances. Students will also learn 200 Chinese characters. Prerequisite: Japanese 212 or equivalent.
JAPN-312
Credit Hours:
4
Advanced Japanese I
The two Advanced Japanese courses introduce students to a number of complex, essential grammatical structures, notably sentence modifiers (relative clauses), and verb categories (transitive and intransitive verbs) that allow students to create longer, more complex culturally coherent utterances. Students will also learn 200 Chinese characters. Prerequisite: Japanese 311 or equivalent.
JAPN-361
Credit Hours:
1-4
Directed Study
JAPN-362
Credit Hours:
1-4
Directed Study
JAPN-363
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study
JAPN-364
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study
JAPN-400
Credit Hours:
4
Special Topics in Advanced Japanese
JAPN-451
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research
JAPN-452
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research