Japanese (JAPN)

Explanation of Course Numbers

  • Courses in the 1000s are primarily introductory undergraduate courses
  • Those in the 2000–4000s are upper-division undergraduate courses that can also be taken for graduate credit with permission and additional work
  • Those in the 6000s and 8000s are for master’s, doctoral, and professional-level students
  • The 6000s are open to advanced undergraduate students with approval of the instructor and the dean or advising office

JAPN 1000. Dean's Seminar. 3 Credits.

JAPN 1001. Beginning Japanese I. 4 Credits.

Fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation, with graded reading and practice in writing. Laboratory fee.

JAPN 1002. Beginning Japanese II. 4 Credits.

Continuation of JAPN 1001. Fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation, with graded reading and practice in writing. Laboratory fee.

JAPN 1005. Intensive Beginning Japanese. 8 Credits.

Intensive beginning course equivalent to JAPN 1001JAPN 1002. Laboratory fee.

JAPN 2003. Intermediate Japanese I. 4 Credits.

Continuation of grammar, with emphasis on speaking, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: JAPN 1002 or JAPN 1005, or approval of instructor. Laboratory fee.

JAPN 2004. Intermediate Japanese II. 4 Credits.

Continuation of JAPN 2003. Continuation of grammar, with emphasis on speaking, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: JAPN 2003, or approval of instructor. Laboratory fee.

JAPN 2006. Intensive Intermediate Japanese. 8 Credits.

Intensive intermediate course equivalent to JAPN 2003JAPN 2004. Prerequisite: JAPN 1002 or JAPN 1005. Laboratory fee.

JAPN 3105. Intermediate Japanese III. 3 Credits.

Continuation of reading of texts, writing of short pieces, conversation, systematic review of grammar. Prerequisite: JAPN 2004 or JAPN 2006; or approval of instructor. Laboratory fee.

JAPN 3106. Intermediate Japanese IV. 3 Credits.

Continuation of JAPN 3105. Continuation of reading of texts, writing of short pieces, conversation, systematic review of grammar. Prerequisite: JAPN 3105; or approval of instructor. Laboratory fee.

JAPN 3111. Japanese Literature in Translation. 3 Credits.

An introductory survey of Japanese literature read in English translation, including fiction, poetry, drama, essays, diaries, testimonials. The pre-modern period.

JAPN 3112. Japanese Literature in Translation. 3 Credits.

Continuation of JAPN 3111. An introductory survey of Japanese literature read in English translation, including fiction, poetry, drama, essays, diaries, testimonials. The modern period.

JAPN 3132. Tale of Genji: Love & Politics. 3 Credits.

JAPN 3162. Japanese Culture Through Film. 3 Credits.

Survey of the Japanese cultural heritage presented through films. Topics include literature, philosophy, art, religion, and social history from premodern times to the modern era. Lectures and discussion in English.

JAPN 4107. Readings in Modern Japanese I. 3 Credits.

Readings in selected modern literary works, social science materials, and documentary materials. Prerequisite: JAPN 3106 or approval of instructor.

JAPN 4108. Readings in Modern Japanese II. 3 Credits.

Continuation of JAPN 4107. Readings in selected modern literary works, social science materials, and documentary materials. Prerequisite: JAPN 3106 or approval of instructor.

JAPN 4109. Introduction to Bungo, Literary Japanese. 3 Credits.

Introduction to Bungo, the literary Japanese used in official government documents up to World War II, newspapers and journals through the Meiji period, and literature from the prose of the Tales of Ise to the poetry of Tawara Machi. Prerequisite: JAPN 3106 or approval of instructor.

JAPN 4110. Readings in Classical Japanese. 3 Credits.

Readings in premodern texts in Japanese literature, history, and philosophy. Prerequisite: JAPN 4109 or approval of instructor.

JAPN 4121W. Advanced Conversation and Composition I. 3 Credits.

Productive skills at the advanced discourse level, topic-specific practice of commonly used speech patterns and writing formats. Prerequisite: JAPN 3106 to JAPN 4121.

JAPN 4122W. Advanced Conversation and Composition II. 3 Credits.

Continuation of JAPN 4121. Productive skills at the advanced discourse level, topic-specific practice of commonly used speech patterns and writing formats. Prerequisite: JAPN 4121.

JAPN 4185. Directed Reading I. 3 Credits.

Reading of material in the student’s field of interest. Admission by permission of instructor.

JAPN 4186. Directed Reading II. 3 Credits.

Continuation of JAPN 4185. Reading of material in the student’s field of interest. Admission by permission of instructor.

JAPN 4198. Proseminar: Readings for the Major in Japanese Language and Literature. 3 Credits.

Recommended for all majors. Preparation for advanced research in Japanese sources. Practice in consulting Japanese reference material and translating sources for writing in English. Seminars on advanced reading, translation, and critical methodology. Prerequisite: JAPN 3106.

JAPN 4199. Proseminar: Readings for the Major in Japanese Language and Literature. 3 Credits.

Continuation of JAPN 4198. Recommended for all majors. Preparation for advanced research in Japanese sources. Practice in consulting Japanese reference material and translating sources for writing in English. Seminars on advanced reading, translation, and critical methodology. Prerequisite: JAPN 4198.

JAPN 5099. Variable Topics. 1-99 Credits.