91262

JAPN 101   Introductory Japanese I

Kendall Heitzman

M T W Th .

8:50 -9:50 am

Olin 309

FLLC

The first 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. Contact the professor regarding enrollment (kheitzma@bard.edu).   

 

91263

JAPN 201   Intermediate Japanese

Michiko Baribeau

. T W Th .

8:50 -9:50 am

Olin 310

FLLC

The first 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.   

 

91266

JAPN 226   Japanese Literature of the

Long Postwar

Kendall Heitzman

M . W . .

10:10 - 11:30 am

Olin 107

FLLC

This class centers on literature reflecting the Japanese experience of  “the long postwar,” including works that could be considered tragedies, comedies, melodramas, and propaganda.  We will begin with stories depicting various Japanese experiences of World War II, by those who went away to war and those who stayed behind.  We will then turn to works about life under the American Occupation, starring miserable English-speaking go-betweens, savvy entrepreneurs, and separated lovers.  We will go on to look at Japanese writers and filmmakers who continued to feel the presence of the war in their lives long after the Occupation (ostensibly) ended: in Hiroshima, at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, near American bases in Sasebo and Okinawa, and elsewhere.  Throughout, we will discuss the intersection of memory and history, as well as refusals of both: What if the war had gone differently?  What if it hadn’t happened at all?  This course includes screenings of Japanese films from the 1950s to the present that attempt to re-envision the war and postwar for both political and artistic purposes.

 

91264

JAPN 301   Advanced Japanese I

Michiko Baribeau

. T . Th .

11:50 -1:10 pm

Olin 304

FLLC

In this course, students develop further the four skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. 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 202 or equivalent.

 

91265

JAPN 340   Japanese Translation: Theory and Methodology

Kendall Heitzman

M . . . .

2:40 – 5:00 pm

Asp 302

FLLC

Cross-listing:  Asian Studies  This workshop is intended for students who have had at least three years of Japanese and who can read at the advanced level. Through practice, students are encouraged to think about the nature and limits of translation within the Japanese context. While focusing on the techniques and craft of translation, students are also introduced to translation theory, both Western and Japanese, and examine well-known translations by comparing source and target texts. Students will be introduced to various translation approaches, in different genres, and will have the opportunity to complete their own translation projects as part of the class. Prerequisite: JAPN 302 or equivalent