Courses for Fall 2015

  • Basic Japanese

    Introduction to Japanese language. Emphasizes the attainment of good spoken control of Japanese and develops a foundation of literacy. No prerequisites. This is the first half of a year-long course whose first semester grade is normally a temporary one. Neither semester may be elected independently without special written permission. The final grade submitted at the end of the course work in JAPN 0200 covers the entire year and is recorded as the final grade for both semesters. The East Asian Studies department wishes to provide language instruction to all interested students. If you are unable to register for this course due to enrollment limits but are dedicated to learning Japanese, please contact the instructor via email.
    JAPN 0100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Jackson
    JAPN 0100 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Jackson
    JAPN 0100 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Jackson
  • Advanced Beginning Japanese

    Designed for those who have had high-school Japanese or other Japanese language experience. An opportunity to organize previous knowledge of Japanese and develop a firm basis of spoken and written Japanese. Prerequisite: Reading and writing knowledge of Hiragana, Katakana, and some Kanji. Placement test required. This is the first half of a year-long course whose first semester grade is normally a temporary one. Neither semester may be elected independently without special written permission. The final grade submitted at the end of the course work in JAPN 0250 covers the entire year and is recorded as the final grade for both semesters. The East Asian Studies department wishes to provide language instruction to all interested students. If you are unable to register for this course due to enrollment limits but are dedicated to learning Japanese, please contact the instructor via email.
    JAPN 0150 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
  • Intermediate Japanese

    Further practice of patterns and structures of the language. Readings are introduced on aspects of Japanese culture and society to develop reading and writing skills, enhance vocabulary, and provide points of departure for conversation in Japanese. Prerequisite: JAPN 0200 or equivalent. The East Asian Studies department wishes to provide language instruction to all interested students. If you are unable to register for this course due to enrollment limits but are dedicated to learning Japanese, please contact the instructor via email.
    JAPN 0300 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Tajima
    JAPN 0300 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Tajima
  • Advanced Japanese I

    Continued practice in reading, writing, and speaking. Emphasizes the development of reading proficiency and speaking in cultural contexts. Students read actual articles and selections from Japanese newspapers. Course includes translation, with writing and discussion in Japanese. Films and video tapes are shown as supplementary materials. Prerequisite: JAPN 0400 or equivalent.
    JAPN 0500 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Jackson
  • Advanced Japanese II

    Reading of articles from Japan's press with discussion in Japanese. Focuses on explanations and drills on the fine points in grammar and vocabulary as well as on the practice of writing in various styles. Movies and video tapes are used as supplementary materials. Prerequisite: JAPN 0600 or equivalent.
    JAPN 0700 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Tajima
  • Japanese Cities: Tokyo and Kyoto

    The goal of this course is to develop the ability to use Japanese source materials for research in social sciences. Course covers lifestyles in two contrasting cities, Tokyo and Kyoto. Topics include topography, environmental issues, houses, urban life-styles, and natural habitation. We will ask questions: why houses are so compact in cities; why crows and boars pick on garbage, etc. Information sources are films, videos, and websites in addition to textbooks. Prerequisite: JAPN 0600 or equivalent. Enrollment limited to 20.
    JAPN 0910B S01
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
  • Japanese Linguistics: Communication and Understanding Utterances

    Introduces a linguistic analysis of Japanese language to attain an overview of structure and a foundation for understanding how grammar relates to various modes of communication. Topics include discourse analysis, pragmatics, communicative intention, communication strategies, and intercultural communication gaps. Linguistic data is drawn from films and fiction. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of Japanese grammar, vocabulary, and linguistics. Enrollment limited to 20. WRIT
    JAPN 1310 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
  • Independent Study

    Reading materials for research in Japanese. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    JAPN 1910 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Jackson
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    JAPN 1910 S02
    Primary Instructor
    McClain
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    JAPN 1910 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Tajima
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    JAPN 1910 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research