Paul S Atkins
Continued study of the classical language with a transition to reading literary works and understanding their cultural contexts. Prerequisite: JAPAN 471. Offered: W.
Readings of excerpts from classical Japanese literary texts in the original.
Student learning goals
Make the transition from decoding classical Japanese to reading Japanese.
Develop a deeper understanding of premodern Japanese literature, culture, society, and history.
Accurately translate classical Japanese into English.
General method of instruction
Discussion of the grammar and meaning of assigned texts.
JAPAN 471 (Introduction to Classical Japanese) or the equivalent. It is impossible to succeed in 472 without a firm grounding in classical Japanese grammar.
Class assignments and grading
Preparation, participation, quizzes, written examinations.