Japanese (JAPN)

JAPN 101.  Communicating in Japanese I.  4.  

Basic building blocks of grammar, emphasis on oral communication and culture. Laboratory Day required. Fulfills foreign language requirement (1998). Modern language 101 requirement (2019).

JAPN 102.  Communicating in Japanese II.  4.  

Continuation of Japanese I with more emphasis on grammar and developing writing skills. Emphasis still on oral communication and culture. Laboratory Day required.

Prerequiste: JAPN 101 or placement. Fulfills foreign language requirement (1998). Modern language 102 requirement (2019).
JAPN 150.  Special Topics.  1-8.  

May also be offered at 250, 350 and 450 levels.

JAPN 201.  Intermediate Japanese I.  4.  

Advanced grammar study, conversation practice and increased emphasis on reading and writing.

Prerequiste: JAPN 102 or instructor permission.
JAPN 202.  Intermediate Japanese II.  4.  

Continuation of JAPN 201.

Prerequiste: JAPN 201.
JAPN 220.  Women in Modern Japan.  4.  

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).

JAPN 221.  Contemporary Japanese Society.  4.  

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).

JAPN 250.  Special Topics.  1-8.  
JAPN 260.  Independent Study.  1-8.  

May also be offered at 360 and 460 levels.

JAPN 290.  Internship.  1-8.  

May also be offered at the 390 level.

JAPN 301.  Early-Advanced Japanese.  4.  

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.

Prerequiste: JAPN 202.
JAPN 310.  Media, Gender and Nation in Japan.  4.  

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).

JAPN 350.  Special Topics.  1-12.  
JAPN 360.  Independent Study.  1-8.  
JAPN 390.  Internship.  1-8.  
JAPN 400.  Senior Seminar.  4.  

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.

Prerequiste: JAPN 301 and Historical Perspectives.
JAPN 450.  Special Topics.  1-16.  
JAPN 460.  Independent Study.  1-8.  
JAPN 470.  Senior Thesis.  1-8.  

4.

JAPN 490.  Internship.  1-8.