An introduction to the Japanese language and culture through a comprehensive approach designed to develop fundamental communication skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Supplementary videos, tapes, films and other materials are incorporated in the course.
A continuation of principles established in JPN 101. In addition, the course will introduce more complex sentence structures, past and future verb tenses, the subjunctive mood, and increase fundamental vocabulary. Supplementary videos, tapes, films and other materials are incorporated in the course.
Japan ended its national seclusion officially in 1868 and that marked the beginning of Japan's modern era. This course traces the development of modern Japanese literature.
This course uses the medium of film and video to study both contemporary and traditional Japanese society and culture. Through the visual images presented, students will be able to observe and very nearly experience the way in which Japanese people live. Viewers can witness fashion and foods to emotional crises and social challenges in different eras.
Globalization, an aging population and economic change have had significant impact on marriage trends in Japan. Through the study of contemporary film with focus on the topic of love and marriage, we will explore changing Japanese lifestyles across generations.
Through a study of culture, Literature and film students will garner a better understanding of Japan in the 21st century.
This course is designed to bring students at an elementary level of proficiency in Japanese into the intermediate level of proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding as well as to foster cultural awareness.
A review and expansion of the principles learned in the first year of Japanese. Greater emphasis will be placed on reading and writing skills. Based on readings of texts related to contemporary cultural issues, the student will enhance his knowledge of the language and the culture.
A continuation of the principles established in JPN 281 with further work to improve communication skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
or 4 years of high school Japanese.
Learning Japanese language on the advanced reading and writing level and nurturing speaking and listening with individual tutoring.
Seminars are designed to compliment the student's knowledge of Japanese literature by either covering material not included in other courses or by investigating in detail a major author or work.
With the approval of the appropriate faculty member, the department chairperson and the academic dean, students may select a topic for guided research that is not included in the regular course offerings. The student meets regularly with the faculty member to review progress. A research project or paper must also be submitted.