18179

JAPN 102

Introductory Japanese II

Nathan Shockey

M T W Th 11:50 am-12:50 pm

OLIN 306

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Asian Studies The second part of a two-semester sequence introducing the fundamentals of the Japanese language. Students will systematically develop their abilities in the four primary skills: listening, speaking, writing and reading.Course work will consist of extensive study of basic grammar, language lab work, conversation practice, and simple composition exercises.Class size: 18

 

18180

JAPN 202

Intermediate Japanese II

Nathan Shockey

T W Th†† 10:10 am-11:10 am

OLINLC 115

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Asian StudiesThis course accelerates the acquisition of Chinese characters and introduces more complex grammatical patterns and expressions with the goal of refining studentsí mastery of modern Japanese. Prerequisite: Japanese 102 or equivalent. Class size: 22

 

18181

JAPN 302

Advanced Japanese II

Mika Endo

MW 8:30 am-9:50 am

OLINLC 118

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Asian StudiesThis course is a continuation of Japanese 301. Students will concentrate on the four skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with a heavier emphasis on oral ability. The course continues the introduction of complex grammatical patterns while further accelerating the acquisition of Chinese characters and advanced vocabulary. Students will build oratory skills through debate on relevant social topics and through individual research presentations. Composition of advanced written material will also be emphasized. The course will be conducted in Japanese. Prerequisite: Japanese 301 or equivalent.Class size: 15

 

18182

JAPN 315

Reading and Translating Japanese

Mika Endo

MW 1:30 pm-2:50 pm

OLINLC 210

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Asian StudiesThis class is intended for students who can read Japanese at the advanced level. Students will be introduced to a variety of readings from Japan, including fiction, journalism, and essays. The course will involve reading and discussing both the form and content of these texts, and working to produce translations.Students are also introduced to translation theory, both Western and Japanese, and will examine well-known translations by comparing source and target texts. Students are further encouraged to think about the nature and limits of translation theories and practices in the context of the Japanese language. The class will culminate with individual student-chosen translation projects. Prerequisite: JAPN 301 or instructor's permission. This course may be taken simultaneously with JAPN 302.Class size: 15