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Paul S Atkins
JAPAN 471
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Classical Japanese

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.

Class description

Introduction to classical Japanese writing system, grammar, and vocabulary

Student learning goals

reach basic profiency in reading classical Japanese (bungo), the written language of Japan from earliest times until the nineteenth century and beyond;

understand the principles and structure of classical Japanese grammar and deepen their understanding of modern Japanese grammar;

acquire a basic vocabulary of classical Japanese words;

be able to use classical Japanese grammar charts;

be able to approximate classical Japanese pronunciation and understand premodern orthography.

General method of instruction

Lectures; analysis of grammar and meaning of passages by individual students

Recommended preparation

minimum grade of 2.5 in either JAPAN 313 or JAPAN 334 (Third-Year Japanese)

Class assignments and grading

quizzes; examinations; answering questions orally in class

Quizzes, examinations, preparation for class sessions


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Paul S Atkins
Date: 04/23/2012