East Asian Languages & Cultures

(College of Letters and Science)

Department Office. 211 Sproul Hall; 530-752-4999; http://chinese.ucdavis.edu; http://japanese.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. https://ealc.ucdavis.edu/people

The Major Program

The department offers a core language program in both Chinese and Japanese, and courses in literature and culture. The core language program in Chinese has two tracks: one for students who have no background whatsoever and one for students with prior language background.

Courses in CHN:
CHN 001Elementary Chinese (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): No background in Chinese or placement exam or consent of instructor. Developing elementary level skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Mandarin Chinese in everyday communication settings. Introduction of fundamentals of pronunciation, grammar, and Chinese characters will be introduced. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CHN 001AAccelerated Intensive Elementary Chinese (15) Active
Lecture/Discussion—15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): No background in Chinese or placement exam or consent of instructor. Introduction and practice in contexts of pronunciation, writing system, basic grammar and vocabulary as basis of communicative competency in Mandarin Chinese within a special nine-week intensive course which combines courses 1, 2 and 3. Not open for credit to students who have completed CHN 001, CHN 002, or CHN 003. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CHN 001BLAccelerated Written Chinese I (5) Active
Lecture—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Placement exam or consent of instructor. Trainings on all the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing for students who already have elementary level ability to understand or speak Mandarin Chinese. Emphases on standard Mandarin pronunciation, Chinese characters, and discourse level conversations. Not open for credit to students who have completed CHN 008. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CHN 001CNMandarin for Cantonese Speakers I (5) Active
Lecture—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Placement exam or consent of instructor. Training in spoken Mandarin, particularly in the phonetic transcription system known as pinyin, for students who already read and write Chinese. Not open for credit to students who have completed CHN 007. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CHN 002Elementary Chinese (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 001; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Continuation of elementary level skill development in listening, speaking, reading and writing Mandarin Chinese in everyday communication settings. Continued introduction of basic vocabulary and characters as well as core grammar, and further train pronunciation. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 002BLAccelerated Written Chinese II (5) Active
Lecture—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 001BL; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Further trainings on all the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing for students that already have elementary level ability to understand or speak Mandarin Chinese. Emphases on standard Mandarin pronunciation, Chinese characters, and discourse level conversations. Not open for credit to students who have completed CHN 018. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 002CNMandarin for Cantonese Speakers II (5) Active
Lecture—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 001CN; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Continuation of course 1CN. Training in spoken Mandarin for students who can already read and write Chinese. Not open for credit to students who have completed CHN 017. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 003Elementary Chinese (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 002; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Continuation of elementary level skill development in listening, speaking, reading and writing Mandarin Chinese in everyday communication settings. Continued introduction of basic vocabulary and characters as well as core grammar, and further train pronunciation. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 003BLAccelerated Written Chinese III (5) Active
Lecture—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 002BL; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Continuation of course 2BL with further trainings on all the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing with emphases on standard Mandarin pronunciation, Chinese characters, and discourse level conversations in more communication settings. Not open for credit to students who have completed CHN 028. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 003CNMandarin for Cantonese Speakers III (5) Active
Lecture—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 002CN; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Continuation of course 2CN. Prepares students for entering upper division courses in Chinese. Not open for credit to students who have completed CHN 027. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 004Intermediate Chinese (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 003 or placement exam or consent of instructor. Continuation of intermediate-level communication skills in spoken and written Mandarin, based on language skills developed in course 3. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 004AAccelerated Intensive Intermediate Chinese (15) Active
Lecture/Discussion—15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 003 or CHN 001A or placement exam or consent of instructor. Special nine-week accelerated, intensive summer session course that combines the work of courses 4, 5, and 6. Intermediate-level training in spoken and written Chinese in cultural and communicative contexts, based on language skills developed in course 3 or 1A. Not open to students who have completed CHN 004, CHN 005, or CHN 006. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 005Intermediate Chinese (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 004 or placement exam or consent of instructor. Training continues at intermediate-level in spoken and written Chinese in cultural contexts, based on language skills developed in course 4. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 006Intermediate Chinese (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 005; CHN 005 or placement exam or consent of instructor. Intermediate-level training in spoken and written Chinese in cultural contexts, based on language skills developed in course 5. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 007Chinese Business Culture (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Open to non-heritage students who have no prior knowledge of, or background in, the Chinese language; anyone who has taken Chinese language classes before or after being enrolled at UC Davis, or anyone who is currently enrolled in a Chinese language class, or who speaks any Mandarin or Chinese dialect (e.g., Cantonese), cannot take the course for credit without the instructor’s permission. Introduction to business culture of China. Basic conversation and Romanization of Chinese words. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, WC. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
CHN 010Modern Chinese Literature (In English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper/Discussion—1 hour(s). Introductory course requiring no knowledge of Chinese language or history. Reading and discussion of short stories and novels and viewing of two films. Designed to convey a feeling for what China has experienced in the twentieth century. Not open for credit to students who have already taken, or are taking concurrently, CHN 104. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2008 Spring Quarter.
CHN 011Great Books of China (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Selected readings in English translation are supplemented with background information on periods, authors and the interrelationships of culture, literature and social change. Methods of analysis are introduced and applied in class discussions. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CHN 050Introduction to the Literature of China and Japan (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Methods of literary analysis and their application to major works from the various genres of Chinese and Japanese literature (in translation), including film. East Asian cultural traditions will also be introduced. (Same course as JPN 050.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
CHN 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CHN 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CHN 100AChinese Intellectual Traditions: Daoist Traditions (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): A course in Chinese history recommended. English-language survey of key Daoist texts and scholarship. Topics include Daoist concepts of the cosmos, the natural world, scripture, the body, and immortality; Daoist divinities; Daoism and the state. (Same course as RST 175A.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 100BConfucian Traditions (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Key aspects of the Confucian tradition in dynastic China. Major themes addressed include ritual, classical studies, and Confucian influences on the Chinese family and state. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
CHN 101Chinese Film (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). English language survey of Chinese film, from its inception to the end of the twentieth century. Chinese films as important texts for understanding national, transnational, racial, gender, and class politics of modern China. (Same course as CTS 147A.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 102Chinese American Literature (In English) (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper/Discussion—1 hour(s). English language survey of Chinese American literature which reflects cultural roots in China before immigration and the diaspora experience in the United States after immigration. Memory, nostalgia, national identities, cross-cultural communication, globalization, and trans-national politics. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 103Modern Chinese Drama (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper/Discussion—1 hour(s). English language survey of modern Chinese spoken drama in the twentieth century and its major playwrights, in the context of Chinese history and the interaction of Chinese culture with other cultures. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 104Modern Chinese Fiction (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper/Discussion—1 hour(s). English language survey of Chinese fiction as it evolved amidst the great historical, social and cultural changes of the twentieth century. Thorough study of the most influential writers and genres. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CHN 105Western Influences on Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction of Western literary thought into modern China, the experimentation with Western literary forms and techniques, and the development of Marxism in contemporary literary writing. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 106Chinese Poetry (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Organized topically and chronologically, the lyric tradition is explored from the dawn of folk songs down to modern expressions of social protest. Topics include friendship, love, oppression, war, parting, death, ecstasy and beauty. All readings are in English. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 107Traditional Chinese Fiction (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). English-language course studying the dawn of Chinese fiction and its development down to modern times. Combines survey history with close reading of representative works such as The Story of the Stone and famous Ming-Qing short stories. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 108Poetry of China and Japan (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). A comparative approach to Chinese and Japanese poetry, examining poetic practice in the two cultures; includes a general outline of the two traditions, plus study of poetic forms, techniques, and distinct treatments of universal themes: love, nature, war, etc. (Same course as JPN 108.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CHN 109ATopics in Chinese Literature; Crime and Punishment (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Topics in Chinese literature; crime and punishment. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 109CTopics in Chinese Literature; Women Writers (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Topics in Chinese literature; women writers. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 109DTopics in Chinese Literature; The Knight-Errant (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Topics in Chinese literature; the knight-errant. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 109ETopics in Chinese Literature; The City in Fiction (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Topics in Chinese literature; the city in fiction. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 109GTopics in Chinese Literature; The Literature of Twentieth-Century Taiwan (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Topics in Chinese literature; the literature of twentieth-century Taiwan. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 109HTopics in Chinese Literature; Popular Literature (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Topics in Chinese literature; popular literature. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 109ITopics in Chinese Literature; Scholar & The Courtesan (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Topics in Chinese literature; the scholar and the courtesan. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 110Great Writers of China: Texts and Context (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Examination of major theoretical concepts and interpretive methods in the study of literature by using examples from the Chinese tradition; discussions of classical and modern works with an emphasis on the relations between literature, author, society, and culture. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
CHN 111Modern Chinese: Reading and Discussion (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 006 C- or better or CHN 003BL C- or better or CHN 004A C- or better; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Building on Chinese 6/3BL, further development of communication skills in Modern Standard Mandarin-speaking environments. Reading of dialogues/articles pertaining to contemporary China. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
CHN 111AIntensive Third-Year Chinese (12) Active
Lecture/Discussion—13.3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 006 or CHN 003BL or CHN 004A; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Not open to students who have completed course 111, 112, or 113. Nine-week intensive summer course combines courses 111, 112, and 113. Training at intermediate-high and advanced-low level in spoken and written Chinese in cultural and communicative contexts based on language skills developed in course 6. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 112Modern Chinese: Reading and Discussion (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 111; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Further development of communication skills from course 111 in Modern Standard Mandarin-speaking environments. Reading dialogues/articles pertaining to contemporary China issues and discussing ethical, moral, aesthetic, social, and cultural concerns. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
CHN 113Modern Chinese: Reading and Discussion (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 112; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Continuation of course 112, further developing communication skills in Modern Standard Mandarin-speaking environments. Read dialogues/articles pertaining to contemporary China issues and discuss ethical, moral, aesthetic, social, and cultural concerns. Study strategies for moving between simplified and traditional Chinese characters. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 114Introduction to Classical Chinese (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 112; Consent of Instructor. Or equivalent language proficiency. Introduction to the language in which, until the twentieth century, most official, documentary, scholarly, and belle-lettristic Chinese literature was written. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 115Introduction to Classical Chinese II (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 114; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of enhancing classical Chinese reading skills with literature ranging from the prose found in Han dynasty historical works, Six Dynasties anecdotal literature, and Tang occasional texts, as well as the poetic shi and fu genres. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 116Introduction to Classical Chinese III (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 115; or Consent of Instructor. Translations of extended readings in the original sources and brief analyses of syntax. These sources will include texts written by well-known figures from the eighth through fifteenth centuries, composing in a wide variety of genres. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 120Advanced Chinese (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 113; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Evaluation of readings from various genres (literature, newspapers, TV and movies, etc.) develop advanced reading, writing, aural comprehension, and formal/professional speech skills in Mandarin Chinese. Chinese society/cultural studies, especially those sociocultural issues reflected in the language used in learning materials. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) Course material is different for each quarter of an academic year. Students may repeat course one time but repeat class cannot be for the same quarter taken in a previous academic year. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 130Readings in Traditional Chinese Fiction (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 111; Or equivalent language proficiency. Examination of representative works of traditional Chinese fiction popular from the 12th Century until the 17th and 18th centuries. Translations in English of the Chinese texts will be available to students as reference. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s). (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 131Readings in Traditional Chinese Poetry (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 111; Consent of Instructor. Or equivalent language proficiency. Traditional Chinese poetry from its beginnings to the golden ages of Tang and Song, surveying forms and poets that best reveal the Chinese poetic sensibility and the genius of the language of Chinese poetry. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 132Readings in Modern Chinese Poetry (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 111; Consent of Instructor. Or equivalent language proficiency. Chinese poetry from the Literary Revolution of 1917 to the present, surveying works that embody exciting innovations and reflect the modernity of twentieth-century Chinese society and culture. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 133Readings in Modern Chinese Prose and Drama (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 111; Or equivalent language proficiency. Literary works and scholarly essays on selected topics of Chinese prose and drama, development of a deep understanding of Chinese culture and society through sophisticated reading materials of these two important genres of the modern period. Conducted in Chinese. May be repeated up to 2 Unit(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 134Chinese Film in Chinese Language (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 111; Or equivalent language proficiency. Chinese film and scholarly essays on Chinese cinema and film history. Develop a deep understanding of Chinese culture and society through viewing and studying Chinese films in the Chinese language. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, VL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 140Readings in Classical Chinese (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Study and philological analysis of selected texts from the first millennium of Imperial China. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CHN 150Fifth-Year Chinese: Selected Topics in Chinese Language, Literature, and Culture (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 120; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Examination of literary works and scholarly essays on selected topics of Chinese culture and society. Development of a deep understanding of Chinese culture and society through sophisticated Chinese speaking and writing exercises. May be repeated up to 3 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 160The Chinese Language (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 006 (can be concurrent) or CHN 003BL (can be concurrent) or CHN 003CN (can be concurrent) or CHN 004A (can be concurrent); Or placement exam or consent of instructor. LIN 001 recommended. Evaluation of the Chinese language viewed in its linguistic context, synchronically and diachronically. Historical phonology, classical and literary language, rise of written vernacular, descriptive grammar of modern standard Chinese, dialectal variation, and sociolinguistic factors. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 160The Chinese Language (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 006 (can be concurrent) or CHN 003BL (can be concurrent) or CHN 003CN (can be concurrent) or CHN 004A (can be concurrent); Or placement exam or consent of instructor. LIN 001 recommended. Introduction to structural features of Chinese (Mandarin) sounds, lexicon, grammar, and writing (characters), as well as relevant dialectal and sociolinguistic issues of the language. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CHN 192Chinese Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing and consent of instructor. Work experience in the Chinese language, with analytical term paper on a topic approved by instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CHN 194HSenior Thesis Honors Project (1-5) Active
Independent Study—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Senior standing and qualification for the Chinese honors program. Guided research, under the direction of a faculty member, leading to a senior honors thesis on a topic in Chinese literature, civilization, or language studies. May be repeated up to 8 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
CHN 197TTutoring in Chinese (1-4) Active
Tutorial—1-4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Department. Leading of small voluntary discussion groups affiliated with one of the Department's regular courses. May be repeated up to 4 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Summer Session 1.
CHN 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Summer Session 1.
CHN 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CHN 297Directed Independent Study (4) Active
Term Paper; Independent Study; Conference—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Restricted to graduate students. Directed independent study on a topic culminating in a term paper. Independent studies may only be arranged with consent of the instructor and when graduate seminars are unavailable. May be repeated up to 5 Time(s). (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
CHN 299Research (1-12) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CHN 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable—1-4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Any course taught by a graduate student under the direction of the Director. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
Courses in JPN:
JPN 001Elementary Japanese (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Introduction to spoken and written Japanese in cultural contexts, with emphasis on communication. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
JPN 001AAccelerated Intensive Elementary Japanese (15) Active
Lecture/Discussion—15 hour(s). Special 12 week accelerated, intensive summer session course that combines the work of courses 1, 2 and 3. Introduction to Japanese grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with emphasis on communication. not open for credit to students who have completed JPN 001, JPN 002, or JPN 003. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2014 Summer Special Session.
JPN 001ASIntensive Elementary Japanese (15) Active
Lecture/Discussion—15 hour(s). Intensive course taught combining the work of courses 1, 2 and 3. Introduction to Japanese grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with emphasis on communication. Offered in Japan. not open for credit to students who have taken JPN 001, JPN 002, or JPN 003. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
JPN 002Elementary Japanese (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 001 C- or better; Or the equivalent language proficiency. Continuation of training in basic Japanese spoken and written skills. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 003Elementary Japanese (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 002 C- or better; Or the equivalent language proficiency. Continuation of training in basic spoken and written skills in Japanese language. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 004Intermediate Japanese (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 003 C- or better; Or the equivalent language proficiency. Intermediate-level training in spoken and written Japanese in cultural context, based on language skills developed in course 3. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 005Intermediate Japanese (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 004 C- or better; Or the equivalent language proficiency. Intermediate-level training in spoken and written Japanese in cultural context, based on language skills developed in course 4. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 006Intermediate Japanese (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 005 C- or better; Or the equivalent language proficiency. Intermediate-level training in spoken and written Japanese in cultural context, based on language skills developed in course 5. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 007SIntensive Intermediate Japanese (20) Active
Lecture/Discussion—20 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 002 C- or better; or the equivalent language proficiency. Consent of Instructor. Special intensive course that combines the work of courses 3, 4, 5, and 6. Introduction to Japanese grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with emphasis on communication. Taught in Japan. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
JPN 010Masterworks of Japanese Literature (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction to Japanese literature: readings and discussion in English of important works from earliest times to the present. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
JPN 015SIntroduction to Japanese Culture (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s); Fieldwork. Restricted to students enrolled in units for the Kyoto Quarter Abroad program. Aspects of Japanese culture: literature, history, religion, art, language, and society. Conducted in English; taught in Japan. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
JPN 025Japanese Language and Culture (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 001 or LIN 001 or ANT 004 recommended. Classification and communication of experience in Japanese culture; principles of language use in Japanese society. Speech levels and honorific language, language and gender, minority languages, literacy. Role of Japanese in artificial intelligence and computer science. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
JPN 031Basic Kanji (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Practice—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 001 C- or better; or Consent of Instructor. Or equivalent proficiency of basic writing system (Hiragana and Katakana). Restricted to students who have never been exposed to any form of Kanji or Chinese characters before; students who have completed schooling up to the 6th grade in the Japanese education system or equivalent or whose native languages have Chinese character orthography are not allowed to register this course. Introduction and mastery of 300 basic Kanji or Chinese characters to establish a solid foundation in the novel and complex Kanji encountered while learning Japanese. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 050Introduction to the Literature of China and Japan (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Methods of literary analysis and their application to major works from the various genres of Chinese and Japanese literature (in translation), including film. East Asian cultural traditions will also be introduced. (Same course as CHN 050.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
JPN 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
JPN 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
JPN 101Japanese Literature in Translation: The Early Period (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Study of early Japanese literature from the Nara to the end of the Heian period through a broad survey of the major literary genres such as lyric poetry, court diaries, prose narratives, poem-tales, and classical Chinese writings. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2012 Winter Quarter.
JPN 102Japanese Literature in Translation: The Middle Period (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Study of the major literary genres from the twelfth century to the second half of the nineteenth century including poetry, linked-verse, military chronicles, no drama, Buddhist literature, haiku, haibun, kabuki, bunraku, plays and Edo prose narratives. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2012 Winter Quarter.
JPN 103Japanese Literature in Translation: The Modern Period (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Modern Japanese literature from the 1870s to the 1970s. Surveys representative literary works and ideas against the social and intellectual background of the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
JPN 104Modern Japanese Literature: War and Revolution (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Perspectives and sensibilities with which major modern Japanese writers have interpreted the traumatic and often poignant experiences of war and socio-political upheavals from the late nineteenth century to the 1970s. Lectures, discussions, and readings in English. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
JPN 105Modern Japanese Literature: Hero and Anti-hero (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). The ways in which representative hero and anti-hero protagonists in modern Japanese literature perceive, confront, challenge, and resolve a wide array of social, political, and moral problems of their times. Course taught in English. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2002 Spring Quarter.
JPN 106Japanese Culture Through Film (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Aspects of Japanese culture such as love, sexuality, war, the military, the family, the position of women, growing up and death as portrayed in Japanese cinema. Lectures, discussion, and readings in English. Films with English subtitles. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
JPN 107Modern Japanese Autobiographies (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper; Discussion—1 hour(s). Exploring the modern and contemporary Japanese social and cultural landscape through critical analysis of modern Japanese autobiographies by prominent and other authors in the 19th and 20th centuries. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 108Poetry of China and Japan (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). A comparative approach to Chinese and Japanese poetry, examining poetic practice in the two cultures; includes a general outline of the two traditions, plus study of poetic forms, techniques, and distinct treatments of universal themes: love, nature, war, etc. (Same course as CHN 108.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
JPN 109Japanese Popular Culture (4) Active
Film Viewing—3 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Japanese popular culture, from its medieval/early modern precedents to contemporary incarnations. Emphasis on major forms of popular culture that emerged in the 20th century, including comics, animation, science fiction, and fantasy. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
JPN 111Modern Japanese: Reading and Discussion (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 006 C- or better; Or the equivalent language proficiency. Readings in modern Japanese short stories, newspaper articles, and essays; conversation practice based on these readings. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 112Modern Japanese: Reading and Discussion (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 111 C- or better; Or the equivalent language proficiency. Continuation of course 111. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 113Modern Japanese: Reading and Discussion (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 112 C- or better; Or the equivalent language proficiency. Continuation of course 112. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 114ASpoken Japanese (2) Active
Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Training in spoken Japanese for students with a basic working knowledge of the language. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: OL. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
JPN 114BSpoken Japanese (2) Active
Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 114A C- or better; or Consent of Instructor. Or equivalent language proficiency. Continuation of course 114A. Training in spoken Japanese for students with a basic working knowledge of the language. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: OL. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
JPN 114CSpoken Japanese (2) Active
Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 114B C- or better; or Consent of Instructor. Or equivalent language proficiency. Continuation of course 114B. Training in spoken Japanese for students with a basic working knowledge of the language. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: OL. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
JPN 115Japanese Composition (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 006 C- or better; or Consent of Instructor. Development of skills in the techniques of writing Japanese. Practice in short essay writing with an aim toward mastery of the vocabulary and syntax of written style Japanese. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 116Culture and History in Kyoto (8) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Fieldwork. Intensive course exploring the historical and cultural riches in Kyoto and its environs. Limited to students enrolled in the corresponding Quarter Abroad program. Takes place on-site in and around Kyoto, Japan. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
JPN 117SIntensive Modern Japanese: Reading and Discussion (17) Active
Lecture/Discussion—17 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 005 C- or better; or Consent of Instructor. Or the equivalent language proficiency. Introduction to basic Japanese grammar and development of more advanced reading, writing, and conversation skills in a cultural context. Combination of courses 6, 111, 112, and 113 taught intensively in Japan. Not open to students who have taken JPN 006, JPN 111, JPN 112, or JPN 113; an exception can be made for students who have taken JPN 006 or its equivalent, provided that those five units are deducted from the 19 total unit load. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
JPN 121Advanced Japanese I (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 113 C- or better; or Consent of Instructor. First of three courses in a series of fourth year Advanced Japanese which focuses on the levels of formality or politeness in conversation as well as socio-cultural aspects and topics in the Japanese society. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 122Advanced Japanese II (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 121 C- or better; or Consent of Instructor. Second of three courses in a series of fourth-year Advanced Japanese which focuses on the levels of formality or politeness in conversation as well as socio-cultural aspects and topics in the Japanese society. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 123Advanced Japanese III (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 122 C- or better; or Consent of Instructor. Third of three courses in a series of 4th year Advanced Japanese which focuses on the levels of formality or politeness in conversation as well as socio-cultural aspects and topics in the Japanese society. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 130Readings in Modern Japanese Literature to 1926 (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 113; or equivalent language proficiency. Restricted to completion of course 113 or equivalent as determined by taking a placement exam or consent of instructor. Short stories and essays by Japanese writers of the Meiji and Taishô eras, from 1868 to 1926. Authors include Natsume Sôseki, Izumi Kyôka, Tanizaki Jun'ichirô and Akutagawa Ryûnosuke. Readings and discussion in Japanese with some emphasis on translation into English. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
JPN 130Readings in Modern Japanese Literature to 1926 (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 113; or equivalent language proficiency, or consent of instructor. Restricted to completion of course 113 or equivalent as determined by taking a placement exam or consent of instructor. Short stories and essays by Japanese writers of the Meiji and Taishô eras, from 1868 to 1926. Authors include Natsume Sôseki, Izumi Kyôka, Tanizaki Jun'ichirô and Akutagawa Ryûnosuke. Readings and discussion in Japanese with some emphasis on translation into English. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
JPN 131Readings in Modern Japanese Literature: 1920-1945 (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 113; Or the equivalent language proficiency. Fourth-year level reading of representative works of modern Japanese literature including short stories, novellas, diaries, memoirs, poetry and excerpts from novels and plays from 1920 through the militaristic era, to the end of the war years in 1945. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 131Readings in Modern Japanese Literature: 1920-1945 (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 113; or equivalent language proficiency, or consent of instructor. Fourth-year level reading of representative works of modern Japanese literature including short stories, novellas, diaries, memoirs, poetry and excerpts from novels and plays from 1920 through the militaristic era, to the end of the war years in 1945. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
JPN 132Readings in Modern Japanese Literature: 1945-1970 (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 113; Or the equivalent language proficiency. Continuation of course 131, but may be taken independently. Covers selected texts from the immediate post-war years beginning in 1945 down to 1970 and the post-war recovery. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 132Readings in Modern Japanese Literature: 1945-1970 (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 113; Or equivalent language proficiency, or consent of instructor. Continuation of course 131, but may be taken independently. Covers selected texts from the immediate post-war years beginning in 1945 down to 1970 and the post-war recovery. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
JPN 133Readings in Modern Japanese Literature: 1970 to Present (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 113; Or the equivalent language proficiency. Continuation of course 132, but may be taken independently. Covers selected texts from 1970 to the present. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 133Readings in Modern Japanese Literature: 1970-Present (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 113; or equivalent language proficiency, or consent of instructor. Continuation of course 132, but may be taken independently. Covers selected texts from 1970 to the present. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
JPN 134Readings in the Humanities: Traditional Culture (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): JPN 113; Or the equivalent language proficiency. Fourth-year level reading of modern works by major specialists on traditional Japanese culture: history, religion, thought, art, international relations, and literary history and criticism. Focus is equally on developing reading skills and learning about Japanese culture. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 134Readings in the Humanities: Traditional Culture (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): JPN 113; or equivalent language proficiency, or consent of instructor. Fourth-year level reading of modern works by major specialists on traditional Japanese culture: history, religion, thought, art, international relations, and literary history and criticism. Focus is equally on developing reading skills and learning about Japanese culture. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
JPN 135Readings in the Humanities: The Modern Period (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): JPN 113; Or the equivalent language proficiency. Fourth-year level reading of authentic modern writings on Japanese culture, history, philosophy, society, religion, law, politics, international relations, aesthetics, and comparative culture by prominent critics, commentators, and scholars. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 135Readings in the Humanities: The Modern Period (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): JPN 113; or equivalent language proficiency, or consent of instructor. Fourth-year level reading of authentic modern writings on Japanese culture, history, philosophy, society, religion, law, politics, international relations, aesthetics, and comparative culture by prominent critics, commentators, and scholars. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
JPN 136Readings in Newspapers and Magazines (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 113; Or the equivalent language proficiency. Fourth-year level reading of newspaper and magazine reports, articles, and editorials on domestic and international affairs relating to contemporary Japan. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 136Readings in Newspapers and Magazines (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 113; or equivalent language proficiency, or consent of instructor. Fourth-year level reading of newspaper and magazine reports, articles, and editorials on domestic and international affairs relating to contemporary Japan. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
JPN 137Readings in Contemporary Japanese Literature (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 113; Consent of Instructor. Or the equivalent language proficiency. Readings of short stories and essays by contemporary writers. Representative writers include Yoshimoto Banana, Otsuichi, Suzuki Koji, Kyogoku Natsuhiko, Ogawa Yoko, and Murakami Haruki. Readings and discussion in Japanese with some emphasis on translation into English. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 137Readings in Contemporary Japanese Literature (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 113; or equivalent language proficiency, or consent of instructor. Readings of short stories and essays by contemporary writers. Representative writers include Yoshimoto Banana, Otsuichi, Suzuki Koji, Kyogoku Natsuhiko, Ogawa Yoko, and Murakami Haruki. Readings and discussion in Japanese with some emphasis on translation into English. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
JPN 138Readings in the Humanities: Japan Today (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 113; or equivalent language proficiency. Restricted to completion of course 113 or equivalent as determined by taking a placement exam or consent of instructor. Topical essays focused on contemporary Japan. Themes center on defining Japan today in terms of its future and past such as through its urban society, trends in architecture, "soft power" industries, and "traditional" elements as mainstays of Japan's cultural currency. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
JPN 138Readings in the Humanities: Japan Today (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 113; or equivalent language proficiency, or consent of instructor. Restricted to completion of course 113 or equivalent as determined by taking a placement exam or consent of instructor. Topical essays focused on contemporary Japan. Themes center on defining Japan today in terms of its future and past such as through its urban society, trends in architecture, "soft power" industries, and "traditional" elements as mainstays of Japan's cultural currency. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
JPN 141Introduction to Classical Japanese (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 113; Or the equivalent language proficiency. Basic features of classical Japanese grammar through careful reading of selected literary texts such as Hojoki or Tsurezuregusa. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 151Japanese Linguistics (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 003; Or equivalent language proficiency. Introduction to Japanese linguistics, featuring key aspects of the Japanese language. Analysis of Japanese from the perspectives of phonology, syntax, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
JPN 152Traditional Japanese Drama (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Survey in English of Japanese drama, focusing on traditional forms: noh, kyôgen, bunraku puppet theater, and kabuki, with some attention to modern theater. Texts of plays and secondary works on performance techniques and the composition of plays. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
JPN 153Love, Sexuality and the Family in Modern Japanese Literature (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Modern Japanese literature from the late 19th century to the present with a focus on love and sexuality in various forms, particularly as understood through the evolving institution of the Japanese family. Lectures, readings and discussions in English. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
JPN 154Tourism and Heritage in Japan (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Focus on related concepts of tourism and cultural heritage within Japan, with attention to questions of tradition, authenticity and nostalgia. Examination of cultural heritage sites on various scales, including built environment, national cultural forms, and local performances such as festivals. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
JPN 155Introduction to Japanese Folklore (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Focus on narrative genres of myth, legend, and folktale, with additional attention paid to festivals, folk art, belief systems, and the development of folklore studies (minzokugaku) as an academic discipline. Examination the relationship of folklore to ethnic and national identity. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
JPN 156Japanese Literature on Film (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Survey of films based on works of Japanese literature, emphasis on pre-modern and early modern texts. Introduction to major directors of Japan, with a focus on cinematic adaptation. Lectures and readings in English. Films in Japanese with English subtitles. (Same course as CTS 148B.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
JPN 157Japanese Women Writers (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Survey of women writers from earliest times to the present. Genres include poetry, narrative fiction, diaries, short stories, novels, and film. Representative authors include Murasaki Shikibu, Sei Shônagon, Higuchi Ichiyo, Enchi Fumiko and Ogawa Yôko. Readings and discussion in English. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
JPN 158The Supernatural in Japan (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Depictions of the supernatural in Japanese history through the contemporary era. Overview of Japanese literary and visual arts and the socio-historical contexts of the supernatural. Lectures and readings in English. Films in Japanese with English subtitles. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 160The Culture of Japanese Food (4) Active
Discussion—2 hour(s); Lecture—2 hour(s). Study of Japanese food and the culture of eating and drinking in Japan. Attention to symbolism, historical development, aesthetics, identity and global contexts. Materials examined include critical sources as well as literary texts, art, and films. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, SS, WC. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
JPN 162Japan Travelogue: Ethnographic Writing on Japanese Culture and People (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Focuses on ethnographic writing about Japan. Includes modern scholarly ethnographies, travel writing, blog posts, etc. Critical analysis of how the Japanese “other” is represented across time. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
JPN 192Japanese Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Work experience in Japanese language, with analytical term paper on a topic approved by instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
JPN 194HSpecial Study for Honors Students (1-5) Review all entries Historical
Independent Study—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Senior standing and qualification for the Japanese Honors Program. Guided research, under the direction of a faculty member, leading to a senior honors thesis on a topic in Japanese literature, civilization, or language studies. May be repeated up to 8 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
JPN 194HSpecial Thesis Honors Project (1-5) Review all entries Active
Independent Study—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Senior standing and qualification for the Japanese Senior Thesis Project. Guided research, under the direction of a senate faculty member, leading to a senior thesis project on a topic in Japanese literature, culture, linguistics, or language studies. May be repeated up to 8 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
JPN 197TTutoring in Japanese (1-5) Review all entries Historical
Tutorial—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Department Chairperson. Leading of small voluntary discussion groups affiliated with one of the Program's regular courses. May be repeated for credit, but only 2 units may be applied to the minor. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
JPN 197TTutoring in Japanese (1-5) Review all entries Active
Tutorial—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Department Chairperson. Leading of small voluntary discussion groups affiliated with one of the Program's regular courses. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
JPN 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
JPN 291Seminar in Modern Japanese Literature: Major Writers (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): JPN 130 or JPN 131 or JPN 132 or JPN 133 or JPN 134 or JPN 135 or JPN 136 or JPN 137 or JPN 138; Or the equivalent language proficiency. In-depth reading and critical analyses of major works by and critical literature on one or two prominent modern or contemporary writers such as Natsume Soseki, Mori Ogai, Shimazaki Toson, Akutagawa Ryunosuke, Tanizaki Junichiro, Abe Kobo and Oe Kenzaburo. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
JPN 297Directed Independent Study (4) Active
Conference—1 hour(s); Term Paper; Independent Study. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Restricted to graduate students. Directed independent study on a topic culminating in a term paper. Independent Studies may only be arranged with consent of the instructor and when graduate seminars are unavailable. May be repeated up to 5 Time(s) when no seminars are available and topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
JPN 299Research (1-12) Active
Variable—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.