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Japanese

College of Liberal Arts

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Japanese - JAPN Courses

LOWER DIVISION

101. Fundamentals of Japanese (4)

Prerequisites: One GE Foundation course which may be taken concurrently, or formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for JAPN 101.
Introduction to pronunciation, reading, writing, conversation, and structure of the Japanese language.
Native speakers of Japanese who have completed compulsory education in Japan may not enroll.

102. Fundamentals of Japanese (4)

Prerequisites: JAPN 101; One GE Foundation course which may be taken concurrently, or formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study in Japanese.
Introduction to pronunciation, reading, writing, conversation, and structure of the Japanese language.
Native speakers of Japanese who have completed compulsory education in Japan may not enroll.

201. Intermediate Japanese (4)

Prerequisites: JAPN 102; Completion of GE Foundation requirements, or formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study in Japanese.
Continuation of first year Japanese. Further development of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and communication.
Native speakers of Japanese who have completed compulsory education in Japan may not enroll.

202. Intermediate Japanese (4)

Prerequisites: JAPN 201; Completion of GE Foundation requirements, or formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study in Japanese.
Continuation of first year Japanese. Further development of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and communication.
Native speakers of Japanese who have completed compulsory education in Japan may not enroll.

250. Japanese Anime and Manga (3)

Students examine, analyze, and discuss selected topics in Japanese culture and modern society by analyzing Japanese animation (anime) and printed cartoons (manga). Familiarity with Japanese language is desirable but not required.

UPPER DIVISION

General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper division course except upper division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.

301. Advanced Japanese (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 202 or its equivalent as determined by the instructor.
Study of modern spoken and written Japanese involving advanced patterns and expressions. Emphasis on reading comprehension, vocabulary building and idiomatic usage.
Native speakers of Japanese who have completed compulsory education in Japan may not enroll.

302. Advanced Japanese (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 301 or its equivalent as determined by the instructor.
Study of modern spoken and written Japanese involving advanced patterns and expressions. Emphasis on reading comprehension, vocabulary building and idiomatic usage.
Native speakers of Japanese who have completed compulsory education in Japan may not enroll.

311. Advanced Spoken Japanese (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 202 or its equivalent as determined by the instructor.
Advanced study in modern spoken Japanese and Japanese communication.
Native speakers of Japanese who have completed compulsory education in Japan may not enroll.

312. Advanced Spoken Japanese (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 311 or its equivalent as determined by the instructor.
Advanced study in modern spoken Japanese and Japanese communication.
Native speakers of Japanese who have completed compulsory education in Japan may not enroll.

350. Japanese Language, Culture, and Communication (3)

Study of Japanese language and culture through sociolinguistic perspectives. Exploration of the interrelationship between the language and culture by focusing on verbal and nonverbal communicative behaviors. Taught in English and Japanese.
Letter grade only for Japanese majors.

370. Japanese Literature in English Translation (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
Readings in translation of representative works of major literary genres in Japan covering both the classical and modern periods. Previous knowledge of the language is highly desirable, but not necessary.
(Lecture-discussion 3 hours.)

371. Survey of Japanese Literature (3)

Prerequisite: JAPN 302 or instructor consent.
Presents a survey of the major literary works from Kojiki to contemporary Japanese authors. Students reflect on the predominant movements, genres, rhetorical devices, literary techniques, and writers of the works.
Conducted in Japanese and English. Letter grade only (A-F).

385. Japanese Language & Culture for Heritage Learners (3)

Prerequisite: By consent of instructor or a placement test.
Designed to address the particular needs of students of Japanese as a heritage language, the course emphasizes individual learning to improve formal use of the language in listening, speaking, reading and writing, and cultural knowledge.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. Letter grade only (A-F)

421./521. Selected Readings/Writing in Japanese (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 or consent of instructor.
Readings from a selection of contemporary materials including literary works, magazines, newspapers, instructional and technical materials.
Letter grade only for Japanese majors.

422./522. Technical Japanese (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 421 or equivalent.
Development of receptive and productive skills using authenthic materials drawn from business, humanities, sciences, and others that will be selected according to students’ interest.
Undergraduates register in JAPN 422; graduates register in JAPN 522. (Lecture) Letter grade only (A-F).

451./551. Japanese Civilization (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 or equivalents as determined by the instructor.
Introduction and exploration of characteristic features of Japanese civilization and culture through studying selected topics and themes in fields such as arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
Conducted in Japanese.
Letter grade only for Japanese majors.

452. Japan: Its Land, People and Culture (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 and 312, or instructor consent.
Students will study the land of Japan and learn how the land's physical features have influenced its people and culture, including history, way of life, and language. Taught in Japanese.
Letter grade only (A-F).

453. Japanese Culture as Social Process (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 and 350, or instructor consent.
Major features of Japanese culture and society are analyzed. Key characteristics of contemporary Japanese society are compared with Western society, emphasizing processes in common. Taught in Japanese and English.
Letter grade only (A-F).

461./561. The Structure of the Japanese Language (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 or equivalets as determined by the instructor. .
Introduction to phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and discourse of modern Japanese. Conducted in Japanese with some readings in English.
Letter grade only for Japanese majors.

462./562. Contrastive Analysis of English and Japanese (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 and JAPN312, or equivalent as determined by the instructor.
Contrastive analysis of phonological, morphological, syntactic and discourse aspects of English and Japanese. Conducted in Japanese with some readings in English.
Letter grade only for Japanese majors.

463./563. Acquisition of Japanese as a Second/Foreign Language: Theory and Practice (3)

Prerequisites: LING 101 or 170, or JAPN 461; and JAPN 302 or Placement Test.
Theoretical and practical background of language acquisition of Japanese as a second/foreign language. Aims at building knowledge of current research and its pedagogical implications. Conducted in Japanese with some readings in English.
Letter grade only for Japanese majors.

471. Readings in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature (3)

Prerequisite: JAPN 371, or equivalent as determined by the instructor.
Readings of representative works of modern and contemporary Japanese literature including short stories, novellas, diaries, memoirs, poetry, and excerpts from novels and plays. Taught in Japanese.
Letter grade only for Japanese majors.

481./581. Principles and Practice of Teaching Japanese (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302, 312, 350, and at least one 400-level course, or equivalents as determined by the instructor.
Introduces Japanese language pedagogy in the U.S. with principles of second language acquisition, and explore linguistic/pedagogical/sociocultural issues. Conducted in Japanese with some readings in English.
Letter grade only for Japanese majors.

490. Special Topics in Japanese (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Select topics related to advanced Japanese study.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics

492./592. Japanese Internship (3-6)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor; completion of a minimum of 15 upper division units required for the major in Japanese.
Field work in Japanese under joint direction of activity sponsor and faculty.
Undergraduates register in JAPN 492; graduates register in JAPN 592. Credit/No Credit grading only.

497. Directed Studies (1-6)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Independent study under supervision of a faculty member.

GRADUATE LEVEL

521./421. Selected Readings/Writing in Japanese (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 or consent of instructor.
Readings from a selection of contemporary materials including literary works, magazines, newspapers, instructional and technical materials.
Letter grade only (A-F).

522./422. Technical Japanese (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 421 or equivalent.
Development of receptive and productive skills using authenthic materials drawn from business, humanities, sciences, and others that will be selected according to students’ interest.
Undergraduates register in JAPN 422; graduates register in JAPN 522. (Lecture) Letter grade only (A-F).

551./451. Japanese Civilization (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 or equivalents as determined by the instructor.
Introduction and exploration of characteristic features of Japanese civilization and culture through studying selected topics and themes in fields such as arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
Conducted in Japanese.
Letter grade only (A-F).

561./461. The Structure of the Japanese Language (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 or equivalents as determined by the instructor. .
Introduction to phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and discourse of modern Japanese. Conducted in Japanese with some readings in English.
Letter grade only (A-F).

562./462. Contrastive Analysis of English and Japanese (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 and JAPN312, or equivalent as determined by the instructor.
Contrastive analysis of phonological, morphological, syntactic and discourse aspects of English and Japanese. Conducted in Japanese with some readings in English.
Letter grade only (A-F).

563./463. Acquisition of Japanese as a Second/Foreign Language: Theory and Practice (3)

Prerequisites: LING 101 or 170, or JAPN 461; and JAPN 302 or Placement Test.
Theoretical and practical background of language acquisition of Japanese as a second/foreign language. Aims at building knowledge of current research and its pedagogical implications. Conducted in Japanese with some readings in English.
Letter grade only (A-F).

581./481. Principles and Practice of Teaching Japanese (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302, 312, 350, and at least one 400-level course, or equivalents as determined by the instructor.
Introduces Japanese language pedagogy in the U.S. with principles of second language acquisition, and explore linguistic/pedagogical/sociocultural issues. Conducted in Japanese with some readings in English.
Letter grade only (A-F).

592./492. Japanese Internship (3-6)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor; completion of a minimum of 15 upper division units required for the major in Japanese.
Field work in Japanese under joint direction of activity sponsor and faculty.
Undergraduates register in JAPN 492; graduates register in JAPN 592. Credit/No Credit grading only.

695. Directed Readings (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of Graduate Advisor.
Readings in Japanese on an individual basis.
Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Research (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of Graduate Advisor.
Research in Japanese on an individual basis.
Letter grade only (A-F).