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Japanese (JAPNS)

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

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 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  

JAPNS 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, that are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1997
 

JAPNS 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or term.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

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