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JAPAN101 Basic Japanese I Course Page

Description: A non-intensive written course designed to develop basic skills in spoken and written Japanese. Note: Not open to students with credit in Japanese 30, 35, JAPAN 150 or equivalent.

JAPAN102 Basic Japanese II Course Page

Description: A continuation of JAPAN 101. Prerequisite: JAPAN 101 or equivalent. Note: Not open to students with credit in Japanese 30, 35, JAPAN 150 or equivalent.

JAPAN150 First-Year University Japanese Course Page

Description: A non-intensive course designed for students who have some previous knowledge of spoken and written Japanese but need further training in grammar. Prerequisite: Japanese 30, 35 or equivalent.

JAPAN201 Basic Japanese III Course Page

Description: A non-intensive course designed to develop further basic skills in spoken and written Japanese. Prerequisite: JAPAN 102 or 150 with a minimum grade of C+, or consent of Department.

JAPAN202 Basic Japanese IV Course Page

Description: A continuation of JAPAN 201. Prerequisite: JAPAN 201 with a minimum grade of C+, or consent of Department.

JAPAN240 Japanese Literature and the Arts Course Page

Description: The relationship between modern literature and pre-modern literature and visual arts: painting, prints, manga, calligraphy. Taught in English. No prerequisite. Note: Not open to students with credit in JAPAN 340. This course will not fulfill the language other than English Requirement of the BA.

JAPAN241 Overview of the Japanese Language System Course Page

Description: To be taken concurrently with JAPAN 201 or 202. Taught in English. Note: This course will not fulfill the Language other than English requirement of the BA degree. Note: Not open to students with credit in or completing JAPAN 301.

JAPAN301 Intermediate Japanese I Course Page

Description: Designed to develop basic reading skills in modern Japanese prose with special emphasis on grammar and usage. Prerequisite: JAPAN 202 with a minimum grade of C+, or consent of Department.

JAPAN302 Intermediate Japanese II Course Page

Description: A continuation of JAPAN 301. Prerequisite: JAPAN 301 with a minimum grade of C+, or consent of Department.

JAPAN321 Pre-Modern Japanese Literature in Translation Course Page

Description: Exploration of traditional Japanese culture through lived experience of Japanese people preserved in literary texts spanning more than a millennium. Prerequisite: One of JAPAN 240 or 242, or consent of the Department. Note: This course will not fulfill the Language other than English requirement of the BA degree.

JAPAN322 Modern Japanese Literature in Translation Course Page

Description: Selected works by prominent writers from 1868 to the present. Prerequisite: One of JAPAN 240 or 242, or consent of the Department. Note: This course will not fulfill the Language other than English requirement of the BA degree.

JAPAN325 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics Course Page

Description: Sound system, parts of speech, basic sentence structure, writing system, and language change and variation. Taught in English. Note: not open to students with credit in JAPAN 225. This course will not fulfill the Language Other than English requirement of the BA degree. Prerequisite: LING 101 and *3 from JAPAN 202, 241, or consent of Department.

JAPAN326 Japanese Sociolinguistics Course Page

Description: Introduction to social and interactional aspects of the Japanese language. Note: This course will not fulfill the Language Other than English requirement of the BA degree. Prerequisite: JAPAN 301 and 325 (formerly 225) or equivalent.

JAPAN333 Tales of Two Japanese Cities Course Page

Description: Explores Japanese society through two of its most important cities; Kyoto and Tokyo. Prerequisite: JAPAN 240, 242, or consent of the department.

JAPAN341 Classical Japanese I Course Page

Description: Introduction to the classical Japanese language, involving study of classical Japanese grammar and reading of primary texts. Not a literature course. Prerequisite: JAPAN 202 or consent of the Department. JAPAN 241 recommended.

JAPAN401 Advanced Japanese I Course Page

Description: An advanced course designed to develop skills in spoken and written Japanese with special emphasis on the acquisition of an extensive vocabulary. Prerequisite: JAPAN 302 with a minimum grade of C+, or consent of Department.

JAPAN402 Advanced Japanese II Course Page

Description: A continuation of JAPAN 401. Prerequisite: JAPAN 401 with a minimum grade of C+, or consent of Department.

JAPAN421 Topics in Japanese Literary History Course Page

Description: The major works in English translation of a particular historical period in pre-twentieth century Japan, in their cultural and social contexts. Focus will be on one of the following: ancient, classical, medieval or early modern period. Prerequisite: JAPAN 321 or any other 300-level literature course. Note: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Does not fulfill any Faculty of Arts Language other than English requirement.

JAPAN423 Advanced Studies in Japanese Religions Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: *3 from EASIA 223, EASIA 323, or RELIG 240, or consent of the Department. May be repeated for credit when course content differs.

JAPAN425 Japanese Linguistics Course Page

Description: Discussion of the major linguistic features of the Japanese language. Lectures in English. Prerequisite: JAPAN 302 and 325 or consent of Department.

JAPAN429 Japanese-English Translation Course Page

Description: Theory and practice in translation as applied to Japanese and English literary and non-literary texts. Prerequisite or corequisite: JAPAN 401 or consent of Department.

JAPAN439 Practical Translation Course Page

Description: The practice of translation in media, government, and business. Prerequisite: JAPAN 429 or consent of Department.

JAPAN460 Topics in Japanese Studies Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: *6 of senior courses in Japanese or consent of Department. May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Not open to web registration.

JAPAN500 Topics in Japanese Language Course Page

Description: A reading knowledge of Japanese is required. May be repeated for credit when course content differs.

JAPAN502 Methods of Research Course Page

Description: Theory and practice of historical and critical approaches to premodern and modern Japanese literature. A reading knowledge of Japanese is required.

JAPAN503 Colloquia in Japanese Language Research Course Page

Description: Seminars on research in Japanese language. Prerequisites: advanced knowledge of Japanese is required and consent of the Department. May be repeated when course content differs. Not open to web registration.

JAPAN515 Topics in Japanese Poetry Course Page

Description: A reading knowledge of Japanese is required. Note: Not open to students with credit in JAPAN 554.

JAPAN523 Advanced Studies in Japanese Religions Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. May be repeated for credit when course content differs.

JAPAN525 Japanese Linguistics Course Page

Description: Discussion of the major linguistics features of the Japanese language. Lectures in English. Prerequisite: advanced knowledge of Japanese language, a prior linguistics course required, and consent of Department.

JAPAN598 Topics in Pre-Modern Japanese Literature Course Page

Description: Graduate students specializing in pre-modern Japanese literature must take JAPAN 598 at least once. May be repeated for credit when course content differs. A reading knowledge of Classical Japanese is required.

JAPAN599 Topics in Japanese Literature, Premodern and Modern Course Page

Description: JAPAN 599 must be taken at least once and may be repeated for credit when course content differs. A reading knowledge of Japanese is required.