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JPNS
Japanese


JPNS 101   ELEMENTARY JAPANESE I

JPNS 102D  ELEMENTARY JAPANESE II

JPNS 150   JAPANESE CULT & CIVILIZATION

JPNS 201D  INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I

JPNS 202D  INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II

JPNS 305   JAPANESE:ADVANCED CONVERSATION

JPNS 320   CLASSICAL JAPANESE LITERATURE

JPNS 321   MODERN JAPANESE LITERATURE

JPNS 325   WOMEN IN JAPANESE LIT & CULTURE

JPNS 340   JAPANESE:ADV READING & GRAMMAR

JPNS 361   JAPANESE TEXT & CINEMA

JPNS 440   MODERNITY AND MODERNISM IN JAPAN

JPNS 450R  SEM:JAPANESE LITERATURE & CULTURE

JPNS 101 ELEMENTARY JAPANESE I
F 4 cr. RCT 4
-- Elementary course designed to help students acquire basic language skills in Japanese: reading, writing, listening, speaking. Introduction to Japanese writing systems (hiragana, katakana, kanji). Emphasis on establishing correct pronunciation and grasp of grammar. Cultural perspectives such as greetings, simple dialogues.

JPNS 102D ELEMENTARY JAPANESE II
S 4 cr. RCT 4
PREREQUISITE: JPNS 101 or equivalent, or placement interview with instructor.
-- Continuation of JPNS 101. Expansion of cultural knowledge.

JPNS 150 JAPANESE CULT & CIVILIZ
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 101W or consent of instructor
-- Survey of Japanese society, literature, art, and religion from earliest times to the modern period. All readings and discussions in English. No knowledge of Japanese necessary.

JPNS 201D INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I
F 4 cr. RCT 4
PREREQUISITE: JPNS 102 or equivalent, or placement interview with instructor.
-- Review of skills acquired in elementary Japanese, followed by additional study of grammatical patterns and vocabulary acquisition. Emphasis on gaining basic conversational skills and improving reading. Expansion of cultural knowledge.

JPNS 202D INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II
S 4 cr. RCT 4
PREREQUISITE: JPNS 201 or equivalent, or placement interview with instructor.
-- Continuation of JPNS 201. Students who successfully complete this course will have "survival" skills for daily life in Japan, and will be ready for more advanced course work using authentic materials. Expansion of cultural knowledge.

JPNS 305 JAPANESE:ADVANCED CONVERSATION
S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: JPNS 202 or placement interview with instructor.
-- Review and further development of communication skills with an emphasis on both speaking and writing for various occasions. Cultural and social topics are explored through authentic materials to enhance knowledge of Japan and its people.

JPNS 320 CLASSICAL JAPANESE LITERATURE
On Demand 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 101W or consent of instructor.
-- Study of poetry, drama, and narrative from earliest times to mid-nineteenth century. All readings and discussions in English. No knowledge of Japanese necessary.

JPNS 321 MODERN JAPANESE LITERATURE
On Demand 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 101W or consent of instructor.
-- Study of novels, short stories, and poems written by Japanese authors from the mid-nineteenth century onward. Covers Japan's initial encounter with the West and the establishment of individual identity. All readings and discussions in English. No knowledge of Japanese necessary.

JPNS 325 WOMEN IN JAPANESE LIT & CULT
On Demand 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 101W or consent of instructor.
-- A study of Japanese women writers and images of women in Japanese culture from earliest times to the present. No knowledge of Japanese necessary.

JPNS 340 JAPANESE:ADV READING & GRAMMAR
F 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: JPNS 202 or placement interview with instructor.
-- Review and further development of grammar and vocabulary skills necessary for improved reading proficiency in Japanese. Topics for study address Japanese culture and society through manga/cartoons, newspapers, magazines, correspondence, and short essays, with some translation and comparison with English.

JPNS 361 JAPANESE TEXT & CINEMA
On Demand 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 101W or consent of instructor
-- Study of several fine Japanese films and the literary works upon which they were based. Emphasis is on the transformation of written text into image. All readings and discussions in English. No knowledge of Japanese necessary.

JPNS 440 MODERNITY AND MODERNISM IN JAPAN
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTR 145 or JPNS 150 and WRIT 101 or consent of instructor
-- This course concerns the challenges to representational practices in literature and film posed by Japan's modernization process. Topics covered vary; e.g., "Representations of Tokyo", "Detecting Modernity", "Caste and Class", "The Sixties in Japan", etc.. May be repeated for credit.

JPNS 450R SEM:JAPANESE LITERATURE & CULTURE
On Demand 3 cr. SEM
PREREQUISITE: JPNS 315 or JPNS 350.
-- Senior capstone course. Topics offered at the upper division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students conduct individual research projects while also preparing and presenting discussion materials.

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