Courses for Spring 2023

  • Basic Japanese

    Introduction to Japanese language. Emphasizes the attainment of good spoken control of Japanese and develops a foundation of literacy. This is the second half of a year-long course. Students must have taken JAPN 0100 to receive credit for this course. The final grade for this course will become the final grade for JAPN 0100. If JAPN 0100 was taken for credit then this course must be taken for credit; if taken as an audit, this course must also be taken as an audit. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by both the academic department and the Committee on Academic Standing. 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 0200 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Borgmann
    JAPN 0200 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Borgmann
    JAPN 0200 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Borgmann
    JAPN 0200 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Borgmann
  • Intermediate Japanese

    See Intermediate Japanese (JAPN 0300) for course description. Prerequisite: JAPN 0300 or equivalent. Enrollment limited to 18.
    JAPN 0400 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Tatsumi
    JAPN 0400 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Tatsumi
    JAPN 0400 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Tatsumi
  • Advanced Japanese I

    See Advanced Japanese I (JAPN 0500) for course description.
    JAPN 0600 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Yamakawa
    JAPN 0600 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Yamakawa
  • Japanese Linguistics

    This course will provide a structural overview of the Japanese language. Students will learn how to develop skills for analyzing the language through looking at sounds, meaning, and grammar. Topics include linguistic analysis of various sentence structures that students often find difficult to use, learning to choose words and sentences in appropriate situations, looking at the relation between language and culture.
    JAPN 0711 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita
  • Japanese Language and Society through Contemporary Film

    This course aims at further development of your linguistic proficiency and broadening your knowledge of Japanese language, culture, and society by studying contemporary Japanese film through the lens of social justice. Films are selected from a wide range of genres: mainstream blockbusters, documentaries, and anime. Our discussions will focus on the cinematic treatment of diversity and social justice in Japan, including issues related to racial/ethnic and sexual minorities in Japan (Ainu, burakumin, Okinawan, Zainichi, “Half”, LGBTQ), gender discrimination, economic inequality, and mental/physical disability. Prerequisites: JAPN 0700 or equivalent, Japanese heritage language speakers with instructor’s consent.
    JAPN 0812 S01
    Primary Instructor
    McPherson
  • Readings in Contemporary Japanese Fiction

    Introduces contemporary short stories and novellas by award winning writers published after 2000. Authors include Yoko Ogawa, Natsuo Kirino, Jiro Asada, Bin Konno. We will analyze why the great many readers are drawn into these literary works through socio cultural background of urban communities. Prerequisites: JAPN0700 or instructor permission.
    JAPN 1010 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Yamashita