Japanese (JPN)

JPN 101. First Year Japanese. (4)

Acquisition of the basic oral-aural skills of elementary Japanese as well as the reading and writing skills.

JPN 102. First Year Japanese. (4)

Acquisition of the basic oral-aural skills of elementary Japanese as well as the reading and writing skills.
Prerequisite: JPN 101 or equivalent.

JPN 177. Independent Studies. (0-5)

JPN 201. Second Year Japanese. (3) (MPT)

Further development of the fundamental skills of speaking, listening, writing, and reading in Japanese.
Prerequisite: JPN 102 or equivalent.

JPN 202. Second Year Japanese. (3) (MPT)

Further development of the fundamental skills of speaking, listening, writing, and reading in Japanese. CAS-A.
Prerequisite: JPN 201 or equivalent.

JPN 231. Japanese Tales of the Supernatural in English Translation. (3) (MPF)

Focusing on the supernatural, this course examines major literary works chronologically, Tale of Genji (ca. 1010), to contemporary films. IIB. CAS-B-LIT.

JPN 255. Drama in China and Japan in English Translation. (3) (MPF)

Provides historical overview of major traditional dramatic art forms of China and Japan: Zaju, Kunqu, Peking Opera, Noh, Kyogen, Bunraku, and Kabuki. Critically treats and interprets theatrical conventions in each and attempts to clarify aesthetic significance. IIB. CAS-B-LIT.
Cross-listed with CHI.

JPN 260. Topics in Japanese Literature in English Translation. (3; maximum 9)

Treatment of selected works of Japanese literature that suggest a particular theme, such as Death. CAS-B-LIT.

JPN 266. Survey of Japanese Cinema. (3)

This course examines representative Japanese films from the movies of the immediate postwar era to the new wave of Japanese anime (animated films).
Cross-listed with FST 266.

JPN 277. Independent Studies. (0-5)

JPN 279. Buddhism and Culture: China and Japan. (3) (MPF)

Deals with East Asia and time span of more than 15 centuries (from fourth through 20th). Provides historical overview of the development of Buddhism in China and Japan with a clear definition of theoretical framework of this religion. Investigates nature and extent of Buddhist influence on the imagination of intellectuals and lifestyle of the populace in general. All cultural phenomena, thematically treated, are interpreted with historical, social, economic, and institutional contexts, and in contrast to those of the West. IIB. CAS-B-LIT.
Cross-listed with ART.

JPN 301. Third Year Japanese. (3) (MPT)

Emphasis on advanced oral and written communication in Japanese, while learning about important concepts in modern Japanese society through reading and discussion.
Prerequisite: JPN 202 or equivalent.

JPN 302. Third Year Japanese. (3)

Emphasis on advanced oral and written communication in Japanese, while learning about important concepts in modern Japanese society through reading and discussion.
Prerequisite: JPN 301 or equivalent.

JPN 377. Independent Studies. (0-5)

JPN 381. Introduction to Japanese Linguistics. (3)

Provides a deeper understanding of the characteristics of the Japanese language, using the framework of theoretical linguistics as an analytical tool.
Prerequisite: JPN 102.

JPN 401. Fourth Year Japanese. (3)

Development of advanced command of Japanese in comprehension and production through written works and class discussion. Cultural, social, and psychological implications, literary works, contemporary articles, etc., will also be explored.
Prerequisite: JPN 302 or equivalent.

JPN 402. Fourth Year Japanese. (3)

Development of advanced command of Japanese in comprehension and production through written works and class discussion. Cultural, social, and psychological implications, literary works, contemporary articles, etc., will also be explored.
Prerequisite: JPN 401 or equivalent.

JPN 477. Independent Studies. (0-5)

JPN 677. Independent Studies. (0-5)