Carnegie Mellon University

Japanese Studies Courses

Browse and search our spring 2023 courses in Japanese Studies.

For more information on sections and schedules, view the Schedule of Classes.

13 courses displayed.

82-171 Elementary Japanese I

This course is the first part of a two-semester course sequence (82-171, 82-172) for students with no prior experience in Japanese. It emphasizes the development of communicative language proficiency through oral practice, aural comprehension, reading, writing, and the…
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82-172 Elementary Japanese II

This course is a sequel to Elementary Japanese I (82-171) and continues to further the development of communicative language proficiency through oral practice, aural comprehension, reading, writing, and the study of cultural aspects of Japanese society. Regular homework,…
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82-173 Introduction to Japanese I

This course is the first part of a two-semester sequence (82-173, 82-174) for students with no background in Japanese. Since it covers the first half of 82-171 in one semester, it is suitable for those students who need sufficient practice time both in and outside of class…
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82-174 Introduction to Japanese II

This course is a sequel to Introduction to Japanese I (82-173) for students with no background in Japanese. Since the course covers the second half of the 82-171 in one semester, it is suitable for those students who need lots of practice time both in and outside class. It…
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82-271 Intermediate Japanese I

This course is the first part of a two-semester course sequence (82-271, 82-272). At the intermediate level, students will continue to improve the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with the goal of becoming more proficient in daily…
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82-272 Intermediate Japanese II

This course is a sequel to Intermediate Japanese I (82-171). At the intermediate level, students will continue to improve the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with the goal of becoming more proficient in daily communication needs, and takes…
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82-273 Introduction to Japanese Language & Culture

This course offers an overview of modern Japanese society, its socialization processes, and the role of language in expressing, transmitting and maintaining social structure and cultural values. It focuses on multiple perspectives or contexts within which to discuss…
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82-278 Japanese Film and Literature: The Art of Storytelling

This course explores how the art of storytelling is in tandem with the vicissitudes of the human condition as illustrated in Japans variety of fictions, non-fictions, and films in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Analyses of each storytelling not only reveal the…
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82-279 Anime - Visual Interplay between Japan and the World

In contemporary Japanese culture, anime plays a vital role, unfolding a wide range of stories with its distinct modes of visual representation and complementing to other forms of culture (e.g., literature, film, and art). This course explores Japanese animes appeal to the…
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82-372 Advanced Japanese II

This course continues to further improve the acquisition of advanced level communicative language proficiency by immersing students in authentic cultural explorations. The curriculum includes authentic reading texts, multimedia, interviews with native speakers, and viewing…
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82-374 Issues in Japanese Technology & Society

This course seeks to (1) introduce students to technical Japanese or Japanese language used in the field of science and technology, (2) acquaint them with current issues in Japan involving science and technology, and (3) deepen their understanding of the science and…
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82-474 Topics in Japanese Studies: The Evolution of Japan’s Urban Culture

Spring 2023: The Evolution of Japan’s Urban Culture This course analyzes various aspects of Japan’s urban culture, the evolution of which has centered around Tokyo, focusing on a main question: how Japanese culture has reinvented itself,…
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82-572 Special Topics in Japanese Studies

Restricted to language majors who wish to go beyond the regular course offerings in Japanese Studies involving group or individual study in a subject area approved by the instructor. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and a 400-level course. View the Schedule of…
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