Survey of Japanese literature from the Heian Period to the present day.
Elements of popular culture that have come to define modern-day Japan. In English.
Major films representing milestones in Japanese film history, from the 1930s to the turn of the twenty-first century.
Introduction to Japanese short stories to improve reading skills, vocabulary, and understanding of Japanese culture.
Reading practice utilizing easy readers, children's books, manga, and novels. Counts as repeat of Japan 299 w/ similar topic. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 3 cr max.
Training in reading and consuming Japanese news media in a variety of formats.
Japanese performance of drama and comedy from noh and kabuki to modern performance.
Readings in Japanese performance texts from medieval noh scripts to modern Japanese theater.
Readings and discussion in English on selected topics in Japanese literature and culture.
Development of the vocabulary, grammar knowledge, translating skills, and cultural sensitivities necessary to produce viable translations.
Basic skills for translating texts from Japanese to English; focus on articles and documents encountered in business, banking, legal, medical, and academic contexts.
Language and cultural studies that develop the practical knowledge and skills needed for doing business with Japan.