Japanese Courses

JAPANSE 1101.01 - Level One Japanese I: Classroom Track

4 credit hours

Standard Japanese at the elementary level, with emphasis on building & applying basic language knowledge in doing things in Japanese; exercises in oral interactions & interactions involving text; introduction to the Japanese writing system. Not open to native speakers of this language through regular course enrollment or EM credits, or to students with 3 or more years of study in this language.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 1101.02  (101.01) or 4 credits of 1101.51 (101.51). This course is available for EM credit. GE for lang course. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 1101.02 - Level One Japanese I: Summer Intensive Track

4 credit hours

Standard Japanese at the elementary level, with emphasis on knowledge in doing things in Japanese; intro to the writing system. Sum Intensive. Admission to SPEAC program is required, 4 cr hrs during the first 3.5 weeks of the Summer Session.

Prereq: Application and admission to SPEAC program. Not open to students with credit for 1101.01 (101.01), 1101.51, or 102; or to native speakers of this language through regular course enrollment or EM credit. This course is available for EM credit. GE for lang.

JAPANSE 1101.51 - Level One Japanese I: Individualized Track

1-4 credit hours

Japanese at elem level, emphasis on building & applying basic lang knowledge in doing things in Japanese; exercises in oral interactions, involving text; intro to writing system. Progress is seq from 1 cr hr to next with prof at 80% req'd for advance.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 1101.01 (101), 1101.02 (102), or 4 credits of 1101.51; or to native speakers of this language through regular course enrollment or EM credit, or to students with 3 or more years of study of this language in high school, except by permission of dept. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 cr hrs or 4 completions. This course is available for EM credit. GE for lang course. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 1102.01 - Level One Japanese II: Classroom Track

4 credit hours

Continuation of Japanese 1101.

Sp Sem. Prereq: 1101.01 or 1101.02 or 4 credits of 1101.51. Not open to students with credit for 1102.02 (102.02) or with 4 credits of 1102.51 (103.51); or to native speakers of this language through regular course enrollment or EM unit. This course is available for EM credit. GE for lang course. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 1102.02 - Level One Japanese II: Summer Intensive Track

4 credit hours

Continuation of 1101.01, 1101.02, or 4 credits of 1101.51. Summer Intensive. Admission to SPEAC program is required for registration and complete 4 credits during the second 3.5 weeks of the Summer Session.

Prereq: 1101.01 or 1101.02 or 4 cr hrs of 1101.51; application and admission to SPEAC program. Not open to students with credit for 1102.01 or 4 credits of 1102.51, 102.02, or 103.02; or to native speakers of this language through regular course enrollment or EM credit. GE for lang course. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 1102.51 - Level One Japanese II: Individualized Track

1-4 credit hours

Continuation of 1101.01, 1101.02, or 4 credits of 1101.51. Individualized. Students complete from 1 to 4 units during the semester. Progress is sequential from one unit to the next with proficiency at the level of 80% required for advancement.

Prereq: 1101.01 or 1101.02 or 4 units of 1101.51. Advancement to the first credit in this course in the same semester as the completion of the 4th credit for 1101.51 requires registration for both courses, with permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 1101.01, 1101.02, or 4 credits of 1101.51, or 102.51, or 103.51; or to native speakers of this language through regular course enrollment or EM credits. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 cr hrs or 4 completions. This course is available for EM credit. GE for lang course. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 1103.01 - Level Two Japanese I: Classroom Track

4 credit hours

Continuation of 1102.01, 1102.02, or 4 credits of 1101.51; expanding oral and written communicative strategy building. Students must complete 4 units during the semester. Not open to native speakers of this language through regular course enrollment or EM credit.

Au Sem. Prereq: 1102.01, 1102.02, or 4 units of 1102.51. Not open to students with credit for 1103, 4 credit of 1103.51, or 104. This course is available for EM credit. GE for lang course. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 1103.02 - Level Two Japanese I: Summer Intensive Track

4 credit hours

Continuation of 1102.01, 1102.02, or 4 credits of 1102.51, and expanding oral and written communication. Intensive. Students must complete 4 cr hrs during the first 3.5 weeks of the Summer Session. Not open to native speakers of this language through regular course enrollment or EM credit.

Su Sem. Prereq: 1102.01 or 1102.02, or 4 sem cr hrs of 1102.51; and application and admission to SPEAC program. Not open to students with credit for 1103, 4 sem cr hrs of 1103.51, or 104. GE for lang course. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 1103.51 - Level Two Japanese I: Individualized Track

1-4 credit hours

Continuation of 1102.01, 1102.02, or 4 credits of 1102.51. Individualized. Students complete from 1 to 4 units during the semester. Progress is sequential from one cr hr to the next with proficiency at the level of 80% required for advancement. Not open to native speakers of this language through regular course enrollment or EM credit.

Prereq: 1102.01 or 1102.02, or 4 units of 1102.51. Advancement to the first credit in this course in the same semester as the completion of the 4th credit for 1102.51 requires registration for both courses, with permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 1103, 4 sem cr hrs of 1103.51, or 104. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 cr hrs or 4 completions. This course is available for EM credit. GE for lang course. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 2102.01 - Level Two Japanese II: Classroom Track

5 credit hours

Continuation of 1103.01, 1103.02, or 4 credits of 1103.51. Expanding oral and written communication strategies. Students must complete 5 units during the semester.

Sp Sem. Prereq: 1103.01 or 1103.02, or 4 units of 1103.51. Not open to students with credit for 2102.02, 205, or 206; or to native speakers of this language through regular course enrollment or EM credit. This course is available for EM credit. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 2102.02 - Level Two Japanese II: Summer Intensive Track

5 credit hours

Continuation of 1103.01, 1103.02, or 4 credits of 1103.51, expanding oral and written communication. Intensive. Students must register for the course at the beginning of the term and complete 5 cr hrs during the second 3.5 weeks of the term

Su Sem. Prereq: Japanse 1103.01, 1103.02, or 4 cr hrs of 1103.51, or equiv, and application and admission to SPEAC program; or permission of instructor. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 2141 - Intensive Level Two Japanese-Oral

4 credit hours

First course in the sequence of academic-year intensive Japanese courses; organized around a set of videotaped core conversations.

Au Sem. Prereq: 1102.01 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. Concur: 2151. Not open to students with credit for 1103, 2102, or 210. This course is available for EM credit. GE for lang course. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 2151 - Intensive Level Two Japanese-Written

5 credit hours

Second course in the sequence of academic year intensive Japanese courses; organized around reading Japanese and a series of genre-specific samples of Japanese as it is written today.

Au Sem. Prereq: 1102.01 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. Concur: 2141. Not open to students with credit for 1103, 2102, or 211. This course is available for EM credit. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 2231 - Elements of Japanese Culture

3 credit hours

A survey of literature, art, religion, philosophy, film, and social institutions of the Japanese people from the earliest to the most recent times. Taught in English.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 231. GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.

JAPANSE 2255 - Postwar Culture in Germany and Japan

3 credit hours

This course will examine postwar culture in Germany and Japan, looking at films, theoretical texts, memoirs, manifestos, and literary works, subjecting our material to cross-cultural analysis that should deepen as our basis for comparison expands.Team-taught with faculty in German.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for German 2255. Cross-listed in German. GE cultures and ideas course.

JAPANSE 2451 - Japanese Literature in Translation

3 credit hours

Representative masterpieces from Japan's literary tradition: fiction, poetry, drama, prose. Taught in English.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 251. GE lit and diversity global studies course.

JAPANSE 2452 - Modern Japanese Literature in Translation

3 credit hours

Modern Japanese literature and media from late 19th century Western influences to contemporary writers; selected readings in English translation.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 252. GE lit and diversity global studies course.

JAPANSE 4101 - Level Three Japanese I

5 credit hours

Expansion of strategies for communication through oral and textual media.

Au Sem. Prereq: 2102.01 or 2102.02, or equivalent with permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 507 or 508. This course is available for EM credit. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 4102 - Level Three Japanese II

5 credit hours

Continuation of 4101; supplementary readings in short stories and standard reference works.

Sp Sem. Prereq: 4101, or equivalent with permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 508 or 509. This course is available for EM credit. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 4142 - Intensive Level Three Japanese-Oral

5 credit hours

Third course in the sequence of academic-year intermediate intensive Japanese courses; organized around a set of videotaped core conversations.

Sp Sem. Prereq: 1102.01, and permission of instructor; or 2141 with 2151 and permission of instructor. Concur: 4152. Not open to students with credit for 2102.01, 310, or 510. This course is available for EM credit. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 4152 - Intensive Level Three Japanese-Written

5 credit hours

Fourth course in the sequence of academic-year intensive Japanese courses; organized around reading a set of genre-specific samples of Japanese as it is written today; integrated with 4142 in structure and vocabulary.

Au Sem. Prereq: 2101, and permission of instructor; or 2141 with 2151 and permission of instructor. Concur: 4142. Not open to students with credit for 4102, 311, or 511. This course is available for EM credit. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 4193 - Individual Studies

1-3 credit hours

Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Japanese studies. Not a substitute for regular language courses.

Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs or 2 completions.

JAPANSE 4194 - Group Studies

1-3 credit hours

Group investigation of issues in Japanese studies. Varying topics.

Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs or 2 completions.

JAPANSE 4400 - Japanese Film and Visual Media

3 credit hours

An overview of Japanese cinema and visual media, with a focus on genre: canonical and popular works of anime, yakuza film, historical/samurai film, comedies, and documentaries. Taught in English, no Japanese required.

JAPANSE 4401 - Japanese Literature and Film in Critical Perspective

3 credit hours

Survey in translation of canonical works of Japanese literature and film and introduction to methods for the critical evaluation of the Japanese literary tradition.

Prereq: 2451 or 2452, or equivalent; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 501.

JAPANSE 5101.01 - Level Four Japanese I: Classroom Track

3 credit hours

Continuation of 4102.01 or 4142/4152 with an increasing emphasis on presentation mode of communication. Students must complete 3 units during the semester.

Au Sem. Prereq: 4102 or 4142/4152. Not open to students with credit for 5101.02, or 611.01 and 610. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 5101.02 - Level Four Japanese I: Summer Intensive Track

3 credit hours

Continuation 4102.01 or 4142/4152; expansion of communicative strategies with increased emphasis on presentational mode of communication. Readings in various genres. Sum. Intensive. Must complete 3 credits during the first 3.5 weeks of the term.

Prereq: 4102, or 4142 and 4152; or permission of instructor, and application and admission to SPEAC program. Not open to students with credit for 5101.01, 610.02, or 611.02. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 5102.01 - Level Four Japanese II: Classroom Track

3 credit hours

Continuation of 5101.01 or 5101.02. Students must complete 3 units during the semester.

Sp Sem. Prereq: 5101.01 or 5101.02. Not open to students with credit for 5102.02, 611.01, or 612.01. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 5102.02 - Level Four Japanese II: Summer Intensive Track

3 credit hours

Continuation of 5101.01 or 5101.02. Sum. Intensive. Students must register for the course at the beginning of the term and complete 3 credits during the second 3.5 weeks of the term.

Prereq: 5101.01, 5101.02, or permission of instructor; application and admission to SPEAC program. Not open to students with credit for 5102.01, 611.02, or 612.02. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 5103.51 - Level Five Japanese I: Individualized Track

1-3 credit hours

Continuation of 5102.01 or 5102.02, with an increasing emphasis on presentation mode of communication. Individualized Track. Students complete from 1 to 3 units during the semester.

Au Sem. Prereq: 5102.01 or 5101.02. Not open to students with 9 cr hrs of 5103.51, or 710.51 and 711.51. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 4 completions. This course is available for EM credit.

JAPANSE 5104.51 - Level Five Japanese II: Individualized Track

1-3 credit hours

Continuation of 5103.51. Individualized. Students must complete from 1 to 3 units during the semester.

Sp Sem. Prereq: 5102.01 or 5102.02. Not open to students with 9 cr hrs of 5104.51, or 711.51 and 712.51. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 4 completions. This course is available for EM credit. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 5111 - Classical Japanese I

3 credit hours

Develops familiarity with traditional Japanese and Western grammatical concepts, categories, functions, and reference tools for reading early Japanese, in close reading of selected primary texts and linguistic analysis.

Prereq: 4102, 4152 or equivalent; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 601. FL Admis Cond course.

JAPANSE 5112 - Classical Japanese II

3 credit hours

Advanced readings of premodern Japanese texts with attention to various problems of language history and literary genres.

Prereq: 5111, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

JAPANSE 5121 - Kanbun

3 credit hours

Introduces the basics of grammar of classical Japanese kanbun texts.

Prereq: 5111 and 5112.

JAPANSE 5271 - The Japanese Religious Tradition

3 credit hours

A survey of the Japanese religious tradition, including Shinto, Buddhism, Taoism, Neo-Confucianism, and folk religion from the 6th century B.C.E. to the present.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 641, CompStd 5871 (641) or RelStds 5871. Cross-listed in RelStds 5871.

JAPANSE 5311.51 - Self-Monitoring Skill Development in Performance-Oriented Language Learning: Individualized

3 credit hours

Develop self-monitoring skills as a way to enhance skill learning, especially in the context of intensive language study.

Concur: 1101.02 and 1102.02; 1103.02 and 2102.02; or 5101.02 and 5102.02. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 3 completions.

JAPANSE 5315 - Japanese Language: Structure, Culture, and Communication I

3 credit hours

Critical and comprehensive survey of structural, cultural, and communicative aspects of the Japanese language. Taught in English.

Prereq: 1101.01, 1101.02, or 4 units of 1101.51. Not open to students with credit for 515.

JAPANSE 5316 - Japanese Language: Structure, Culture, and Communication II

3 credit hours

Critical and comprehensive survey of structural, cultural, and communicative aspects of the Japanese language.

Prereq: 1103, 5315, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 516.

JAPANSE 5380 - Japanese Linguistics

3 credit hours

Examination of the phonology, syntax, and lexicon of the Japanese language.

Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 680.

JAPANSE 5381 - History of the Japanese Language

3 credit hours

A survey of the development of the Japanese language from earliest times to the present.

Prereq: Japanese Level III, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 681.

JAPANSE 5400 - Performance Traditions of Japan

3 credit hours

Introduction to performance traditions of Japan; explores selected performing arts in their cultural contexts and examines patterns of emergence in modern times.

Prereq: 2231, 2451, or 2452; or Chinese 2231 or 2451; or Korean 2231 or 2451; or EALL 1231; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 600.

JAPANSE 5454 - Japanese Literature: Classical Period

3 credit hours

Survey of Japanese literature from the eighth to the twelfth century: myths, court poetry, tales, fiction, diaries, and miscellanies.

Prereq: 2231, 2451, 2452, or another Japanese literature course at the 2000 level or above; or permission of the instructor. Not open to students with credit for 654.

JAPANSE 5455 - Japanese Literature:  Medieval and Edo Periods

3 credit hours

Survey of Japanese literature from the thirteenth to the early nineteenth century: popular tales, poetry, drama, and the fiction of the merchant class.

Prereq: 2231, 2451, 2452, or another Japanese literature course at the 2000 level or above, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 655.

JAPANSE 5456 - Japanese Literature: Modern Period

3 credit hours

Advanced survey of Japanese poetry, fiction, drama and film from the 19th century to the present.

Prereq: 2231, 2451,2452, 5401, or another Japanese literature or culture course 2000 or above; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 656.

JAPANSE 7386 - Japanese Pragmatics

3 credit hours

Discussion of pragmatic aspects of the Japanese language.

Prereq: 6380, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 786.

JAPANSE 7387 - Japanese Language Processing

3 credit hours

Discussion of various studies on and approaches to Japanese first and second language processing.

Prereq: 6380, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 787.

JAPANSE 7388 - Japanese Language Acquisition

3 credit hours

Discussion of Japanese language acquisition studies.

Prereq: 6380, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 788.

JAPANSE 7451 - Studies in Japanese Poetry

3 credit hours

Critical studies in Japanese poetry; survey of poetic forms, techniques, and aesthetics; concentration on a specific collection, poet, or coterie; topic varies.

Prereq: 5111 and 5454; or 5455 or 5456; or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.

JAPANSE 7452 - Studies in Japanese Prose Literature

3 credit hours

History and critical study of Japanese narrative, including myths and monogatari from the 8th century to the present; topic varies.

Prereq: 5102.01 or 5111, or equivalent; or 5454, 5455, or 5456 or equivalent; or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.

JAPANSE 7453 - Studies in Japanese Drama

3 credit hours

History and texts of Japan's dramatic literature; noh, kyogen, bunraku, kabuki, shingeki; topic varies.

Prereq: 5111 or 5112; 5454, 5455, or 5456; or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

JAPANSE 7454 - War Tales in the Japanese Tradition

1-3 credit hours

Introduction to texts and narrative traditions of selected war tales from medieval Japan. Intertextual relations with later genres of performance also explored. Content variable.

Prereq: 5111, 5112, 5400, 5454, 5455, or 5456; or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs or 2 completions.

JAPANSE 7455 - Tale of Genji

3 credit hours

Analysis of the 11th-century Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari), focusing on various aspects of its interpretation and its reception.

Prereq: 5111 and 5454; or 5455, 5456, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

JAPANSE 8387 - Topics and Problems in Japanese Linguistics

3 credit hours

A detailed investigation of specific problems in the phonological, syntactical, and/or lexical analysis of the Japanese language.

Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.

JAPANSE 8477 - Topics and Problems in Japanese Literature

3 credit hours

Readings in the major genres of Japanese literature with emphasis on analysis and critical evaluation. Varying topics.

Prereq: 5111 and 5454; or 5455, 5456, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.

JAPANSE 8500 - Japanese Bibliography and Research Methods

3 credit hours

Problems and procedures in the use of Japanese bibliographies and other reference materials, including electronic sources.

Prereq: 5102.1 or equivalent; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 800.

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