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Courses in Chinese (CHN)

Lower Division

1. Elementary Chinese (5)

Lecture/discussion—5 hours. Prerequisite: no background in Chinese or placement exam or consent of instructor. Developing elementary level skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Mandarin Chinese in everyday communication settings. Introduction of fundamentals of pronunciation, grammar, and Chinese characters will be introduced. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

1A. Accelerated Intensive Elementary Chinese (15)

Lecture/discussion—15 hours. Prerequisite: no background in Chinese or placement exam or consent of instructor. Introduction and practice in contexts of pronunciation, writing system, basic grammar and vocabulary as basis of communicative competency in Mandarin Chinese within a special nine-week intensive course which combines courses 1, 2 and 3. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 1, 2, or 3. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—Su. (Su.) 

1BL. Accelerated Written Chinese I (5)

Lecture—5 hours. Prerequisite: placement exam or consent of instructor. Trainings on all the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing for students who already have elementary level ability to understand or speak Mandarin Chinese. Emphases on standard Mandarin pronunciation, Chinese characters, and discourse level conversations. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 8. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—F. (F.) 

1CN. Mandarin for Cantonese Speakers I (5)

Lecture—5 hours. Prerequisite: placement exam or consent of instructor. Training in spoken Mandarin, particularly in the phonetic transcription system known as pinyin, for students who already read and write Chinese. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 7. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.

2. Elementary Chinese (5)

Lecture/discussion—5 hours. Prerequisite: course 1 or placement exam or consent of instructor. Continuation of elementary level skill development in listening, speaking, reading and writing Mandarin Chinese in everyday communication settings. Continued introduction of basic vocabulary and characters as well as core grammar, and further train pronunciation. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

2BL. Accelerated Written Chinese II (5)

Lecture—5 hours. Prerequisite: course 1BL or placement exam or consent of instructor. Further trainings on all the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing for students that already have elementary level ability to understand or speak Mandarin Chinese. Emphases on standard Mandarin pronunciation, Chinese characters, and discourse level conversations. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 18. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—W. (W.) 

2CN. Mandarin for Cantonese Speakers II (5)

Lecture—5 hours. Prerequisite: course 1CN or placement exam or consent of instructor. Continuation of course 1CN. Continuation of course 1CN. Training in spoken Mandarin for students who can already read and write Chinese. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 17. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.

3. Elementary Chinese (5)

Lecture/discussion—5 hours. Prerequisite: course 2 or placement exam or consent of instructor. Continuation of elementary level skill development in listening, speaking, reading and writing Mandarin Chinese in everyday communication settings. Continued introduction of basic vocabulary and characters as well as core grammar, and further train pronunciation. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

3BL. Accelerated Written Chinese III (5)

Lecture—5 hours. Prerequisite: course 2BL or placement exam or consent of instructor. Continuation of course 2BL with further trainings on all the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing with emphases on standard Mandarin pronunciation, Chinese characters, and discourse level conversations in more communication settings. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 28. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—S. (S.)

3CN. Mandarin for Cantonese Speakers III (5)

Lecture—5 hours. Prerequisite: course 2CN or placement exam or consent of instructor. Continuation of course 2CN. Prepares students for entering upper division courses in Chinese. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 27. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.

4. Intermediate Chinese (5)

Lecture/discussion—5 hours. Prerequisite: course 3; or placement exam or consent of instructor. Continuation of intermediate-level communication skills in spoken and written Mandarin, based on language skills developed in course 3. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)  

4A. Accelerated Intensive Intermediate Chinese (15)

Prerequisite: course 3 or 1A; or placement exam or consent of instructor. Special nine-week accelerated, intensive summer session course that combines the work of courses 4, 5, and 6. Intermediate-level training in spoken and written Chinese in cultural and communicative contexts, based on language skills developed in course 3 or 1A. Not open to students who have completed course 4, 5, or 6. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—F. (F.) 

5. Intermediate Chinese (5)

Lecture/discussion—5 hours. Prerequisite: course 4; or placement exam or consent of instructor. Training continues at intermediate-level in spoken and written Chinese in cultural contexts, based on language skills developed in course 4. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—W. (W.) 

6. Intermediate Chinese (5)

Lecture/discussion—5 hours. Prerequisite: course 5; or placement exam or consent of instructor. Intermediate-level training in spoken and written Chinese in cultural contexts, based on language skills developed in course 5. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—S. (S.) 

7. Chinese Business Culture (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to non-heritage students who have no prior knowledge of, or background in, the Chinese language; anyone who has taken Chinese language classes before or after being enrolled at UC Davis, or anyone who is currently enrolled in a Chinese language class, or who speaks any Mandarin or Chinese dialect (e.g., Cantonese), cannot take the course for credit without the instructor's permission. Introduction to business culture of China. Basic conversation and Romanization of Chinese words. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div |  AH or SS, OL, WC.—Yeh

10. Modern Chinese Literature (In English) (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Introductory course requiring no knowledge of Chinese language or history. Reading and discussion of short stories and novels and viewing of two films. Designed to convey a feeling for what China has experienced in the twentieth century. Not open for credits to students who have already taken, or are taking concurrently, course 104. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC.—Chen

11. Great Books of China (in English) (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Selected readings in English translation are supplemented with background information on periods, authors and the interrelationships of culture, literature and social change. Methods of analysis are introduced and applied in class discussions. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC.—Halperin

50. Introduction to the Literature of China and Japan (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Methods of literary analysis and their application to major works from the various genres of Chinese and Japanese literature (in translation), including film. East Asian cultural traditions will also be introduced. (Same course as Japanese 50.) GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC.—Gundry

98. Directed Group Study (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)

99. Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)

Upper Division

100A. Chinese Intellectual Traditions: Daoist Traditions (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: a course in Chinese history recommended. English-language survey of key Daoist texts and scholarship. Topics include Daoist concepts of the cosmos, the natural world, scripture, the body, and immortality; Daoist divinities; Daoism and the state. (Same course as Religious Studies 175A) GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC.—Halperin

100B. Confucian Traditions (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Key aspects of the Confucian tradition in dynastic China. Major themes addressed include ritual, classical studies, and Confucian influences on the Chinese family and state. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—Halperin

101. Chinese Film (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. English language survey of Chinese film, from its inception to the end of the twentieth century. Chinese films as important texts for understanding national, transnational, racial, gender, and class politics of modern China. (Same course as Cinema & Technocultural Studies 147A.) GE credit: ArtHum, Div | AH, VL, WC.—Chen

102. Chinese American Literature (in English) (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. English language survey of Chinese American literature which reflects cultural roots in China before immigration and the diaspora experience in the United States after immigration. Memory, nostalgia, national identities, cross-cultural communication, globalization, and trans-national politics. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC.—Chen

103. Modern Chinese Drama (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. English language survey of modern Chinese spoken drama in the twentieth century and its major playwrights, in the context of Chinese history and the interaction of Chinese culture with other cultures. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL, WC.—Chen

104. Modern Chinese Fiction (in English) (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. English language survey of Chinese fiction as it evolved amidst the great historical, social and cultural changes of the twentieth century. Thorough study of the most influential writers and genres. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC.—Chen

105. Western Influences on Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature (in English) (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction of Western literary thought into modern China, the experimentation with Western literary forms and techniques, and the development of Marxism in contemporary literary writing. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC. 

106. Chinese Poetry (in English) (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Organized topically and chronologically, the lyric tradition is explored from the dawn of folk songs down to modern expressions of social protest. Topics include friendship, love, oppression, war, parting, death, ecstasy and beauty. All readings are in English. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC.—Yeh

109A. Topics in Chinese Literature; Crime and Punishment (in English) (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Topics in Chinese literature; crime and punishment. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC.—Chen, Halperin, Yeh

109C. Topics in Chinese Literature; Women Writers (in English) (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Topics in Chinese literature; women writers. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC.—Chen, Halperin, Yeh

109D. Topics in Chinese Literature; The Knight-Errant (in English) (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Topics in Chinese literature; the knight-errant. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC.—Chen, Halperin, Yeh

109E. Topics in Chinese Literature; The City in Fiction (in English) (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Topics in Chinese literature; the city in fiction. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC.—Chen, Halperin, Yeh

109G. Topics in Chinese Literature; The Literature of Twentieth-Century Taiwan (in English) (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Topics in Chinese literature; the literature of twentieth-century Taiwan. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC.—Chen, Halperin, Yeh

109H. Topics in Chinese Literature; Popular Literature (in English) (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Topics in Chinese literature; popular literature. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC.—(S.) Chen, Halperin, Yeh

109I. Topics in Chinese Literature; Scholar & The Courtesan (in English) (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Topics in Chinese literature; the scholar and the courtesan. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC.—Chen, Halperin, Yeh

110. Great Writers of China: Texts and Context (in English) (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Examination of major theoretical concepts and interpretive methods in the study of literature by using examples from the Chinese tradition; discussions of classical and modern works with an emphasis on the relations between literature, author, society, and culture. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC.—Yeh, He

111. Modern Chinese: Reading and Discussion (12)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 6 or placement exam or consent of instructor. Building on Chinese 6/3BL, further development of communication skills in Modern Standard Mandarin-speaking environments. Reading of dialogues/articles pertaining to contemporary China. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.— F. (F.) 

111A. Intensive Third-Year Chinese (12)

Lecture/discussion—13.3 hours. Prerequisite: Not open to students who have completed course 111, 112, or 113. Nine-week intensive summer course combines courses 111, 112, and 113. Training at intermediate-high and advanced-low level in spoken and written Chinese in cultural and communicative contexts based on language skills developed in course 6. GE credit: ArtHum |  AH, OL, WC.—Su. (Su.) 

112. Modern Chinese: Reading and Discussion (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 111 or placement exam or consent of instructor. Continuation of course 111. Further development of communication skills in Modern Standard Mandarin-speaking environments. Reading dialogues/articles pertaining to contemporary China issues and discuss ethical, moral, aesthetic, social, and cultural concerns. Studying strategies for moving between simplified and traditional Chinese characters. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—W. (W.)

113. Modern Chinese: Reading and Discussion (4)

Lecture—3course 112 or placement exam or consent of instructor 112. Continuation of course 112, further developing communication skills in Modern Standard Mandarin-speaking environments. Read dialogues/articles pertaining to contemporary China issues and discuss ethical, moral, aesthetic, social, and cultural concerns. Study strategies for moving between simplified and traditional Chinese characters. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—S. (S.) 

114. Introduction to Classical Chinese (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 112 or equivalent language proficiency; consent of instructor. Introduction to the language in which, until the twentieth century, most official, documentary, scholarly, and belle-lettristic Chinese literature was written. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—F, S. (F, S.) Halperin, He

115. Introduction to Classical Chinese II (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 114 or consent of instructor. Continuation of enhancing classical Chinese reading skills with literature ranging from the prose found in Han dynasty historical works, Six Dynasties anecdotal literature, and Tang occasional texts, as well as the poetic shi and fu genres. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—Halperin, He

116. Introduction to Classical Chinese III (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 115 or consent of instructor. Translations of extended readings in the original sources and brief analyses of syntax. These sources will include texts written by well-known figures from the eighth through fifteenth centuries, composing in a wide variety of genres. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—Halperin, He

120. Advanced Chinese (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 113 or placement exam or consent of instructor. Evaluation of readings from various genres (literature, newspapers, TV and movies, etc.) develop advanced reading, writing, aural comprehension, and formal/professional speech skills in Mandarin Chinese. Chinese society/cultural studies, especially those sociocultural issues reflected in the language used in learning materials. May be repeated one time for credit. Course material is different for each quarter of an academic year. Students may repeat course one time but repeat class cannot be for the same quarter taken in a previous academic year. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

130. Readings in Traditional Chinese Fiction (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 111 or equivalent language proficiency. Examination of representative works of traditional Chinese fiction popular from the 12th Century until the 17th and 18th centuries. Translations in English of the Chinese texts will be available to students as reference. May be repeated one time for credit. GE credit: ArtHum |  AH, VL, WC.—He

131. Readings in Traditional Chinese Poetry (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 111 or equivalent language proficiency; consent of instructor. Traditional Chinese poetry from its beginnings to the golden ages of Tang and Song, surveying forms and poets that best reveal the Chinese poetic sensibility and the genius of the language of Chinese poetry. GE credit: ArtHum | AH.—Yeh

132. Readings in Modern Chinese Poetry (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 111 or equivalent language proficiency; consent of instructor. Chinese poetry from the Literary Revolution of 1917 to the present, surveying works that embody exciting innovations and reflect the modernity of twentieth-century Chinese society and culture. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—Yeh

133. Readings in Modern Chinese Prose and Drama (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 111 or equivalent language proficiency. Literary works and scholarly essays on selected topics of Chinese prose and drama, development of a deep understanding of Chinese culture and society through sophisticated reading materials of these two important genres of the modern period. Conducted in Chinese. May be repeated two times for credit when topic differs. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—Chen

134. Chinese Film in Chinese Language (4)

Lecture—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 111 or equivalent language proficiency. Chinese placement exam. Chinese film and scholarly essays on Chinese cinema and film history. Develop a deep understanding of Chinese culture and society through viewing and studying Chinese films in the Chinese language. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | AH or SS, OL, VL, WC.—Chen

140. Readings in Classical Chinese (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Study and philological analysis of selected texts from the first millennium of Imperial China. May be repeated two times for credit. GE credit: ArtHum | AH.—He

150. Fifth-Year Chinese: Selected Topics in Chinese Language, Literature, and Culture (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 120 or placement exam or consent of instructor. Examination of literary works and scholarly essays on selected topics of Chinese culture and society. Development of a deep understanding of Chinese culture and society through sophisticated Chinese speaking and writing exercises. May be repeated three times for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, OL, WC, WE.—Chu, He, Yeh

160. The Chinese Language (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 6 or 3BL or 3CN or 4A (can be concurrent) or placement exam or consent of instructor; Linguistics 1 recommended. Evaluation of the Chinese language viewed in its linguistic context, synchronically and diachronically. Historical phonology, classical and literary language, rise of written vernacular, descriptive grammar of modern standard Chinese, dialectal variation, and sociolinguistic factors. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—Chu

192. Chinese Internship (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: upper division standing and consent of instructor. Work experience in the Chinese language, with analytical term paper on a topic approved by instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

194H. Special Study for Honors Students (1-5)

Independent study—3-15 hours. Prerequisite: senior standing and qualification for the Chinese honors program; consent of instructor. Guided research, under the direction of a faculty member, leading to a senior honors thesis on a topic in Chinese literature, civilization, or language studies. May be repeated up to eight units for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: ArtHum |  AH, WC, WE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)  

197T. Tutoring in Chinese (1-4)

Tutoring—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Leading of small voluntary discussion groups affiliated with one of the Department's regular courses. May be repeated up to four units for credit. (P/NP grading only.)—Chu

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)

Graduate

299. Research (1-12)

(S/U grading only.)

Professional

396. Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor; graduate standing. Any course taught by a graduate student under the direction of the Director. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Chu

Courses in Japanese (JPN)

Lower Division

1. Elementary Japanese (5)

Lecture/discussion—5 hours. Introduction to spoken and written Japanese in cultural contexts, with emphasis on communication. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—F. (F.) 

1A. Accelerated Intensive Elementary Japanese (15)

Lecture/discussion—15 hours. Special 12 week accelerated, intensive summer session course that combines the work of courses 1, 2 and 3. Introduction to Japanese grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with emphasis on communication. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 1, 2, or 3. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC—Su. 

1AS. Intensive Elementary Japanese (15)

Lecture/discussion—15 hours. Intensive course taught combining the work of courses 1, 2 and 3. Introduction to Japanese grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with emphasis on communication. Offered in Japan. Not open for credit to students who have taken course 1, 2, or 3. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC—Su. (Su.) 

2. Elementary Japanese (5)

Lecture/discussion—5 hours. Prerequisite: successful completion (C- or better) of course 1 or the equivalent language proficiency. Continuation of training in basic Japanese spoken and written skills. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC—W. (W.)

3. Elementary Japanese (5)

Lecture/discussion—5 hours. Prerequisite: successful completion (C- or better) of course 2 or equivalent language proficiency. Continuation of training in basic spoken and written skills in Japanese language. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC—S. (S.)

4. Intermediate Japanese (5)

Lecture/discussion—5 hours. Prerequisite: successful completion (C- or better) of course 3 or the equivalent language proficiency. Intermediate-level training in spoken and written Japanese in cultural context, based on language skills developed in course 3. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC—F. (F.)

5. Intermediate Japanese (5)

Lecture/discussion—5 hours. Prerequisite: successful completion (C- or better) of course 4 or the equivalent language proficiency. Intermediate-level training in spoken and written Japanese in cultural context, based on language skills developed in course 4. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC—W. (W.)

6. Intermediate Japanese (5)

Lecture/discussion—5 hours. Prerequisite: successful completion (C- or better) of course 5 or the equivalent language proficiency. Intermediate-level training in spoken and written Japanese in cultural context, based on language skills developed in course 5. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC—S. (S.)

7S. Intensive Intermediate Japanese (20)

Lecture/discussion—20 hours. Prerequisite: course 2. Not open for students who have taken course 3, 4, 5, or 6; an exception can be made for students who have taken course 3 or its equivalent, provided that those five units are deducted from the 20 total unit load. Special intensive course that combines the work of courses 3, 4, 5, and 6. Introduction to Japanese grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with emphasis on communication. Taught in Japan. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC—S. (S.)

10. Masterworks of Japanese Literature (in English) (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to Japanese literature: readings and discussion in English of important works from earliest times to the present. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.—Sorensen

15S. Introduction to Japanese Culture (2)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours; fieldwork. Restricted to students enrolled in units for the Kyoto Quarter Abroad program. Aspects of Japanese culture: literature, history, religion, art, language, and society. Conducted in English; taught in Japan. (P/NP grading only) GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC—S. (S.) Sorensen

25. Japanese Language and Culture (in English) (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1 or Linguistics 1 or Anthropology 4 recommended. Classification and communication of experience in Japanese culture; principles of language use in Japanese society. Speech levels and honorific language, language and gender, minority languages, literacy. Role of Japanese in artificial intelligence and computer science. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | AH or SS, WC, WE—Koyama

31. Basic Kanji (4)

Lecture—3 hours; practice—1 hour. Prerequisite: successful completion (C- or better) of course 1 or equivalent proficiency of basic writing system (Hiragana and Katakana) or consent of instructor. Restricted to students who have never been exposed to any form of Kanji or Chinese characters before; students who have completed schooling up to the 6th grade in the Japanese education system or equivalent or whose native languages have Chinese character orthography are not allowed to register this course. Introduction and mastery of 300 basic Kanji or Chinese characters to establish a solid foundation in the novel and complex Kanji encountered while learning Japanese. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—Koyama

50. Introduction to the Literature of China and Japan (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Methods of literary analysis and their application to major works from the various genres of Chinese and Japanese literature (in translation), including film. East Asian cultural traditions will also be introduced. (Same course as Chinese 50.) GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC.—Gundry

98. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

99. Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)

Upper Division

101. Japanese Literature in Translation: The Early Period (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Study of early Japanese literature from the Nara to the end of the Heian period through a broad survey of the major literary genres such as lyric poetry, court diaries, prose narratives, poem-tales, and classical Chinese writings. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.—F. (F.) Gundry

102. Japanese Literature in Translation: The Middle Period (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Study of the major literary genres from the twelfth century to the second half of the nineteenth century including poetry, linked-verse, military chronicles, no drama, Buddhist literature, haiku, haibun, kabuki, bunraku, plays and Edo prose narratives. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.—W. (W.) Sorensen

103. Japanese Literature in Translation: The Modern Period (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Modern Japanese literature from the 1870s to the 1970s. Surveys representative literary works and ideas against the social and intellectual background of the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC.—S. (S.) Chang

104. Modern Japanese Literature: War and Revolution (3)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Perspectives and sensibilities with which major modern Japanese writers have interpreted the traumatic and often poignant experiences of war and socio-political upheavals from the late nineteenth century to the 1970s. Lectures, discussions, and readings in English. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC.—Chang

105. Modern Japanese Literature: Hero and Anti-hero (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. The ways in which representative hero and anti-hero protagonists in modern Japanese literature perceive, confront, challenge, and resolve a wide array of social, political, and moral problems of their times. Course taught in English. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC.—Chang

106. Japanese Culture Through Film (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Aspects of Japanese culture such as love, sexuality, war, the military, the family, the position of women, growing up and death as portrayed in Japanese cinema. Lectures, discussion, and readings in English. Films with English subtitles. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL, WC.—Chang, Gundry

107. Modern Japanese Autobiographies (in English) (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper/discussion—1 hour. Exploring the modern and contemporary Japanese social and cultural landscape through critical analysis of modern Japanese autobiographies by prominent and other authors in the 19th and 20th centuries. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC.—F. (F.) Chang

108. Poetry of China and Japan (in English) (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. A comparative approach to Chinese and Japanese poetry, examining poetic practice in the two cultures; includes a general outline of the two traditions, plus study of poetic forms, techniques, and distinct treatments of universal themes: love, nature, war, etc. (Same course as Chinese 108.) GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC.

109. Japanese Popular Culture (5)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; film viewing—3 hours. Japanese popular culture, from its medieval/early modern precedents to contemporary incarnations. Emphasis on the major forms of twentieth- century popular culture, including genre films, popular theater, TV manga (cartoons), animation and science fiction. GE credit: ArtHum, Div | AH, VL, WC.

111. Modern Japanese: Reading and Discussion (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: successful completion (C- or better) of course 6 or the equivalent language proficiency. Readings in modern Japanese short stories, newspaper articles, and essays; conversation practice based on these readings. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL.—F. (F.)  

112. Modern Japanese: Reading and Discussion (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: successful completion (C- or better) of course 111 or equivalent language proficiency. Continuation of course 111. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—W. (W.) 

113. Modern Japanese: Reading and Discussion (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: successful completion (C- or better) of course 112 or equivalent language proficiency. Continuation of course 112. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—S. (S.) 

114A. Spoken Japanese (2)

Discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: successful completion (C- or better) of course 6 or equivalent language proficiency. Training in spoken Japanese for students with a basic working knowledge of the language. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: OL.

114B. Spoken Japanese (2)

Discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: successful completion (C- or better) of course 114A or equivalent language proficiency or consent of instructor. Continuation of course 114A. Training in spoken Japanese for students with a basic working knowledge of the language. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: OL.

114C. Spoken Japanese (2)

Discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: successful completion (C- or better) of course 114B or equivalent language proficiency or consent of instructor. Continuation of course 114B. Training in spoken Japanese for students with a basic working knowledge of the language. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: OL.

115. Japanese Composition (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: successful completion (C- or better) of course 6 or consent of instructor. Development of skills in the techniques of writing Japanese. Practice in short essay writing with an aim toward mastery of the vocabulary and syntax of written style Japanese.—F. (F.) 

117S. Intensive Modern Japanese: Reading and Discussion (17)

Lecture/discussion—17 hours. Prerequisite: course 5. Introduction to basic Japanese grammar and development of more advanced reading, writing, and conversation skills in a cultural context. Combination of courses 6, 111, 112, and 113 taught intensively in Japan. Not open to students who have taken courses 6, 111, 112, or 113; an exception can be made for students who have taken course 6 or its equivalent, provided that those five units are deducted from the 17 total unit load. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.

121. Advanced Japanese I (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: successful completion (C- or better) of course 113 or consent of instructor. First of three courses in a series of fourth year Advanced Japanese which focuses on the levels of formality or politeness in conversation as well as sociocultural aspects and topics in the Japanese society. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC, WE.—Koyama

122. Advanced Japanese II (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: successful completion (C- or better) of course 121 or consent of instructor. Second of three courses in a series of fourth-year Advanced Japanese which focuses on the levels of formality or politeness in conversation as well as socio-cultural aspects and topics in the Japanese society. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC, WE.—W. (W.) Koyama

123. Advanced Japanese III (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: successful completion (C- or better) in course 122 or consent of instructor. Third of three courses in a series of 4th year Advanced Japanese which focuses on the levels of formality or politeness in conversation as well as socio-cultural aspects and topics in the Japanese society. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC, WE.—S. (S.) Koyama

130. Readings in Modern Japanese Literature to 1926 (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 113. Restricted to completion of course 113 or equivalent as determined by taking a placement exam or consent of instructor. Short stories and essays by Japanese writers of the Meiji and Taishô eras, from 1868 to 1926. Authors include Natsume Sôseki, Izumi Kyôka, Tanizaki Jun'ichirô and Akutagawa Ryûnosuke. Readings and discussion in Japanese with some emphasis on translation into English. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—Sorensen

131. Readings in Modern Japanese Literature: 1920-1945 (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 113 or the equivalent language proficiency. Fourth-year level reading of representative works of modern Japanese literature including short stories, novellas, diaries, memoirs, poetry and excerpts from novels and plays from 1920 through the militaristic era, to the end of the war years in 1945. GE credit: ArtHum | AH.—Chang, Gundry

132. Readings in Modern Japanese Literature: 1945-1970 (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 113 or the equivalent language proficiency. Continuation of course 131, but may be taken independently. Covers selected texts from the immediate post-war years beginning in 1945 down to 1970 and the post-war recovery. GE credit: ArtHum | AH.—Chang

133. Readings in Modern Japanese Literature: 1970 to Present (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 113 or the equivalent language proficiency. Continuation of course 132, but may be taken independently. Covers selected texts from 1970 to the present. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—Chang

134. Readings in the Humanities: Traditional Culture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper. Prerequisite: course 113 or the equivalent language proficiency. Fourth-year level reading of modern works by major specialists on traditional Japanese culture: history, religion, thought, art, international relations, and literary history and criticism. Focus is equally on developing reading skills and learning about Japanese culture. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—Sorensen

135. Readings in the Humanities: The Modern Period (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 113 or equivalent language proficiency. Fourth-year level reading of authentic modern writings on Japanese culture, history, philosophy, society, religion, law, politics, international relations, aesthetics, and comparative culture by prominent critics, commentators, and scholars. GE credit: AH, WC.—Chang

136. Readings in Newspapers and Magazines (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 113 or the equivalent language proficiency. Fourth-year level reading of newspaper and magazine reports, articles, and editorials on domestic and international affairs relating to contemporary Japan. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—Chang

137. Readings in Contemporary Japanese Literature (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 113 or equivalent language proficiency. Readings of short stories and essays by contemporary writers. Representative writers include Yoshimoto Banana, Otsuichi, Suzuki Koji, Kyogoku Natsuhiko, Ogawa Yoko, and Murakami Haruki. Readings and discussion in Japanese with some emphasis on translation into English. GE credit: AH, WC.—Sorensen

138. Readings in the Humanities: Japan Today (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 113. Restricted to completion of course 113 or equivalent as determined by taking a placement exam or consent of instructor. Topical essays focused on contemporary Japan. Themes center on defining Japan today in terms of its future and its past such as through its urban society, trends in architecture, "soft power" industries, and "traditional" elements as mainstays of Japan's cultural currency. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—Sorensen

141. Introduction to Classical Japanese (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 113 or equivalent language proficiency. The basic features of classical Japanese grammar through careful reading of selected literary texts such as Hojoki or Tsurezuregusa.—Sorensen

151. Japanese Linguistics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: courses 3 or equivalent language proficiency. Introduction to Japanese linguistics, featuring key aspects of the Japanese language. Analysis of Japanese from the perspectives of phonology, syntax, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.—Koyama

152. Traditional Japanese Drama (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Survey in English of Japanese drama, focusing on traditional forms: noh, kyôgen, bunraku puppet theater, and kabuki, with some attention to modern theater. Texts of plays and secondary works on performance techniques and the composition of plays. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL, WC, WE. —Sorensen

153. Love, Sexuality and the Family in Modern Japanese Literature (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Modern Japanese literature from the late 19th century to the present with a focus on love and sexuality in various forms, particularly as understood through the evolving institution of the Japanese family. Lectures, readings and discussions in English. GE credit: AH, WC, WE.—W. (W.) 

154. Tourism and Heritage in Japan (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Focus on related concepts of tourism and cultural heritage within Japan, with attention to questions of tradition, authenticity and nostalgia. Examination of cultural heritage sites on various scales, including built environment, national cultural forms, and local performances such as festivals. GE credit: AH, WC, WE.—S. (S.) 

155. Introduction to Japanese Folklore (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Focus on narrative genres of myth, legend, and folktale, with additional attention paid to festivals, folk art, belief systems, and the development of folklore studies (minzokugaku) as an academic discipline. Examination the relationship of folklore to ethnic and national identity. GE credit: AH, WC, WE.—W. (W.) 

156. Japanese Literature on Film (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. Survey of films based on works of Japanese literature, emphasis on pre-modern and early modern texts. Introduction to major directors of Japan, with a focus on cinematic adaptation. Lectures and readings in English. Films in Japanese with English subtitles. (Same course as Cinema and Technocultural Studies 148B.) Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL, WC, WE.—(S.) Sorensen

157. Japanese Women Writers (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Survey of women writers from earliest times to the present. Genres include poetry, narrative fiction, diaries, short stories, novels, and film. Representative authors include Murasaki Shikibu, Sei Shônagon, Higuchi Ichiyo, Enchi Fumiko and Ogawa Yôko. Readings and discussion in English. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC, WE.—F, W. Sorensen

158. The Supernatural in Japan (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hours; Film Viewing—3 hours. Depictions of the supernatural in Japanese history through the contemporary era. Overview of Japanese literary and visual arts and the socio- historical contexts of the supernatural. Lectures and readings in English. Films in Japanese with English subtitles. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL, WC.—Sorensen

192. Japanese Internship (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours to be arranged. Work experience in Japanese language, with analytical term paper on a topic approved by instructor. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

194H. Special Study for Honors Students (1-5)

Independent Study—3-15 hours. Prerequisite: senior standing and qualification for the Japanese honors program; consent of instructor. Guided research, under the direction of a faculty member, leading to a senior honors thesis on a topic in Japanese literature, civilization, or language studies. May be repeated up to eight units for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: ArtHum |  AH, WC, WE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

197T. Tutoring in Japanese (1-5)

Tutoring—1-5 hours. Prerequisite: consent of Department chairperson. Leading of small voluntary discussion groups affiliated with one of the Program's regular courses. May be repeated for credit, but only 2 units may be applied to the minor. (P/NP grading only.)

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH, WC.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH, WC.

Graduate

291. Seminar in Modern Japanese Literature: Major Writers (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: one of courses 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138 or equivalent language proficiency. In-depth reading and critical analyses of major works by and critical literature on one or two prominent modern or contemporary writers such as Natsume Soseki, Mori Ogai, Shimazaki Toson, Akutagawa Ryunosuke, Tanizaki Junichiro, Abe Kobo and Oe Kenzaburo. Offered in alternate years.—S. Chang

299. Research (1-12)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.)

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