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JAPANESE

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JAPAN 111 First-Year Japanese (5)
Elementary speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in modern Japanese. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: may not be repeated if the student has earned a minimum grade of 0.7; recommended: score of 0-5 on JP 100A placement test if Japanese is language of admission. Offered: A.
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JAPAN 112 First-Year Japanese (5)
Elementary speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in modern Japanese. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 0.7 in JAPAN 111; may not be repeated if the student has earned a minimum grade of 0.7. Offered: W.
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JAPAN 113 First-Year Japanese (5)
Elementary speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in modern Japanese. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of .7 in JAPAN 112; may not be repeated if the student has earned a minimum grade of 0.7. Offered: Sp.
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JAPAN 134 First-Year Intensive Japanese (15)
Fundamentals of the modern Japanese language. Oral communication skills, basic grammar, and reading/writing of hiragana, katakana, and basic kanji. No initial knowledge of Japanese is presumed. Equivalent of JAPAN 111, JAPAN 112, JAPAN 113. Satisfies requirement for entry to JAPAN 211. Students with prior background must take placement test. Offered: S.
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JAPAN 145 Foreign Study: Elementary Japanese (1-15, max. 20)
For participants in study abroad programs in Japan who complete 100-level language courses in approved programs in Japan. Evaluation by department/faculty required.
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JAPAN 211 Second-Year Japanese (5) VLPA
Development of further skills in the spoken and written languages. Students must enroll in both a lecture and quiz section to receive credit. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either JAPAN 113, JAPAN 134. Offered: A.
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JAPAN 212 Second-Year Japanese (5) VLPA
Development of further skills in the spoken and written languages. Students must enroll in both a lecture and quiz section to receive credit. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: JAPAN 211. Offered: W.
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JAPAN 213 Second-Year Japanese (5) VLPA
Development of further skills in the spoken and written languages. Students must enroll in both a lecture and quiz section to receive credit. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: JAPAN 212. Offered: Sp.
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JAPAN 234 Second-Year Intensive Japanese (15) VLPA
Equivalent of JAPAN 211, JAPAN 212, JAPAN 213. Satisfies requirements for entry to JAPAN 311, but recommended primarily for those going to Japan shortly upon completion. Prerequisite: either JAPAN 113 or JAPAN 134. Offered: S.
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JAPAN 245 Foreign Study: Intermediate Japanese (1-15, max. 20) VLPA
For participants in study abroad programs in Japan who complete 200-level language courses in approved programs in Japan. Evaluation by department/faculty required.
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JAPAN 311 Third-Year Japanese (5) VLPA
Intermediate-level skills in both spoken and written languages. Some introduction to unedited materials. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 2.0 in either JAPAN 213 or JAPAN 234. Offered: A.
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JAPAN 312 Third-Year Japanese (5) VLPA
Intermediate-level skills in both spoken and written languages. Some introduction to unedited materials. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 0.7 in JAPAN 311. Offered: W.
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JAPAN 313 Third-Year Japanese (5) VLPA
Intermediate-level skills in both spoken and written languages. Some introduction to unedited materials. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 0.7 in JAPAN 312. Offered: SpS.
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JAPAN 321 Japanese Literature I (5) VLPA Atkins
Introduction to the literature and culture of Japan from the earliest times until the mid-nineteenth century. Close readings of tales, poems, plays, or essays with an emphasis on understanding cultural and historical contexts. In English. Offered: A.
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JAPAN 322 Japanese Literature II (5) VLPA
Introduction to the literature and culture of Japan from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Close reading of novels, short stories, criticism, or other texts with an emphasis on understanding cultural and historical contexts. In English. Offered: W.
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JAPAN 323 Japanese Literature III (5) VLPA
Introduction to the major works of contemporary Japan in English translation, with readings that focus on the clash of cultures, generational struggles, and war, plus films that portray these themes and reflect modern Japanese life. In English. Offered: Sp.
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JAPAN 325 Introduction to Japanese Film (5) VLPA Bhowmik, Jesty, Mack
Introduction to Japanese film within their social and historical contexts.
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JAPAN 334 Third-Year Intensive Japanese (15) VLPA
Equivalent to JAPAN 311, JAPAN 312, and JAPAN 313. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in either JAPAN 213 or JAPAN 234. Offered: S.
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JAPAN 342 The Japanese Language (5) VLPA K. Ohta
Survey of the nature and structure of the Japanese language, covering genetic and typological affiliations, writing systems, lexicon, and features of Japanese sentence structures. Prerequisite: either JAPAN 311, JAPAN 312, JAPAN 313, JAPAN 334, JAPAN 422, or JAPAN 423, which may be taken concurrently.
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JAPAN 343 Japanese Language in Society (5) VLPA/I&S A. Ohta
Survey of issues in Japanese language use. Areas covered include dialectical variation, language attitudes, gender differences, and pragmatics. Prerequisite: either JAPAN 311, JAPAN 312, JAPAN 313, or JAPAN 334, which may be taken concurrently.
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JAPAN 345 Foreign Study: Advanced Japanese (1-15, max. 20) VLPA
For participants in study abroad programs in Japan who complete 300-level language courses in approved programs in Japan. Evaluation by department/faculty required.
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JAPAN 360 Topics in Japanese Culture (5, max. 15) VLPA
Focuses on literature from a limited time period or particular aspects of pre-modern or modern Japanese culture.
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JAPAN 361 Topics in Japanese Film (5) VLPA Bhowmik, Jesty, Mack
Introduces Japanese film through topics organized according to a specific theme or focused on a relatively limited time period. Students learn contemporary approaches to film with an emphasis on understanding them within their social and historical contexts, often through a specific interpretive methodology.
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JAPAN 395 Foreign Study: Japanese Linguistics or Literature (1-20, max. 20) VLPA
For participants in study abroad programs in Japan who complete coursework in Japanese literature or linguistics.
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JAPAN 405 History of the Japanese Language (5-) VLPA
Introduction to the history of the Japanese language, including phonology, morphology, syntax, and the writing system. Prerequisite: JAPAN 313; recommended: JAPAN 440; JAPAN 471.
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JAPAN 421 Fourth-Year Japanese I (5) VLPA/I&S
Reading, class discussion, oral presentations, and composition on topics related to the Japanese language and present-day Japan. Conducted in Japanese. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 in either JAPAN 313 or JAPAN 334; may not be repeated. Offered: A.
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JAPAN 422 Fourth-Year Japanese II (5) VLPA/I&S
Reading, class discussion, oral presentations, and composition on topics related to the Japanese language and present-day Japan. Second in a sequence of three. Conducted in Japanese. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 in either JAPAN 313 or JAPAN 334; may not be repeated. Offered: W.
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JAPAN 423 Fourth-Year Japanese III (5) VLPA/I&S
Reading, class discussion, oral presentations, and composition on topics related to the Japanese language and present-day Japan. Conducted in Japanese. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 in either JAPAN 313 or JAPAN 334; may not be repeated. Offered: Sp.
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JAPAN 428 Advanced Oral Communication (3) VLPA Iwata
Fourth-year Japanese oral communication skills. Instruction in Japanese. Activities include task-based role-play, speeches, discussions, conversations with native speakers, and study of societal aspects of speech. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 in either JAPAN 313 or JAPAN 334.
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JAPAN 429 Advanced Writing in Japanese (3) VLPA Nishikawa
Focuses on the development of advanced writing and language proficiency in Japanese. Instruction in Japanese. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 in either JAPAN 313 or JAPAN 334.
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JAPAN 431 Readings in Modern Japanese Literature (5) VLPA
Reading and discussion of selected modern literary texts in the original language, concentrating on the short story. Close attention to grammar and syntax. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 in either JAPAN 313 or JAPAN 334; may not be repeated.
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JAPAN 432 Readings in Modern Japanese Literature (5) VLPA
Reading and discussion of selected modern literary texts in the original language, concentrating on the short story. Close attention to grammar and syntax. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 in either JAPAN 313 or JAPAN 334.
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JAPAN 433 Readings in Modern Japanese Literature (5) VLPA
Reading and discussion of selected modern literary texts in the original language, concentrating on the short story. Close attention to grammar and syntax. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 in either JAPAN 313 or JAPAN 334.
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JAPAN 434 Seminar in Premodern Japanese Literature (5) VLPA
Seminar study of special topics in Premodern Japanese literature. Prerequisite: JAPAN 321.
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JAPAN 435 Seminar in Modern Japanese Literature (5) VLPA
Seminar study of special topics in modern Japanese literature. Prerequisite: JAPAN 322.
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JAPAN 440 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics (5) VLPA A. Ohta, K. Ohta
Overview of major topics in the linguistic description of Japanese: phonology, morphology, syntax, history, dialects, sociolinguistics, and the writing system. Elementary training in phonological, morphological, and syntactic analysis of Japanese. Prerequisite: either JAPAN 313 or JAPAN 334, which may be taken concurrently; JAPAN 342 or JAPAN 343; recommended: introductory linguistics course.
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JAPAN 441 The Acquisition of Japanese as a Second or Foreign Language (5) Ohta
Focuses on how Japanese is acquired or learned by non-native speakers in North America and Japan. Includes study of how Japanese is learned in both naturalistic settings such as study abroad and in foreign language classrooms. Prerequisite: either JAPAN 312, which may be taken concurrently, or JAPAN 334.
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JAPAN 443 Topics in Japanese Sociolinguistics (5) VLPA/I&S A. Ohta
Methodology and theory of sociolinguistic analysis. Reading of research literature and training in analysis of Japanese language data. Prerequisite: either JAPAN 313, which may be taken concurrently or JAPAN 334; either JAPAN 342, JAPAN 343, JAPAN 440 or JAPAN 441.
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JAPAN 445 Foreign Study: Fourth-Year Japanese (1-15, max. 20) VLPA
For participants in study abroad programs in Japan who complete 400-level language courses in approved programs in Japan. Evaluation by department/faculty required.
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JAPAN 451 Readings in Japanese for China and Korea Specialists (5) VLPA
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JAPAN 460 Readings in Japanese Culture (5, max. 15) VLPA
Reading and discussion of texts in Japanese on various aspects of Japanese culture, such as film, anime, art, and other socio-cultural phenomena. Close attention to grammar and syntax. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 in either JAPAN 313 or JAPAN 334.
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JAPAN 471 Introduction to Classical Japanese (5) VLPA Atkins
Introduction to classical Japanese writing system, grammar, and vocabulary. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 in either JAPAN 313 or JAPAN 334; may not be repeated. Offered: A.
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JAPAN 472 Readings in Classical Japanese Literature I (5) VLPA Atkins
Continued study of the classical language with a transition to reading literary works and understanding their cultural contexts. Prerequisite: JAPAN 471. Offered: W.
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JAPAN 473 Readings in Classical Japanese Literature (5) VLPA
Readings in prose, poetry, and drama, antiquity to nineteenth century. Prerequisite: JAPAN 472. Offered: Sp.
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JAPAN 481 Advanced Japanese through Content (5) VLPA Ohta
Instruction in Japanese. Dictionary skills in Japanese and Kanji required. Prerequisite: JAPAN 313.
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JAPAN 499 Undergraduate Research (3-5, max. 15)
For Japanese language and literature majors. Offered: AWSpS.
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JAPAN 505 Kambun (5) Atkins
Introduction to Kambun, a method of reading texts written in Chinese as classical Japanese. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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JAPAN 531 Advanced Readings in Modern Japanese Literature (5, max. 15)
Rapid reading of modern literary and critical texts. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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JAPAN 532 Advanced Readings in Modern Japanese Literature (5, max. 15)
Rapid reading of modern literary and critical texts. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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JAPAN 533 Advanced Readings in Modern Japanese Literature (5, max. 15)
Rapid reading of modern literary and critical texts. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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JAPAN 540 Seminar on Japanese Linguistics (3, max. 15) A. Ohta
Problems in the history and structure of the Japanese language. Topics vary each quarter, according to the needs and interests of the students. Prerequisite: JAPAN 440 or permission of instructor.
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JAPAN 561 No and Kyogen (5, max. 15)
Close reading and analysis of No texts in Japanese, with some attention to Kyogen. Discussion of categorization, structure, imagery, style, mode, theme, authorship, source material, theory, and problems of translation. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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JAPAN 571 Advanced Readings in Classical Japanese Literature (5)
Continued readings in classical literary texts. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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JAPAN 572 Advanced Readings in Classical Japanese Literature (5)
Continued readings in classical literary texts. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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JAPAN 573 Advanced Readings in Classical Japanese Literature (5)
Continued readings in classical literary texts. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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JAPAN 580 Development of Modern Japanese Fiction (5, max. 15)
Reading and translation of major works of modern fiction in the original, with emphasis on the chronological development of modern prose style. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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JAPAN 590 Seminar in Japanese Literature (5, max. 15)
Close examination of selected periods, writers, or genres, including problems of literary criticism in Japanese literature. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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JAPAN 591 Seminar in Japanese Film (5) Jesty
Close examination of the history of Japanese film, or a select aspect of Japanese film study such as a particular genre, director, or scholarly approach. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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