*We offer beginning and intermediate level Korean Language courses as well. Find out the descriptions and schedule of Korean courses. When using SPIRE, please select "Asian Studies" as a Course Subject, in order to look up Korean courses.
CHINESE 526 READINGS IN MODERN CHINESE LITERATURE I
Critical reading and appreciation of selections from modern Chinese literary works of various genres, including short stories, novels, plays and poems. Reading and discussion in Chinese. Prerequisites are Chinese 426 and Chinese 427.
CHINESE 528 CHINESE LANGUAGE IN CONTEXTS
For upper division and graduate students. (Lower division students can enroll in the companion course Chinese 375). Explores aspects of Chinese language as studies in traditional Chinese linguistics, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and Chinese dialectology. Topics include historical sources, traditional divisions, formation of the standard dialect (Mandarin), social variations and geographical distributions. Prerequisites are Chinese 375 and Chinese 427.
CHINESE 570 RESEARCH IN CHINESE SOURCE MATERIALS
An introduction to the practice Sinology, this course will feature discussion of Sinology as an intellectual and academic discipline in the larger field of the humanities, while introducing the resources required for research in Chinese source materials, including dictionaries, concordances, and other bibliographic tools.
CHINESE 575 SYNTACTIC STRUCTURES OF CHINESE
The general nature of Chinese syntax: Mandarin in particular. Analysis of major syntactic constructions of Mandarin. Issues in Chinese linguistics. Topics include morphemes, words, compounds, phrases, sentence structures found in the various source materials, and various syntactic errors made by learners of Chinese language. Prerequisites: 2 years of Mandarin or Cantonese and Chinese 375 or permission of the instructor.
CHINESE 577 CHINESE DIALECTOLOGY
Develops the ability to use source materials in Chinese linguistics. An historical survey of the nature and developments of Chinese grammatical and phonological students in three stages: Archaic, Ancient and Modern. Prerequisite: Chinese 375 or permission of the instructor.
CHINESE 581 TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Introduction to the theory and research related to Chinese and other foreign language teaching methods with emphasis on their application to Chinese teaching. Other topics include language pedagogy, lesson planning, teaching techniques, materials development, and testing and teacher development.
CHINESE 592S PRE-PRACTICUM
Consult instructor for details. For graduate students working towards certification only.
CHINESE 597E STUDENT TEACHER MID&HIGH SCHOOL
Graduate students working toward teaching certification only.
CHINESE 597K Buddhist and Taoist Literature
In this course we will read some of the greatest literature in the Chinese tradition, Buddhist and Taoist literature, much of which has spread throughout Korea and Japan, and has become increasingly recognized as profound contributions to the history of world literature. First we will explore the classics of the Taoist tradition, philosophers such as Laozi老子, Zhuangzi莊子, and Liezi列子, poets such as Tao Qian陶潛 and Li Bai李白, and the eccentric Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove竹林七賢. Then, we will turn to the classics of Buddhist literature. We will start with passages from crucial sutras (sacred and philosophical writings that convey the teachings of the Buddha) – the Heart Sutra心經, the Lotus Sutra蓮花經, and the Chan/Zen禪宗 Platform Sutra六祖壇經, and the teachings of Linji/Rinzai臨済 – and move on to poets such as Xie Lingyun謝靈運, Wang Wei王維 and Hanshan/Kanzan寒山 (Cold Mountain). The prerequisite for this course is Chinese 450 Elementary Classical Chinese or the equivalent. *This course may be taken as the second semester of pre-modern Chinese required for the Chinese Major.
CHINESE 597M MING-QING NOVEL I
This course introduces the major works of traditional Chinese fiction, including Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Water Margin, and Dream of the Red Chamber. We will engage in close readings of these great novels, while paying attention to issues such as the representation of history, gender relations, changes in conceptions of desire, religious and philosophical beliefs, and the characterization of heroes and anti‐heroes, among others.
CHINESE 597P Traditional Chinese Drama and Performing Arts
This course introduces the major aspects of Chinese theater from its origins in early Chinese history to the present. Through a survey of traditional opera and storytelling, this course aims to explore both the artistic values intrinsic to the Chinese theatrical tradition and the social values or forces related to this tradition. 3 credits.
CHINESE 597Q Ming-Qing Novel II
This course focuses on a masterpiece of traditional Chinese fiction written in the Qing dynasty (1644-1911)—The Dream of the Red Chamber (Honglou meng; also known as The Story of the Stone) by Cao Xueqin (ca.1715-1763). We will engage in close reading of the first eighty chapters of this vernacular novel, while paying attention to issues such as the characterization of heroes and heroines, religious and philosophical beliefs, and the portrayal of gender relations, among others. In order to explore the complexity and richness of this novel, we will also discuss the major social and cultural developments during this period.
CHINESE 660 PROBLEMS AND METHODS IN TRANSLATION
Training in the translation of Chinese literature and introduction to translation theory and practice. Selections from various literary genres, including classical poetry, modern Chinese fiction and ethnic minority folktales. Introduction to theory and practice of major English translations of Chinese. Familiarization with appropriate tools. Discussion of specific problems in Chinese‐English translation. Emphasis varies according to individual needs and interests. Prerequisite is Chinese 427 (Advanced Modern Chinese II).
CHINESE 691A GRADUATE SEMINAR
Topic determined by the fields and interests of the students enrolled in the course. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
JAPANESE 532 MEDIA JAPANESE I
JAPANESE 536 ADVANCED MODERN JAPANESE I
JAPANESE 537 ADVANCED MODERN JAPANESE II
A continuation of Japanese 532 and 536. Students will further develop skills in reading and analyzing quality Japanese texts, listening to conversations and debates, and expressing opinions clearly and logically in writing and in verbal discussions. As such, this course is designed to help students gain proficiency in academic situations. Prerequisite: Japanese 532/536. 3 credits. *Offered in Spring only.
JAPANESE 556 CLASSICAL JAPANESE I
JAPANESE 556H CLASSICAL JAPANESE I
Introduction to the literary language of Japanese through the study of classical grammar (bungotai 文語体) and the linguistic analysis of classical poetry and prose texts. Prerequisite: Japanese 497A or consent of the instructor. Recommended companion course: Japanese 597A (see below). This course is open to regular and honors students.
JAPANESE 557 INTRODUCTION OF CLASSICAL JAPANESE II
Pre Requisite: Japanese 556
Students must enroll in JAPANESE 597A.
JAPANESE 556 (or 556K ) or permission of the Instructor
JAPANESE 557H CLASSICAL JAPANESE II
A continuation of Japanese 556H. Critical reading and appreciation of selected major classical texts (poetry and prose) in their cultural and literary context. Focus on improving grammar and dictionary skills, as well as introducing basic philological research. Prerequisite: Japanese 556H or consent of instructor. Recommended companion course: Japanese 597A (see below).This course is open to both regular and honors students.
JAPANESE 560H REBELS AND MARTYRS
This course is open to both regular and honors students. Seminar addresses issues of Sacrifice Rebellion, and Martyrdom in Pre-modern and Modern Japan. Analysis of primary and secondary literature as well as films on a variety of topics. Taught in English, this course meets with Japanese 499D, the capstone course for honor students.
JAPANESE 570 INTRO JAPANESE REF& BIBLOGR
JAPANESE 580 Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
Seminar on the theoretical and practical approaches to foreign language learning and teaching. Topics include second language acquisition theory, psycholinguistics in L2 acquisition, Japanese teaching methodology, syllabus design, lesson planning, materials development, testing and assessment, and teacher development. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
JAPANESE 591B SEMINAR IN MODERN JAPANESE PHILOSOPHY
This offering will focus on the development of philosophy in modern Japan. Concentration will be on some of the major figures of the late 19th and 20th centuries and how they conceived of philosophy in contexts of war, in the ebb and flow of national sensitivities, and in relationship to the West will be major themes. How such philosophy grappled with the questions of “Japanese-ness,” while important here, will not overshadow the fact that philosophers were at the same time trying to cope with major questions about human existence, death, justice, and the ethical dilemmas of modern society. Reading will be from translated primary sources and from related works. Efforts will be made to relate much of this material to contemporary social and ethical problems – thus, it is hoped, showing how the thinking of these modern Japanese may have value and importance even for students with academic and long-term interests not specifically linked to the study of Japan.
JAPANESE 591M QUEER JAPAN IN LITERATURE AND CULTURE
JAPANESE 591S WOMEN WRITERS OF JAPAN
JAPANESE 592 PROSEMINARS GRADUATE FACULTY
Various proseminars are offered by faculty as a requirement for the Master’s degree in Japanese, sometimes in parallel with existing undergraduate courses. Enrollment is open to graduate students only.
JAPANESE 593 HEIAN LITERARY CULTURE
In “Heian Literary Culture” we go beyond The Tale of Genji to look closely at a number of other Heian period literary works (all in English translation) that are sometimes skimmed over in survey courses. We also ground our view of this literature in the culture and history of the period, looking at recent scholarly studies for secondary readings. It is strongly recommended that students have a general knowledge of the Heian period before they register for this course. Please contact the instructor for a suggested reading list.
JAPANESE 593B INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE LINGUISTICS
Introduction to the nature of Japanese phonology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics. Following a brief survey of basic linguistic concepts, the course focuses on the structure of modern Japanese, comparative linguistics, Japanese language acquisition, and controversial issues in Japanese linguistics.
JAPANESE 597A MANUSCRIPT JAPANESE
JAPANESE 597C PROBLEMS AND METHODS IN TRANSLATION
Advanced training in practical techniques associated with the translation of modern Japanese; familiarization with appropriate glossaries, dictionaries, and other translator’s tools. Discussion of specific problems in Japanese-English translation and practice with a variety of prose styles used in journalistic, political, commercial, literary and other forms of modern writing. For undergraduate students only.
JAPANESE 660 PROBLEMS AND METHODS IN TRANSLATION
Advanced training in practical techniques associated with the translation of modern Japanese; familiarization with appropriate glossaries, dictionaries, and other translator’s tools. Discussion of specific problems in Japanese-English translation and practice with a variety of prose styles used in journalistic, political, commercial, literary and other forms of modern writing. For graduate students only.
JAPANESE 691A GRADUATE SEMINAR
JAPANESE 697A READINGS IN JAPANESE THEORY AND METHOD
Consult Professor Miller for more information. For graduate students only.