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SPRING 2021 Courses

JPNS 101 Japanese Level I
M-F        TBA
A basic study of standard Japanese. Students will be introduced to spoken and written forms of the language from the beginning. Language form and use are equally emphasized. Relevant cultural aspects. Hiragana, Katakana, and 85 Kanji. 
Only distance learning.

JPNS 102  Japanese Level II
M-F       Ogiuchi, Sayuri
A continuation of the study of elementary Japanese. Task-oriented activities will be incorporated to encourage language use as well as pattern practice for linguistic accuracy. Relevant cultural aspects will be introduced. 120 Kanji.
Olso offered distance learning.

JPNS 201 Japanese Level III
M-F        TBA
A study of intermediate Japanese. Occasional use of authentic materials for listening and reading practice. Task-oriented exercises, communicative activities, and pattern practice are used to facilitate learning of the spoken and written language. 110 Kanji.
Also offered distance learning.

JPNS 202 Japanese Level IV
M-F         Ishii, Marina
A continuation of intermediate Japanese. Active use of authentic materials for listening and reading practice. Task-oriented exercises, communicative activities, and pattern practice for learning of the spoken and written language. 150 Kanji
Only distance learning

JPNS 241 Introduction to the Study of Japanese Literature
MWF       Bassoe, Pedro
Reading and discussion of selected Japanese poetry, prose, and drama; introduction to methods of literary criticism, applied to the reading of Japanese literary discourse. Texts, discussion, and written assignments largely in Japanese.

JPNS 280 Introduction to Modern Japanese Civilization
MWF      TBD
A survey of modern Japanese culture. Various aspects are covered, such as geography, economy, society, the political system, family, education, traditional arts, business, and language. Current issues will be discussed in a timely manner. Lectures in English.

JPNS 302 Japanese Level VI
Further work to develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities in Japanese, on the basis of materials dealing with the ideas and events that have shaped present-day Japan. Conducted primarily in Japanese.

JPNS 363  Relations of Japanese Language and Society
This course examines the Japanese language with reference to the way the language is being used in the Japanese society. Particular areas include keigo (honorific language), aizuchi (backchannel), silence, gender issues, in-group vs. out-group.
TR      Wei, Mariko

JPNS 402 Japanese Level VIII
 MWF     TBA
This course is a continuation of Fourth Year Japanese I. It continues work on the acquisition of advanced level proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students are given opportunities to understand the main ideas of extended discourse, to read texts which are linguistically complex, and to write about a variety of topics.
JPNS 485  Culinary Culture of Japan 
TR        Hatasa, Kasumi
Advanced-level language and culture course about the food of Japan. It covers gastronomy, celebrations, history, art, mythology, and other aspects of daily life related to the culinary traditions of Japan. Students will further develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing abilities in Japanese. They will have the opportunity to apply their skills in practical contexts and discuss cultural considerations, as well as participate in some hands-on cooking experience. Conducted entirely in Japanese. Permission of department required.

JPNS 490G Special Topic: Japanese Visual Culture
MWF      Bassoe, Pedro

JPNS 490H Special Topic: Japanese Translation
TR        Fukada, Atsishi

JPNS 521 Teaching Japanese 
TR         Neary-Sundquist, Colleen

JPNS 596C  IT Applications in Jpanese Teaching
TR      Hatasa, Kasumi

JPNS 596H  Pedagogy of Int-Adv Japanese
 TR     Wei, Mariko

JPNS 596N  Heritage Language Acquisition & TEaching 
TR         Cuza-Blanco, Alejandro

JPNS 698   Research MA Thesis

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