Description: Fundamentals of the language. Emphasis on speaking and listening. Japanese phonetic symbols (Hiragana and Katakana).
This course is a prerequisite for: JAPN 102
Prerequisites: JAPN 202 or equivalent.
Intended for students with an intermediate level of Japanese language who are planning to equip themselves with language skills appropriate for the Japanese business world.
Description: Spoken language skills appropriate for Japanese office and business contexts including usage of various speech levels and styles.
This course is a prerequisite for: JAPN 308
Description: Survey of Japanese film and its history through appreciation of representative filmmakers' works. Emphasis is given to analysis of visual, narrative, sound, and socio-cultural issues embedded in each film. Language of instruction is English.
Description: Examination of various forms and styles of popular cultural productions from the post-World War II period to the present.
Description: Survey of modern Japanese literature through reading of representative works by writers of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries in translation. Lecture includes culture and socio-historical issues of the periods. Language of instruction is English.