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Courses - JAPN 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 equivalent as determined by 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 equivalent as determined by 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 equivalent as determined by 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 equivalent as determined by 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.

371. Survey of Japanese Literature (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 and JAPN 312, or consent of instructor.
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 and Culture for Heritage Learners (3)

Prerequisite: 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 and JAPN 312, or consent of instructor.
Readings from a selection of contemporary materials including literary works, magazines, newspapers, websites, instructional and technical materials.
Letter grade only for Japanese majors.

422./522. Technical Japanese (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 and JAPN 312, or consent of instructor.
Development of receptive and productive skills using authenthic materials drawn from business, humanities, sciences, and others that will be selected according to students' interest.
Letter grade only (A-F).

451./551. Japanese Civilization (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 and JAPN 312, or consent of 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) for Japanese majors.

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

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 and JAPN 312, or consent of instructor.
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 JAPN 350, or consent of instructor.
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 and JAPN 312, or consent of 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 JAPN 312 or equivalent as determined by 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 LING 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 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, JAPN 312, JAPN 350, and at least one 400-level course or equivalent as determined by 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. Selected 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. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

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.
Credit/No Credit grading only.

497. Directed Studies (1‑6)

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


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