Basic building blocks of grammar, emphasis on oral communication and culture. Laboratory Day required. Fulfills foreign language requirement (1998). Modern language 101 requirement (2019).
Continuation of Japanese I with more emphasis on grammar and developing writing skills. Emphasis still on oral communication and culture. Laboratory Day required.
May also be offered at 250, 350 and 450 levels.
Advanced grammar study, conversation practice and increased emphasis on reading and writing.
Examines the lives of Japanese women within the contexts of such social institutions as education, marriage, family, work and mass media. Taught in English. Fulfills humanities and intercultural requirements (1998). Arts/humanities and sociocultural engagement requirements (2019).
Interdisciplinary course examines popular American attitudes toward Japan and social construction of national identity in contemporary Japan (as well as challenges to this identity). Studies social conditions, popular culture and racial and ethnic minorities in Japan. Taught in English. Fulfills humanities and intercultural requirements (1998). Arts/humanities and sociocultural engagement requirements (2019).
May also be offered at 360 and 460 levels.
May also be offered at the 390 level.
Solidifies the foundations of grammar, vocabulary and kanji that were built at the intermediate level, and helps students read and communicate more in detail and at greater lengths about various topics.
Examines the roles of mass media in the construction of gendered national identity in Japan. Taught in English. Fulfills intercultural requirement (1998). Sociocultural engagement requirement (2019).
Topic of this capstone for Japanese Studies track will vary, but will focus on important questions in Japanese studies. Students will explore more advanced approaches to culture and literature and conduct research on a final paper.