Minor (Asian Studies with emphasis in Japanese, 20 credits)
111, 112 Elementary Japanese. (4, 4)
Introduction to the basic structure of the Japanese language. Practice in speaking, listening, reading and writing, with a focus on an accurate command of grammar and culturally appropriate communication skills.
211 Intermediate Japanese. (4)
Review and continued study of language skills. Satisfactory completion of this course fulfills the core foreign language proficiency.
212 Intermediate Japanese. (4)
Review and continued study of grammar together with additional training in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
271 Individual Learning Project. (1-4)
Supervised reading or research at the lower-division level. Permission of department chair required. Not available to first-year students.
311, 312 Advanced Japanese: Speaking, Reading and Writing (4, 4)
Review and continued development of grammar together with development of skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
371 Individual Learning Project. (1-4)
Supervised reading or research at the upper-division level. Permission of department chair and completion and/or concurrent registration of 12 credits within the department required. Not available to first-year students.
Courses taught abroad
115 Elementary Japanese I Abroad.
116 Elementary Japanese II Abroad.
215 Intermediate Japanese I Abroad.
216 Intermediate Japanese II Abroad.
315 Advanced Japanese I Abroad.
316 Advanced Japanese II Abroad.
316 Topics in Japanese Literature. (4)
A study of modern Japanese literature, films, and manga comics with emphasis on gender, sexuality, class, race, age, and nation.
319 East Asian Literature in Translation. (4)
Introduction to literary and visual texts in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China. Special attention is paid to the developments of cultural materials in the national and transnational contexts across the region. A study of the myths of Japanese, Chinese and other East Asian literary traditions.