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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Japanese (JAPNS)

JAPNS 001 Level One Japanese A (4) Introduction to modern Japanese; development of audio-lingual facility and ability to read and write Japanese without aid of romanization.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

JAPNS 002 Level One Japanese B (4) Continuation of elementary Japanese, with emphasis on improving audio-lingual facility and strengthening reading and writing skills in modern Japanese.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: JAPNS 001  

JAPNS 003 Level Two Japanese A (4) Continued study of modern Japanese at elementary level; extensive audio- lingual practice for conversational fluency; reading/writing original scripts.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: JAPNS 002  

JAPNS 051 Elementary Intensive Japanese for Graduate Students I (3) Intensive introduction to Japanese: first half of graduate intensive sequence in elementary reading, writing, speaking, listening, cultural contexts.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: graduate standing  

JAPNS 052 Elementary Intensive Japanese for Graduate Students II (3) Continued intensive study of Japanese at the intermediate level: reading, writing, speaking, listening, cultural contexts.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: JAPNS 051 or equivalent and graduate standing  

JAPNS 053 Intermediate Intensive Japanese for Graduate Students (3) Continued intensive study of Japanese at the intermediate level: reading, writing, speaking, listening, cultural contexts.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: JAPNS 052 or equivalent and graduate standing  

JAPNS 097 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

JAPNS 099 (IL) Foreign Study (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

JAPNS 110 (IL) Level Two Japanese B (4) Intermediate Japanese - Continued study of modern Japanese at intermediate level; extensive audio-lingual practice for conversational fluency; reading/writing original scripts.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: JAPNS 003  

JAPNS 120 (GH;IL) Japanese Literature in Its Cultural Context (3) Japanese literature and film from classical through contemporary times, with attention to changing cultural settings. Taught in English.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

JAPNS 120W (GH;IL) Japanese Literature in its Cultural Context (3) Japanese Literature in its Cultural Context: Japanese literature and Culture from Classical through contemporary times; writing intensive.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

JAPNS 121 (GH;IL) Japanese Film and New Media (3) Survey of Japanese film and new media in the twentieth century and beyond, with attention to changing cultural settings. Taught in English.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

JAPNS 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

JAPNS 199 (IL) Foreign Study--Basic Japanese (1-8) Small group instruction in spoken and written modern Japanese at the introductory level.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

JAPNS 294 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

JAPNS 295 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

JAPNS 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

JAPNS 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

JAPNS 299 (IL) Foreign Study--Intermediate Japanese (1-12) Small group instruction in spoken and written modern Japanese at the intermediate level.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: JAPNS 002  

JAPNS 395 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

JAPNS 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

JAPNS 399 (IL) Foreign Study (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

JAPNS 401 (IL) Level Three Japanese A (4) Further acquisition of the four language skills in Japanese--reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: JAPNS 110  

JAPNS 402 (IL) Level Three Japanese B (4) Exclusively for study abroad returnees. To further develop Japanese proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: JAPNS 401  

JAPNS 403Y (IL) Level Four Japanese A (4) Continuation of JAPNS 402. Aims to improve students' proficiency in all four language skills, with a special emphasis on writing.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: JAPNS 402  

JAPNS 404 (IL) Level Four Japanese B (4) Continuation of JAPNS 403Y. Aims to improve students' proficiency in all four language skills through content-based language learning.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: JAPNS 403Y  

JAPNS 410 (IL) Japanese Through Manga (3) The course aims to expand students' knowledge and application of Japanese language beyond elementary and intermediate textbooks through the use of manga (graphic novels).
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: JAPNS 110 or equivalent  

JAPNS 421 (IL) Courtly Japan (3) Focused study of aristocratic society and culture of Heian period Japan.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: JAPNS 120, JAPNS 121 orHIST 172  

JAPNS 422 (IL) War and the Warrior in Japan (3) Survey of the role of warfare and the warrior in Japan, with attention to changing cultural settngs. Taught in English.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: JAPNS 120 orJAPNS 121 orHIST 172  

JAPNS 423 (IL) Men, Women, and Animals (3) Japanese history and culture through the lens of relations between men and women and between humans and animals.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: HIST 172, JAPNS 120 orJAPNS 121  

JAPNS 424 (IL) Traveling Voices (3) Transnational Writings of Japan: from Modern to Contemporary Eras .
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: JAPNS 120, JAPNS 121 orHIST 172  

JAPNS 425 Beyond Anime (3) Selected works from the history of illustrated narrative from scrolls to chapbook, through film and anime; topics may vary. This seminar-style study of Japanese visual culture will help students see Japanese visual arts in terms that are local to Japanese aesthetics and through those that transcend local cultures.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: HIST 172, JAPNS 120 orJAPNS 121  

JAPNS 426 (HIST 474) Early Modern Japan (3) Japanese history from 1580 to 1880.
Effective: Spring 2013 Ending: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: HIST 172, HIST 174, JAPNS 120, JAPNS 121, JAPNS 421, JAPNS 422 orJAPNS 423  

JAPNS 426 (HIST 474, ASIA 474) Early Modern Japan (3) Japanese history from 1580 to 1880.
Effective: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: HIST 172, HIST 174, JAPNS 120, JAPNS 121, JAPNS 421, JAPNS 422 orJAPNS 423  

JAPNS 427 (IL) (HIST 493) Japan in the World (3) Study of Japan's foreign relations and position in the international community from the early 19th century to the present.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: ASIA 100, HIST 172, HIST 175 orHIST 481  

JAPNS 450 (IL) Introduction to Classical Japanese (3) Basic patterns and structures of Classical Japanese from its development in the 6th century through usage in the 20th century.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: JAPNS 402 or equivalent  

JAPNS 452 (IL) Contemporary Japan: Cultures, Lifestyles, Trends (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Survey of aspects of modern Japanese society; includes readings from Japanese newspapers, magazines, and fiction; topics may vary each semester.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: JAPNS 401  

JAPNS 453 (IL) Japanese Film (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Selected films and directors representing various aspects of Japanese culture and cinema; topics may vary each semester.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: JAPNS 401  

JAPNS 454 (IL) Japanese Literature (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Selected works from important Japanese texts representing genres such as autobiography, poetry, fiction, and drama; topics may vary each semester.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: JAPNS 401  

JAPNS 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

JAPNS 494H Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

JAPNS 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

JAPNS 496A Education and Preparation for Ibaraki Japan Trip (1) This course will consist of meetings and other educational and inforamtion preparation for the embedded trip to Ibaraki Japan.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

JAPNS 496B Global Experiences in Japan (0.5) This embedded course is a two-week education abroad program in which a group of PSU students visit Ibaraki University, Mito, Japan and communicated with Japanese students at Ibaraki.
Effective: Summer 2014 Ending: Summer 2014 Future: Summer 2014
 

JAPNS 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

JAPNS 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

JAPNS 499 (IL) Foreign Study--Advanced Japanese (1-15) Small group instruction in spoken and written modern Japanese at the advanced level.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: JAPNS 110 orJAPNS 299  

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