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Japanese Studies Courses

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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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82-273 Introduction to Japanese Language & Culture

Fulfills the "Contextual Thinking" Gen Ed requirement. 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…
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82-278 Japanese Film and Literature: The Art of Storytelling

Fulfills "The Arts" Gen Ed requirement. 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…
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82-279 Anime - Visual Interplay between Japan and the World

Fulfills "The Arts" Gen Ed requirement. 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…
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82-371 Advanced Japanese I

This course emphasizes the acquisition of advanced level of communicative language proficiency by immersing students in authentic cultural explorations. The curriculum includes authentic reading texts, multimedia, interviews with native speakers, and viewing and…
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82-373 Structure of the Japanese Language

This course examines the basic Japanese grammar covered in elementary and intermediate Japanese courses by comparison with English and aids students in systematizing their knowledge of Japanese and in deepening their understanding of Japanese culture (i.e., cultural ways…
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82-473 Topics in Japanese Studies: Youth Culture

Fall 2022: Youth Culture Japanese society is currently confronted with a massive array of social and cultural anomalies among its youth. In the culture, which values and emphasizes conformity, the phenomenon is utterly unprecedented. Accordingly, in this course, we will…
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82-571 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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