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Japanese Courses

Japanese Course Descriptions
 

JAPN 011A. First-Year Japanese, First Semester. 4 Units.
Students begin training in the basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing at the first semester level. The focus is on a cultural approach, and the course includes a laboratory.

JAPN 011B. First-Year Japanese, Second Semester. 4 Units.
Students begin training in the basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing at the second semester level. The focus is on a cultural approach, and the course includes a laboratory. Prerequisite: JAPN 011 with a "C-" or better or permission of instructor.

JAPN 023. Intermediate Japanese, Third Semester. 4 Units.
Students examine Japanese culture and society through readings, videos, conversations on Japanese cultural behaviors and social issues. The emphasis is on developing critical thinking as well as proficiency of 4-skills in Japanese language at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: JAPN 011B with a "C-" or better or permission of instructor.

JAPN 025. Intermediate Japanese, Fourth Semester. 4 Units.
This course is a continuation of cultural themes begun in JAPN 023. Students examine Japanese culture and society through readings, videos, conversations on Japanese cultural behaviors and social issues. A continued emphasis is on developing critical thinking as well as proficiency of 4-skills in Japanese language at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: JAPN 023 with a "C-" or better or permission of instructor.

JAPN 125. Advanced Japanese I. 4 Units.
Selective readings in Japanese focus on traditions and social issues in contemporary Japan. Students continue training in reading, writing and conversation at an advanced level. Prerequisite: JAPN 025 with a "C-" or better or permission of instructor.

JAPN 126. Advanced Japanese II. 4 Units.
Selective readings in Japanese focus on Japanese literature and culture. Students continue training in reading, writing and conversation at an advanced level. Prerequisite: JAPN 025 with a "C-" or better or permission of instructor.

JAPN 170. Japanese Literature in Translation. 4 Units.
A survey of Japanese literature from the 8th century to the present is covered with an emphasis on the unique body of prose, poetry and drama that developed during this thousand-year epoch - mostly in relative isolation from the rest of the world - which represents a brilliant literary heritage rarely matched anywhere in the world. This course is taught in English.

JAPN 180. Modern Japanese Fiction. 4 Units.
Students study Japanese fiction as a literary genre after 1867 and up to the present. This course examines representative works by Natsume Soseki and Mori Ogai, the greatest figures among the early modern novelists, and also deals with several leading authors of the post-war period that include Mishima Yukio and Abe Kobo. The readings are in Japanese. Prerequisite: JAPN 125 or JAPN 126 with a "C-" or better, or permission of the instructor.

JAPN 191. Independent Study. 2-4 Units.
Senior standing.