Culture Courses

JAPAN 100 - Introduction to Japanese Literature (3 units; U)
Survey of Japanese literature from the Heian Period to the present day. Prereq: none.
JAPAN 110 - Japanese Popular Culture (3 units; U)
Elements of popular culture that have come to define modern-day Japan. In English. Prereq: none.
JAPAN 200 - Japanese Culture and Its Effect on Language (3 units; U)
Through various forms of media, examination of different aspects of Japanese culture and how it impacts language. No cr for students w/cr in Linguis 200 with similar title. Prereq: none.
JAPAN 220 - Introduction to Japanese Food Studies (3 units; U)
Cultural, historical, geographic, and sociological aspects of Japanese food culture as related to everyday Japanese culinary practices. Prereq: none.
JAPAN 330 - Japanese Language and Culture (3 units; U)
Japanese expression and culture; influence of Japanese history, customs, and geographic features on the Japanese language. Prereq; Japan 202 (Linguis 242)(P) or equiv. Generates L&S credits for demonstrated equivalent preparation (16 retro credits).
JAPAN 331 - Reading Japanese Short Stories (3 units; U)
Introduction to Japanese short stories to improve reading skills, vocabulary, and understanding of Japanese culture. Generates L&S credits for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro crs). Prereq: Japan 202(P).
JAPAN 351 - Japanese Performance Traditions (3 units; U)
Japanese performance of drama and comedy from noh and kabuki to modern performance. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of OWC-A GER.
JAPAN 352 - Japanese Performance Traditions: Readings (1 units; U)
Readings in Japanese performance texts from medieval noh scripts to modern Japanese theater. Prereq: jr st or cons instr; completion of OWC-A GER; Japan 351(C)
JAPAN 361 - Translating Japanese Media (3 units; U)
Development of the vocabulary, grammar knowledge, translating skills, and cultural sensitivities necessary to produce viable translations. Generates L&S credits for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro crs). Prereq: Japan 202(P).
JAPAN 416 - Introduction to Translation: Japanese to English (3 units; U)
Basic skills for translating texts from Japanese to English; focus on articles and documents encountered in business, banking, legal, medical, and academic contexts. Prereq: jr st; grade of B or better in 300-level or above Japanese language course. .
JAPAN 441 - Business Japanese I (3 units; U)
Language and cultural studies that develop the practical knowledge and skills needed for doing business with Japan. Prereq: Japan 302(P).
JAPAN 500 - Research and Research Writing in Japanese (3 units; U)
Capstone course for Japanese major. Students conduct research in Japanese and produce a thesis and presentation based on that research. Not open to students who have completed Japanese capstone req under FLL 499 or Japan 699. Prereq: grade of B- or better in Japan 401(P); pass level N3 of Japanese Language Proficiency Test; or cons instr.
JAPAN 516 - Seminar in Advanced Translation: Japanese to English (3 units; U)
Translation of ideas and conceptual knowledge in subject areas that include economics, law, society, culture, and history. Prereq: Japan 416(P).