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Spring 2017

JAPA 102-01

First Year Japanese II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Satoko Suzuki

Notes: Continuation of Japanese 101. (4 credits)

JAPA 102-02

First Year Japanese II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Satoko Suzuki

Notes: Continuation of Japanese 101. (4 credits)

JAPA 102-L1

First Year Japanese II Lab

  • Days: M
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of Japanese 101. (4 credits)

JAPA 102-L2

First Year Japanese II Lab

  • Days: M
  • Meeting Time: 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of Japanese 101. (4 credits)

JAPA 102-L3

First Year Japanese II Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 10:10 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of Japanese 101. (4 credits)

JAPA 204-01

Second Year Japanese II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Sachiko Dorsey

Notes: Continuation of Japanese 203. (4 credits)


JAPA 204-02

Second Year Japanese II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Sachiko Dorsey

Notes: Continuation of Japanese 203. (4 credits)


JAPA 204-L1

Second Year Japanese II Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 10:10 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of Japanese 203. (4 credits)


JAPA 204-L2

Second Year Japanese II Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:20 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of Japanese 203. (4 credits)


JAPA 204-L3

Second Year Japanese II Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of Japanese 203. (4 credits)


JAPA 288-01

Identity, Race, and Ethnicity in Japan

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 03:00 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *Cross-listed with AMST 288-01 and INTL 288-01*

From notions of the "pure self" to teenage ganguro ("face-blackening"), Japanese culture is rife with instances of ideology and performance that reflect a deep complexity in its engagement with issues of identity and foreignness. This course traces the roots of this complexity back to Japan's beginnings as a modern nation and examines its cultural development into the present day. Works of fiction will be paired with readings in history and criticism to explore the meanings of identity, race, and ethnicity as they are expressed and contested in Japanese culture. The course will cover the literature of Korea and Taiwan, the experience of domestic minorities, and the contemporary cultures of cos-play ("costume-play") and hip-hop. No prior knowledge of Japanese required. (4 credits). Course is cross-listed with American Studies 288 and International Studies 288.

JAPA 306-01

Third Year Japanese II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Sachiko Dorsey

Notes: Continuation of Japanese 305. Emphasizes strong development of reading and writing skills. (4 credits)


JAPA 306-L1

Third Year Japanese II Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of Japanese 305. Emphasizes strong development of reading and writing skills. (4 credits)


JAPA 306-L2

Third Year Japanese II Lab

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of Japanese 305. Emphasizes strong development of reading and writing skills. (4 credits)


JAPA 408-01

Fourth Year Japanese II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Miaki Habuka

Notes: This course is a continuation of Fourth Year Japanese I. It continues work on the acquisition of advanced level proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students are given opportunities to understand the main ideas of extended discourse, to read texts which are linguistically complex, and to write about a variety of topics. May be repeated for credit. (4 credits)


JAPA 488-01

Translating Japanese: Theory and Practice

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: *Cross-listed with LING 488-01*

This workshop for advanced students of Japanese explores the craft and cultural implications of Japanese-to-English literary translation. It aims to give students not only a facility and sophistication in translating Japanese, but also a closer familiarity with the Japanese language itself. Through weekly translation assignments, we will examine the expressive qualities of the Japanese language, tracing major developments of prose style in the modern period and studying the socio-historical context manifested in those linguistic innovations. Our work will be informed and enhanced by engagements with theories of translation as well as essays on Japanese-to-English translation specifically. We will cover a broad range of genres, including essays, poetry, manga, and film (subtitles). The course will culminate in an original project translating a Japanese work of one's choice.

Fall 2016

JAPA 101-01

First Year Japanese I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: NEILL 110
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Introduction to Japanese language and culture. Practice in basic sentence patterns and conversational expressions to enable students to speak and write Japanese. (4 credits)

JAPA 101-02

First Year Japanese I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: NEILL 110
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Introduction to Japanese language and culture. Practice in basic sentence patterns and conversational expressions to enable students to speak and write Japanese. (4 credits)

JAPA 101-L1

First Year Japanese I Lab

  • Days: M
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: NEILL 102
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Introduction to Japanese language and culture. Practice in basic sentence patterns and conversational expressions to enable students to speak and write Japanese. (4 credits)

JAPA 101-L2

First Year Japanese I Lab

  • Days: M
  • Meeting Time: 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
  • Room: NEILL 102
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Introduction to Japanese language and culture. Practice in basic sentence patterns and conversational expressions to enable students to speak and write Japanese. (4 credits)

JAPA 101-L3

First Year Japanese I Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: OLRI 370
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Introduction to Japanese language and culture. Practice in basic sentence patterns and conversational expressions to enable students to speak and write Japanese. (4 credits)

JAPA 203-01

Second Year Japanese I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: NEILL 112
  • Instructor: Sachiko Dorsey

Notes: Continuation of Japanese 102. While the emphasis is placed on listening and speaking skills, students continue their study of kanji and begin to work with short texts. (4 credits)


JAPA 203-02

Second Year Japanese I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: NEILL 112
  • Instructor: Sachiko Dorsey

Notes: Continuation of Japanese 102. While the emphasis is placed on listening and speaking skills, students continue their study of kanji and begin to work with short texts. (4 credits)


JAPA 203-L1

Second Year Japanese I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 10:10 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 100
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of Japanese 102. While the emphasis is placed on listening and speaking skills, students continue their study of kanji and begin to work with short texts. (4 credits)


JAPA 203-L2

Second Year Japanese I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:20 pm
  • Room: NEILL 212
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of Japanese 102. While the emphasis is placed on listening and speaking skills, students continue their study of kanji and begin to work with short texts. (4 credits)


JAPA 203-L3

Second Year Japanese I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: NEILL 110
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of Japanese 102. While the emphasis is placed on listening and speaking skills, students continue their study of kanji and begin to work with short texts. (4 credits)


JAPA 281-01

Dialects, Multilingualism, and the Politics of Speaking Japanese

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: NEILL 226
  • Instructor: Satoko Suzuki

Notes: *Cross-listed with ASIA 281-01 and LING 281-01*

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 manage their identities? How do heritage speakers in Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru deal with the politics of speaking Japanese? What does it mean to speak Japanese as a non-native speaker? No Japanese language ability is required. Cross-listed with Asian Studies 281 and Linguistics 281. 4 credits.

JAPA 294-01

Girls' Manga: Gender/Sexuality in Japan through Popular Culture

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: NEILL 110
  • Instructor: Grace Ting

Notes: *Cross-listed with ASIA 294-02* What do big eyes, sparkles and flowers have to do with gender in Japan? What was so revolutionary about boy's love in 1970's manga? What's exciting and difficult about using manga to do cultural analysis? This course offers a survey of girls' comics, or shōjo manga, in Japan. We will discuss major historical trends, read works by important artists, and watch adaptations (e.g. anime and live-action TV series/films). While enjoying amazing stories and artwork, we will focus on serious analysis of gender and sexuality within works and the manga industry. No Japanese-language ability required. Screenings will be determined.


JAPA 305-01

Third Year Japanese I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: NEILL 110
  • Instructor: Miaki Habuka

Notes: Continuation of Japanese 204. Emphasizes continued development of conversation skills, while not neglecting the development of reading skills. (4 credits)


JAPA 305-L1

Third Year Japanese I Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: NEILL 110
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of Japanese 204. Emphasizes continued development of conversation skills, while not neglecting the development of reading skills. (4 credits)


JAPA 305-L2

Third Year Japanese I Lab

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: NEILL 112
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of Japanese 204. Emphasizes continued development of conversation skills, while not neglecting the development of reading skills. (4 credits)


JAPA 407-01

Fourth Year Japanese I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: NEILL 113
  • Instructor: Satoko Suzuki

Notes: This course aims at the acquisition of advanced level proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students are given opportunities to develop abilities to narrate and describe, to understand main ideas and most details of connected discourse on a variety of topics, to read prose several paragraphs in length, and to write routine social correspondence and join sentences in simple discourse of at least several paragraphs in length on familiar topics. In addition, students will practice language that is sociolinguistically appropriate in specific situations. May be repeated for credit. (4 credits)