An introductory language course for those beginning the study of Japanese language and culture. Classroom activities will provide practice in pronunciation and the use of basic patterns of speech. Written Japanese will be introduced and studied.
Students survey aspects of Japanese culture in their historical and social contexts. Topics will be selected by the instructor and may include folklore, literature, language, and material culture. No previous study of Japan or the Japanese language is required.
A continuation of introductory Japanese, intended to develop proficiency in oral, aural and written Japanese within the context of Japanese culture.
This course offers an opportunity to build and refine students’ ability to comprehend and to communicate effectively in Japanese.
This course is a continuation of JPNS 3300.
This course is intended to offer students an opportunity to refine their ability to comprehend and communicate in the target language within the cultural context of Japan.
Students focus on traditional and modern Japanese aesthetics and ways it is integrated with daily life in Japan. Students are will be introduced to fundamental aesthetic concepts, which permeate Japanese literature, art, architecture, cuisine, contemplative forms, and performing arts. Students examine seasonal aesthetic representations of Summer and Autumn.
Students focus on traditional and modern Japanese aesthetics and ways it is integrated with daily life in Japan. Students are introduced to fundamental aesthetic concepts, which permeate Japanese literature, art, architecture, cuisine, contemplative forms, and live arts. Students examine seasonal aesthetic representations of Winter and Spring.
JPNS 3826-3848 Special Topics in Japanese Language and Culture
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: permission of the instructor, which may vary depending on course content
Students will focus on the further development of advanced Japanese language skills such as translation, interpretation, and writing. The important aspects of Japanese literature, arts and culture will be highlighted.
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