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Seminar on the theoretical and practical approaches to technology use in foreign and second language learning and teaching. Topics include teaching methodology, introduction to available and latest technology, material development, ethical and legal issues in technology use. Japanese 580 is preferred to be taken prior to Japanese 591JT, but is not required.
This course satisfies the Junior Year Writing Requirement through a two-pronged approach. One part builds upon the College Writing course by going step by step through the presentation of advanced research including finding topics, doing the actual research, taking notes, organizing your thoughts, creating a first draft, and editing them into a final polished whole. In addition, to teach major-specific writing, this course provides an introduction to how various people have seen Japan and seeks to develop tools for the analysis of the cultural products (such as art, cinema, or literature) of Japan. Writing assignments will include various kinds of exercises such as travel literature, reviews, and news articles, as well as a major research paper. By the end of the semester, each student will have a better understanding of the scope and range of approaches to a different culture. In doing so, each student will also gain some perspective into the political position they endorse in their own scholarship. Satisfies the Junior Year Writing requirement for Japanese.
Exploration of Japan's secular and religious arts and their impact on gendered literary texts, such as early aristocratic women's writings and medieval warrior epics. Films about the traditional theater, which influenced the culture of sexuality, and about the Zen-inspired art of the tea ceremony, which reflected political upheaval. Locating points of intersection between art and literature, religion and politics in modern Japan under Western influence. Conducted in English. No prerequisites. (Gen.Ed. I, DG)
Helps students to read high-quality Japanese texts in some quantity and different genres at the advanced level. Oral and written discussion of pertinent issues. Conducted in Japanese.
This non-intensive third year course continues on from Japanese 327, leading to completion of textbook-centered coursework and preparing students for working exclusively with authentic materials. Strong emphasis on oral proficiency and development of compositional skills, with attention also on increasing kanji recognition and production. Discussion primarily in Japanese.