Undergraduate Advisers: Midori McKeon, Eiko Tai
Program and Graduate Coordinator: Toshiko Mishima
Assistant Professors—McKeon, Tai
Minor in Japanese
M.A. in Japanese
See Foreign Languages and Literatures for general information on degree programs.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN JAPANESE
Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Japanese discipline in the Announcement of Courses section). Upper division courses in Japanese are generally conducted in Japanese, and students are expected to use Japanese in their speaking, reading, and writing.
Units JAPN 301 Japanese Conversation 3 JAPN 302 Japanese Reading and Grammar 3 JAPN 305 Advanced Conversation and Composition I 3 JAPN 309 Advanced Readings in Japanese 3 JAPN 325 Practical Linguistics in Japanese 3 JAPN 401 Topics in Japanese Culture 3 JAPN 510 Modern Japanese Literature 3 Upper division electives on advisement 9 Total 30
JAPN 301 Japanese Conversation 3 JAPN 302 Japanese Reading and Grammar 3 JAPN 305 Advanced Conversation and Composition I or JAPN 306 Advanced Conversation and Composition II 3 JAPN 309 Advanced Readings in Japanese 3 Electives on advisement, of which at least 3 units must be upper division 9 Total 21Individual student programs will be designed by an academic adviser, according to student's background and need.
MASTER OF ARTS IN JAPANESE
The Master of Arts in Japanese offers two emphases:
Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Japanese discipline in the Announcement of Courses section).
Core Courses for Both Emphases Units JAPN 750 Seminar in Japanese Linguistics 3 JAPN 800 Seminar in Analysis of Japanese Cultural Studies 3 JAPN 890 Integrative Seminar: Japanese Language and Culture 3 Emphasis (units selected from one of the emphases listed below) 18 Culminating Experience Requirement One of the following three options: 3 JAPN 895 Applied Research Project JAPN 898 Master's Thesis and Oral Defense An additional graduate course on advise- ment in Japanese language, literature, culture, pedagogy, or professional applications; and Master's Comprehensive Oral and Written Examinations Minimum total 30The student is admitted to the oral examination upon passing the written examination. Both examinations may not be attempted more than two times.
Teaching of Japanese as a Foreign Language Emphasis
Units JAPN 695 Seminar in Materials Development for Teaching Japanese 3 JAPN 760 Seminar in Pedagogical Japanese Linguistics 3 JAPN 770 Seminar in Teaching Japanese 3 JAPN 780 Practicum in Teaching Japanese 3 Electives selected on advisement 6 Total 18Professional Applications Emphasis
Units Units selected on advisement from the following (at least six must be at the graduate level): 12 JAPN 350 Introduction to Translation JAPN 390 Business Japanese JAPN 395 Business Writing JAPN 401 Heian Culture: Culture of Peace JAPN 401 Japanese Identity JAPN 401 Japanese Way of Living JAPN 590 Japanese Women Writers JAPN 590 Contemporary Japanese Literature JAPN 690 Introduction to Consecu- tive Interpretation JAPN 710 Current Topics: Magazines and Periodicals JAPN 710 Current Topics: Newspapers JAPN 710 Current Topics: Radio and Television JAPN 710 Interpretation Workshop JAPN 710 Translation Workshop JAPN 860 Seminar in Modern Japanese Literature Electives selected upon advisement (Japanese courses or courses from other departments): 6 Minimum total for emphasis 18
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