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Fall 2014 Class Schedule - updated August 27, 2014 at 04:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
JAPA 101-01  First Year Japanese I
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am NEILL 110 Arthur Mitchell
 
JAPA 101-02  First Year Japanese I
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am NEILL 110 Arthur Mitchell
 
JAPA 101-L1  First Year Japanese I Lab
M 03:30 pm-04:30 pm NEILL 404 STAFF
 
JAPA 101-L2  First Year Japanese I Lab
M 07:00 pm-08:00 pm NEILL 110 STAFF
 
JAPA 101-L3  First Year Japanese I Lab
M 12:00 pm-01:00 pm NEILL 404 STAFF
 
JAPA 150-01  Language and Gender in Japanese Society
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 110 Satoko Suzuki
*First Year Course only; cross-listed with ASIA 150-01, LING 150-01 and WGSS 150-01*

Japanese is considered to be a gendered language in the sense that certain linguistic forms are associated with gender. Male characters in Japanese animation often use boku or ore to refer to themselves, while female characters often use watashi or atashi. When translated into Japanese, Hermione Granger (a female character in Harry Potter series) ends sentences with soft-sounding forms, while Harry Potter and his best friend Ron use more assertive forms. Do these fictional representations reflect reality? How did gendered language come about? Are Japanese women and men always expected to sound feminine/masculine? How do people who do not align their identity with femininity or masculinity deal with gendered forms? These are some of the questions discussed in this course. Students will have opportunities to learn about historical background of gendered language and find out about current discourse on language and gender. No Japanese language ability is required.

JAPA 203-01  Second Year Japanese I
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm NEILL 110 Ritsuko Narita
 
JAPA 203-02  Second Year Japanese I
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm NEILL 110 Ritsuko Narita
 
JAPA 203-L1  Second Year Japanese I Lab
R 08:30 am-09:30 am NEILL 110 STAFF
 
JAPA 203-L2  Second Year Japanese I Lab
F 12:00 pm-01:00 pm NEILL 404 STAFF
 
JAPA 203-L3  Second Year Japanese I Lab
R 03:30 pm-04:30 pm NEILL 112 STAFF
 
JAPA 254-01  Japanese Film and Animation: From the Salaryman to the Shojo
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm THEATR 204 Arthur Mitchell
 
JAPA 294-01  Dialects, Multilingualism and the Politics of Speaking Japanese
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm NEILL 110 Satoko Suzuki
*Cross-listed with ASIA 294-02 and LING 294-01* This course will examine linguistic diversity in Japan as well as issues of identity and politics involved in the act of speaking Japanese in Japan and other parts of the world. Students will be engaged with questions such as the following: How do dialects become revitalized? How does the media portray dialect speakers? Does the Japanese government promote multilingualism? How do multilingual/multicultural individuals deal with their identities? How is Japanese taught to heritage learners in Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Peru, and the United States? What does it mean to speak Japanese as a non-native speaker? The course will fulfill the Internationalism General Education Requirement as well as requirements for Asian Studies, Japanese, and Linguistics majors. No Japanese language ability is required.

JAPA 305-01  Third Year Japanese I
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm NEILL 110 Ritsuko Narita
 
JAPA 305-L1  Third Year Japanese I Lab
T 03:30 pm-04:30 pm NEILL 112 STAFF
 
JAPA 305-L2  Third Year Japanese I Lab
M 08:00 pm-09:00 pm NEILL 110 STAFF
 
JAPA 407-01  Fourth Year Japanese I
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am NEILL 113 Miaki Habuka
 

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Spring 2015 Class Schedule - updated August 27, 2014 at 04:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
JAPA 102-01  First Year Japanese II
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am NEILL 110 Satoko Suzuki
 
JAPA 102-02  First Year Japanese II
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm NEILL 102 Satoko Suzuki
 
JAPA 102-L1  First Year Japanese II Lab
M 03:30 pm-04:30 pm STAFF
 
JAPA 102-L2  First Year Japanese II Lab
T 09:00 am-10:00 am STAFF
 
JAPA 102-L3  First Year Japanese II Lab
T 10:10 am-11:10 am STAFF
 
JAPA 204-01  Second Year Japanese II
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm NEILL 110 Ritsuko Narita
 
JAPA 204-02  Second Year Japanese II
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm NEILL 110 Ritsuko Narita
 
JAPA 204-L1  Second Year Japanese II Lab
R 10:10 am-11:10 am STAFF
 
JAPA 204-L2  Second Year Japanese II Lab
R 01:20 pm-02:20 pm STAFF
 
JAPA 204-L3  Second Year Japanese II Lab
R 03:30 pm-04:30 pm STAFF
 
JAPA 260-01  Narratives of Alienation: 20th Century Japanese Fiction and Film
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm NEILL 110 Arthur Mitchell
*Cross-listed with ASIA 260-01*

JAPA 306-01  Third Year Japanese II
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am NEILL 228 Sachiko Dorsey
 
JAPA 306-L1  Third Year Japanese II Lab
T 03:30 pm-04:30 pm STAFF
 
JAPA 306-L2  Third Year Japanese II Lab
W 09:40 am-10:40 am STAFF
 
JAPA 488-01  Translating Japanese: Theory and Practice
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 110 Arthur Mitchell
 

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