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.
Through various forms of media, examination of different aspects of Japanese culture and how it impacts language.
Cultural, historical, geographic, and sociological aspects of Japanese food culture as related to everyday Japanese culinary practices.
Japanese expression and culture; influence of Japanese history, customs, and geographic features on the Japanese language.
Introduction to Japanese short stories to improve reading skills, vocabulary, and understanding of Japanese culture.
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.
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.
Capstone course for Japanese major. Students conduct research in Japanese and produce a thesis and presentation based on that research.
Translation of ideas and conceptual knowledge in subject areas that include economics, law, society, culture, and history.