Bulletin--Japanese Pgm. Info.

Foreign Languages and Literatures—Japanese


College of Humanities
Dean: Nancy McDermid

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
HUM 475
415-338-1421
Chair: Julian F. Randolph

Undergraduate Advisers: Midori McKeon, Eiko Tai
Program and Graduate Coordinator: Toshiko Mishima

Faculty
Professor—Mishima

Assistant Professors—McKeon, Tai

Lecturers—Fukumoto, Takamatsu

Programs
B.A. in Japanese

Minor in Japanese

M.A. in Japanese


Program Scope
The undergraduate Japanese program focuses on developing proficiency in the language in a socio-cultural context by offering a variety of language training courses and by conducting courses in culture and literature in Japanese. In addition to the required course work, students choose electives from a broad range of subjects, which include various courses in literature and culture as well as in translation, interpretation, and business Japanese. A Single Subject Credential Waiver Program is available for those working towards a career in teaching Japanese in public schools. The Master of Arts in Japanese offers two emphases: Teaching of Japanese as a Foreign Language and Professional Applications of the Language Study. The curriculum for the teaching emphasis prepares students for a career in teaching Japanese at the community college level. Courses offered include linguistics, pedagogy, and culture. The professional applications emphasis helps students acquire competency in their specific occupational goals in areas such as business, government, communication, arts, and other professional fields.

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

MINOR IN JAPANESE

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				21
Individual 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:

Admission to the Program
For admission to the master's program in Japanese, students must have a bachelor's degree in Japanese or in a field related to the area of intended emphasis; demonstrate by a departmentally-approved examination the proficiency level in Japanese expected at the conclusion of a baccalaureate major in Japanese; submit two essays (one in English, one in Japanese) stating purpose; and submit at least two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from an individual familiar with the student's academic performance.

Demonstration of Exit-Level Language Proficiency
Professional level of proficiency in Japanese is demonstrated by satisfactory completion of a research project, master's thesis and oral defense, or written and oral comprehensive examinations.

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			30
The 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				18
Professional 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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