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Department of East Asian Studies

Chair

Benjamin A. Elman

Departmental Representative

Steven Chung

Director of Graduate Studies

Atsuko Ueda

Professor

Chih-p'ing Chou

Martin C. Collcutt, also History

Benjamin A. Elman, also History

Sheldon M. Garon, also History

Martin Kern

David R. Leheny

Seiichi Makino

Susan Naquin, also History

Richard H. Okada

Willard J. Peterson, also History

Associate Professor

Amy B. Borovoy

Atsuko Ueda

Assistant Professor

Janet Y. Chen, also History

Steven Chung

Pieter Christian Aize Keulemans

Joy S. Kim

Federico Marcon, also History

Ping Wang

Everett Y. Zhang

Senior Lecturer

Joanne Yang Chiu Chiang

Shinji Sato

Joowon Suh

Lecturer

Jianfei Chen

Haoyuan Duan

Xiaoke Jia

Shanshan Li

Anmin Liu

Jincheng Liu

Zhiwei Liu

Hisae Matsui

Tomoko Shibata

Yukari Tokumasu

Ding Wang

Kerim Yasar, also Council of the Humanities

Jie Ying

Yuseon Yun

Lingxia Zhou

Associated Faculty

Robert W. Bagley, Art and Archaeology

Thomas J. Christensen, Woodrow Wilson School, Politics

Christina Davis, Woodrow Wilson School, Politics

Thomas W. Hare, Comparative Literature

Gilbert F. Rozman, Sociology

Jerome Silbergeld, Art and Archaeology

Jacqueline I. Stone, Religion

Stephen F. Teiser, Religion

Andrew M. Watsky, Art and Archaeology

King-To Yeung, Sociology


The Department of East Asian Studies provides undergraduate concentrators with a broad-ranging knowledge of the languages and cultures of China, Japan, and Korea.

Information and Departmental Plan of Study

Concentrators are expected to achieve proficiency in one East Asian language through the third-year level and to take eight departmental courses. The departmentals must include the junior seminar, at least one course on premodern East Asia, any combination of two of the four courses HIS/EAS 207-208 and HUM/EAS/COM 233-234, and at least one course covering material outside of a student's primary area of language specialization. A single course may not be used to satisfy two requirements, with the exception of HIS 207 and HUM 233, either of which may be used to satisfy the requirement of a course on premodern Asia.

A minimum of six of the eight departmentals must be EAS-prefixed courses. The remaining two departmentals may be chosen from EAS-prefixed courses, cognate courses, language courses at or above the 300 level (after the three-year proficiency requirement is fulfilled), or any language courses in a second East Asian language. Students entering the department with some degree of language proficiency may place out of all or part of the language requirement but still need to fulfill a minimum of eight departmentals.

Advanced Placement

Students seeking advanced placement should consult the departmental representative.

Prerequisites

Students entering the department must have completed at least one year (the 102 level) of language training and preferably completed 107 or its equivalent before the first term of their junior year.

Early Concentration

Students who meet the prerequisites for entrance into the department may be admitted and begin their program of concentration in the second term of their sophomore year.

Independent Work

Junior Year. In the fall term the student participates in the departmental junior seminar (EAS 300), and also writes a junior independent work. In the spring, the student writes a second junior independent work paper under the supervision of an appropriate faculty member. At the end of the junior year, the student begins to draft a proposal for the senior thesis.

Senior Year. Each student prepares a senior thesis in consultation with an appropriate member of the faculty. The senior thesis represents the culmination of the undergraduate curriculum. It should be an original contribution to scholarship on East Asia, based at least in part on source materials in the student's language of specialization.

Senior Departmental Examination

At the end of the spring term, the student appears before a faculty committee for an oral defense of the thesis. In addition, each senior will take written comprehensive examinations in two fields selected from the core areas of history, literature, culture, and society taught in the department. If the two fields concern the same country, one must be premodern and one modern. Sample questions will be provided.

Study Abroad

The Department of East Asian Studies offers varied opportunities for overseas study in East Asia. Majors, certificate students, and non-majors are encouraged to take advantage of intensive summer or year-long language study and/or internships. The programs hosted by East Asian studies are the intensive Chinese and Japanese language programs in Beijing, China, and Kanazawa, Japan. Upon graduation, students will normally find themselves prepared to begin graduate work at a higher level because of such foreign language experience and training. The department also encourages students to participate in extended internships or study programs in East Asia.

Scholarship aid is available to majors and non-majors for both summer and year-long programs. Students should contact the East Asian studies program office for these funding opportunities. Students should also contact the Office of International Programs about other sources of funding. Application deadlines are early in the academic year. More information is available from the directors of the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language programs, or from the Department of East Asian Studies website.

Certificate in Language and Culture

A student majoring in a department other than East Asian studies may earn a certificate in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean by completing three or more language courses beyond the second-year level and one or more East Asian studies or cognate courses in linguistics, religion, history, or anthropology. Students must also complete a substantial piece of independent research based at least in part on Chinese, Japanese, or Korean sources dealing with aspects of East Asia. Its topic has to be in the humanities. The paper could be either an original piece of research or a junior paper or senior thesis. If such a junior paper or senior thesis is written for another department, at least half of the work has to be on East Asia. East Asian studies majors concentrating on one language can earn a language and culture certificate in the other, but may not also earn an East Asian studies program certificate. Students interested in earning a certificate should apply at the department office by the end of their junior year. Students may not earn both East Asian studies department and East Asian studies program certificates.

Program in East Asian Studies. Undergraduates who prefer to concentrate in other departments or programs, for example, anthropology, art and archaeology, history, politics, religion, or sociology, or in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, can combine their work with the study of East Asian languages and civilizations through the Program in East Asian Studies.

Cognates. A list of cognate courses in other departments can be found on the departmental website.


Courses


CHI 101 Elementary Chinese I   Fall

An intensive introductory course in modern spoken and written Chinese, stressing oral-aural facility and the analysis of structure. Five hours of class. No credit give for CHI 101 unless followed by CHI 102. C. Chou

CHI 102 Elementary Chinese II   Spring

Continued intensive study of modern spoken and written Chinese, stressing listening, speaking, reading, writing, and the analysis of structure. Five hours of class. C. Chou

CHI 103 Intensive Elementary Chinese   Fall

An intensive course covering 101 and 102 in one semester for students with fair fluency and limited ability in reading and writing. The course will emphasize reading and writing skills and the analysis of grammar. Prerequisite: instructor's permission (oral interview in Chinese). Five hours of class. Staff

CHI 105 Intermediate Chinese I   Fall

An intensive study of modern spoken and written Chinese, this course shifts the emphasis to the reading of contemporary Chinese dialogue. Five hours of class. Staff

CHI 105C Intermediate Chinese I in Beijing  

A four-week summer intensive language course taught in Beijing, China, at Beijing Normal University. Students work on developing a strong foundation for modern spoken and written Chinese, with emphasis on the reading of contemporary Chinese dialogue. Admission by application. Prerequisite: 101-102, or equivalent. Five two-hour classes, five two-hour drill sessions, plus individual tutorial sessions. Staff

CHI 107 Intermediate Chinese II   Spring

Continuing the intensive study of modern spoken and written Chinese, this course shifts the emphasis to the reading of contemporary Chinese cultural and social issues. Five hours of class. Staff

CHI 107C Intermediate Chinese II in Beijing  

A four-week summer intensive language course taught in Beijing, China, at Beijing Normal University, which is a continuation of 105C. This course continues the intensive study of modern spoken and written Chinese and includes the study of modern cultural and social issues. Admission by application. Prerequisite: 105C or equivalent. Five two-hour classes, five two-hour drill sessions, plus individual tutorial sessions. Staff

CHI 108 Intensive Intermediate Chinese   Spring

An intensive course that covers 105 and 107 in one semester for students who have completed 103. Conducted in Chinese, with emphasis on reading and writing. Prerequisite: 103 or instructor's permission. Five hours of class. Staff

CHI 301 Introduction to Classical Chinese I   Fall

Introduction to the grammar of classical Chinese through study of selections from ancient texts. Readings include the Analects and the Mencius. Prerequisite: 107 or 108, or instructor's permission. Four hours of classes, conducted in Chinese. J. Chiang

CHI 302 Introduction to Classical Chinese II   Spring

Continuation of 301. Introduction to the grammar of classical Chinese through study of selections from ancient texts. Readings include the Analects, the Mencius, Zhuangzi, and selections from Han historical texts and essays written in later periods. Four hours of classes, conducted in Chinese. J. Chiang

CHI 303 Third-Year Modern Chinese I   Fall

Designed to develop further the student's overall language skills through reading and discussion of contemporary affairs published in Chinese newspapers. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHI 105-107, or instructor's permission. Staff

CHI 303C Third-Year Modern Chinese I in Beijing  

A four-week summer intensive language course taught in Beijing, China, at Beijing Normal University. This course is designed for students who are interested in current political and social issues in China and Taiwan. Reading materials will be selected from newspapers of the People's Republic of China. Admission by application. Prerequisite: CHI 103-108, 105-107, or equivalent. Five two-hour classes, five two-hour drill sessions, plus individual tutorial sessions. Staff

CHI 304 Third-Year Modern Chinese II   Spring

A continuation of CHI 303, designed to improve the student's facility in written and oral expression through a close study of newspaper essays and commentaries. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHI 303 or instructor's permission. Staff

CHI 304C Third-Year Modern Chinese II in Beijing  

A four-week summer intensive language course taught in Beijing, China, at Beijing Normal University, which is a continuation of 303C. This course is designed to further improve the student's facility in written and oral expression through a close study of newspaper essays and commentaries. Prerequisite: 303C or equivalent. Five two-hour classes, five two-hour drill sessions, plus individual tutorial sessions. Staff

CHI 305 Intensive Third-Year Modern Chinese I   Fall

Designed for students who are interested in current political and social issues in Chinese affairs. Reading materials will be selected from newspapers of the People's Republic of China. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: 103-108, or instructor's permission. Staff

CHI 306 Intensive Third-Year Modern Chinese II   Spring

A continuation of 305, designed to further improve the student's facility in written and oral expression through a close study of essays published in contemporary Chinese newspapers and magazines. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: 305 or instructor' s permission. Staff

CHI 401 Advanced Classical Chinese I   Not offered this year LA

Intensive introduction to classical Chinese through the study of selections from ancient texts. Four classes conducted in Chinese. Staff

CHI 402 Advanced Classical Chinese II   Not offered this year LA

Continuation of 401. Intensive introduction to classical Chinese through the study of selections from ancient texts. Four classes conducted in Chinese. Staff

CHI 403 Fourth-Year Modern Chinese I   Fall

Reading and discussion of selections from Chinese scholarly journals and newspapers on contemporary Chinese political, economic, and social issues. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: 304 or instructor's permission. Staff

CHI 403C Fourth-Year Modern Chinese I in Beijing  

A four-week summer intensive language course taught in Beijing, China, at Beijing Normal University. Readings and discussions from Chinese scholarly journals including essays and newspaper articles. Students are exposed to a variety of modern Chinese literary genres, as well as some of the major substantive issues that modern Chinese intellectuals have faced. Admission by application. Prerequisite: 303-304, 305-306, or equivalent. Five two-hour classes, five two-hour drill sessions, plus individual tutorial sessions. Staff

CHI 404 Fourth-Year Modern Chinese II   Spring

A continuation of 403. Reading and discussion of scholarly writings in the fields of Chinese literature and modern Chinese intellectual history. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: 403, or instructor's permission. Staff

CHI 404C Fourth-Year Modern Chinese II in Beijing  

A four-week summer intensive language course taught in Beijing, China, at Beijing Normal University, which is a continuation of 403C. Continued readings and discussion on academic written materials and scholarly writings on literature. This course also exposes students to the social issues China has faced in recent years while discussing various aspects of contemporary Chinese society. Prerequisite: 403C or equivalent. Five two-hour classes, five two-hour drill sessions, plus individual tutorials. Staff

CHI 405 Intensive Fourth-Year Modern Chinese I   Fall

Reading and discussion based on Chinese scholarly journals, popular essays, and newspaper articles. Students are exposed to a variety of modern Chinese literary genres, as well as some of the major substantive issues that modern Chinese intellectuals have faced. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: 306 or instructor's permission. Staff

CHI 406 Intensive Fourth-Year Modern Chinese II   Spring

Continued reading and discussion of scholarly writings on modern Chinese literature. This course also exposes students to the social issues China has faced in recent years, while discussing various aspects of contemporary Chinese society. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: 405 or instructor's permission. Staff

CHI 411 Readings in Modern Chinese Intellectual History   Fall LA

Designed to give students who have had advanced training in both classical and modern Chinese an opportunity for directed readings in their own fields. The focus of readings is modern Chinese intellectual history. One class, two hours of discussion, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: three or more years of modern Chinese, or instructor's permission. C. Chou

CHI 412 Readings in Classic Chinese Short Stories   Spring LA

Focuses on reading and discussing selections from Feng Menglong's Sanyan, the most popular and well-known collection of classic Chinese short stories published in the late 16th century. One class, two hours of discussion, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: three or more years of modern Chinese, or instructor's permission. C. Chou

CHI 451C Fifth-Year Modern Chinese I in Beijing  

A four-week summer intensive language course taught in Beijing, China, at Beijing Normal University. Materials are drawn from modern Chinese literature, film, and intellectual history, and include readings on contemporary issues as well. Admission by application. Prerequisite: 403-404, 405-406, or equivalent. Five two-hour classes, five two-hour drill sessions, plus individual tutorial sessions. Staff

CHI 452C Fifth-Year Modern Chinese II in Beijing  

A four-week summer intensive language course taught in Beijing, China, at Beijing Normal University, which is a continuation of 451C. Continued readings and discussion on modern Chinese literature, film, and intellectual history. This course, which is designed to bring students to near-native competence in all aspects of modern Chinese, prepares students for advanced research or employment in a variety of China-related fields. Admission by application. Prerequisite: 451C or equivalent. Five two-hour classes, five two-hour drill sessions, plus individual tutorial sessions. Staff

EAS 207 History of East Asia to 1800 (see HIS 207)

EAS 208 East Asia since 1800 (see HIS 208)

EAS 217 The Arts of Japan (see ART 217)

EAS 221 Introduction to Modern Japanese Literature   Fall, Spring LA

The course will cover major writers and works of the 20th century. We will examine how Japanese writers responded to modern fictional and linguistic forms imported from the West, how they negotiated what they had inherited from their long and illustrious literary past, and how postwar writers view their newly "democratized" world. A. Ueda

EAS 225 Japanese Society and Culture (also ANT 225)   SA

An exploration of Japanese labor, gender and feminism, crime and social control, race and notions of homogeneity, nationalism and youth culture. The course considers Japan's struggle to come to terms with the West while at the same time integrating its past. It also looks at American misperceptions of Japanese society and economics. Two lectures, one preceptorial. A. Borovoy

EAS 226 The Religions of China (see REL 226)

EAS 228 Religion in Japanese Culture (see REL 228)

EAS 231 The Chinese Classics: A Comparative Approach (also HUM 231)   Not offered this year LA

Intensive reading and comparative analysis of canonic texts of classical Chinese learning, including Book of Changes, Book of Songs, Book of History; Confucian Analects. Texts will be related to parallel readings in Western scripture and classics, to pursue seminal patterns of conceptualization and expression in the two civilizations. One three-hour class. Staff

EAS 232 Introduction to Chinese Literature   Spring LA

The development of classical Chinese literature, traced through close readings of original texts in English translation. Topics include the nature of the Chinese language and writing system, classical literary thought, religious and philosophical influences, dominance of poetry, emergence of historical writing, and vernacular fiction. Two lectures, one preceptorial. Staff

EAS 233 East Asian Humanities I: The Classical Foundations (see HUM 233)

EAS 234 East Asian Humanities II: Tradition and Transformation (see HUM 234)

EAS 240 The Perception of China and Asia in the West (also HIS 240)   HA

Presents some of the major themes in the Western perception of China since 1250, from Marco Polo to Chairman Mao, and introduces students to the nature of history and historical writing. Students will be challenged to conduct their own critical historiographical analysis. Readings will focus on primary sources in translation and relevant secondary studies. Two lectures, one preceptorial. B. Elman

EAS 282 A Documents-based Approach to Asian History (see HIS 282)

EAS 300 Junior Seminar   Fall SA

Designed to introduce departmental majors, in the fall of their junior year, to the tools, methodologies, and topics related to the study of East Asian history and culture. The focus of the course will vary each year, and will be cross-national and multidisciplinary, covering both premodern and modern periods. One three-hour seminar. S. Chung

EAS 303 Strategic Asia (see SOC 303)

EAS 320 Early Japanese History (also HIS 320)   Not offered this year HA

The history of Japan from the origins of the Japanese people to the establishment of Tokugawa rule in 1600, using the epic war tale The Tale of the Heike as a lens. Particular emphasis will be placed on institutional and cultural history. One three-hour seminar. M. Collcutt

EAS 321 Early Modern Japan (also HIS 321)   Fall HA

The history of Japan during the period of Samurai rule. Distinctive features of Tokugawa society and culture from the foundation of the regime in 1600 to its decline in the 19th century, the opening of Japan to Western contact, the course of economic development, and the consolidation of the Meiji State. Two lectures, one preceptorial. Staff

EAS 322 Buddhism in Japan (see REL 322)

EAS 324 20th-Century Japan (see HIS 322)

EAS 331 Chinese Poetry (also COM 331)   LA

Close reading of classical Chinese poetry through transliteration, word-to-word explication, notes on allusions and background, and literal translation. Discussion of Chinese theories of poetry and the comparison between Chinese and Western poetic traditions. Knowledge of the Chinese language is not required or expected. One three-hour seminar. P. Wang

EAS 333 The Chinese Novel (also COM 333)   Fall LA

Extensive readings in the six "classic'' Chinese novels: Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Water Margin, Golden Lotus, Journey to the West (Monkey), Story of the Stone (Dream of the Red Chamber), and The Scholars, in English translations. Discussions will focus on interpretive and comparative issues. One three-hour seminar. Alternates with 433. Staff

EAS 334 20th-Century Chinese Literature   Fall, Spring LA

Analysis through selected literary works, mostly fiction, of authors' ideas, hopes, and worries about the fate of modern China. Consideration of literary technique and literary history and of the larger historical context. Readings in English. One lecture, one two-hour conference. Staff

EAS 335 Early Chinese History to 221 (also HIS 318)   Not offered this year HA

History of China from the earliest times until the end of the first unified empire in A.D. 200. Political developments will be related to the underlying social and economic changes and the development of early systems of thought. Primary documents will be read in translation, where possible, and the results of recent archaeological discoveries will be related to the written record. Two lectures, one preceptorial. Staff

EAS 336 The Making and Transformation of Medieval China: 300-1200 (also HIS 319)   Not offered this year HA

This course provides a survey of the history of China from the dissolution of the first unified empire to the eve of the Mongol invasion. Key issues include the Tang-Song transformation, influence of Buddhism and Neo-Confucianism, the rise of literati culture, the development of autocratic rulership, and commercialism. Two lectures, one preceptorial. Staff

EAS 340 Culture and Society in Late Imperial China: 1000-1900 (also HIS 340)   Not offered this year HA

A survey of the major cultural and social developments from early Song to high Qing that have particular relevance for understanding China in its modern predicament. Emphasis will be placed on the interplay between ideas and society, growth of new social institutions, emergence of classical elites and religious groups. Two lectures, one preceptorial. B. Elman

EAS 341 The Tale of Genji in the World   Fall, Spring LA

Examination of selected literary texts from premodern and modern Japan and from contemporary Western critical writings. Topics will include modern interpretations of tradition, narrative as a mode of knowledge, translation and interpretation, and the general problems involved in the study of a non-Western literature. One three-hour seminar. Knowledge of Japanese is not required. R. Okada

EAS 342 Southeast Asia's Global History (see HIS 342)

EAS 343 Modern Japanese Literature: Early Years   Spring LA

An introduction to major literary works in the early modern period when Japanese literature was attempting to re-establish itself through Western influences. Readings in English translation include works by Ogai, Soseki, Ichiyo, Toson, and Shiga. Topics include the evolution of modern Japanese fiction vis-a-vis the modernization of Japan, representations of self, individualism, and nationalism. Staff

EAS 344 Postwar Japanese Narrative: Modern to Postmodern (also COM 344)   Fall LA

A critical survey of important literary, critical, and popular texts in postwar Japan. Readings and discussion of translated texts by writers and thinkers such as Kawabata, Oe, Maruyama, and Abe as well as by lesser-known women writers, avant-garde poets, and comic writers. Topics include the impact of war and urbanization, existentialism, ethnicity, postmodernism, and feminism. One three-hour seminar. A. Ueda

EAS 345 Sexuality and Desire in Modern Japan   Spring LA

An examination of texts written by women in Japan during the premodern and modern periods in the context of feminist and cross-cultural criticism. The premodern period will focus on how we read products of a culture in which women had their own gendered discursive style. The modern period will focus on what happened when women found themselves negotiating a field dominated by a male- and Western-oriented writing establishment. Offered in alternate years. One three-hour seminar. R. Okada

EAS 346 The Chinese Economy (see ECO 379)

EAS 354 Early Modern China (see HIS 324)

EAS 355 China, 1850 to the Present (see HIS 325)

EAS 415 Intellectual History of China to the Fifth Century (also HIS 415)   Fall EM

Considers the developing repertoire of ideas in China to the end of the Chin period, with key philosophical, political, ethical, and scientific concepts treated in terms of their social context and subsequent influence. One three-hour seminar. A prior course in East Asian studies is desirable but not required. W. Peterson

EAS 416 Intellectual History of China from the Ninth to the 19th Century (also HIS 416)   Spring HA

The main facets and changes in the outlook of the intellectual elite in society and politics from the establishment of the literati in the 11th century to their survival under the Manchu conquest and incursions from Western powers. The focus is on the preservation of cultural integrity in the face of internal and external political and ideological challenges. One three-hour seminar. A prior course in East Asian studies is desirable but not required. W. Peterson

EAS 417 Modern Chinese Thought   Fall HA

A systematic study of problems and concepts connected with the development of modern Chinese thought: antitraditionalism, the rise of Communism, the emancipation of women, the promotion of Western ideologies, and the process of modernization. Readings in English, with supplementary materials for students with reading knowledge of Chinese. One three-hour seminar. C. Chou

EAS 446 Translating East Asia (see TRA 304)

EAS 447 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics   Fall SA

Introduction to the theories and techniques of linguistic analysis as applied to modern Japanese, with a focus on interface between language and culture. The course examines similarities and differences between Japanese and English. Knowledge of Japanese at least to the 105 level, or concurrent enrollment, is desirable. Two 90-minute classes. S. Makino

EAS 462 Special Topics in Public Affairs (see WWS 462)

JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I   Fall

An introduction to modern Japanese stressing oral-aural facility but including an introduction to written Japanese. Two classes, three hours of drill and conversation. No credit is given for JPN 101 unless followed by JPN 102. Staff

JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II   Spring

A continuation of 101. An introduction to modern Japanese still stressing oral-aural facility but including an introduction to written Japanese. Prerequisite: 101. Two classes, three hours of drill and conversation. Staff

JPN 105 Intermediate Japanese I   Fall

Continued intensive study of modern Japanese. This course will develop conversational skills. Audio- and videotaped materials will be used for aural comprehension. Prerequisite: 102 or equivalent. Five classes. Staff

JPN 105J Intermediate Japanese I in Japan  

A four-week intensive language course taught in Ishikawa, Japan, equivalent to 105. This course will develop conversational skills. Audio and videotaped materials will be used for aural comprehension. Prerequisite: 102 or equivalent. Five three- hour classes, extracurricular activities, and a trip. Staff

JPN 107 Intermediate Japanese II   Spring

A continuation of 105. Continued study of modern Japanese. This course will develop conversational skills. Audio- and videotaped materials will be used to develop aural comprehension. Prerequisite: 105. Five classes. Staff

JPN 107J Intermediate Japanese II in Japan  

A four-week intensive language course taught in Ishikawa, Japan, equivalent to 107. A continuation of 105J. A continued intensive study of modern Japanese. This course is designed to further students' aural-oral skills. Emphasis will be increasingly on readings, and writing skills. Prerequisite: 105J or equivalent. Five three-hour classes and extracurricular activities. Staff

JPN 301 Advanced Japanese I   Fall

Further reading in modern written Japanese with subsidiary grammatical and oral-aural training. The course covers some authentic materials and includes videotaped materials to increase oral-aural comprehension. Three 90-minute classes. Staff

JPN 301J Advanced Japanese I in Japan  

A four-week intensive language course taught in Ishikawa, Japan, equivalent to 301. This course covers further reading on academic written Japanese. Authentic materials including videotaped materials to increase oral-aural comprehension. Five three-hour classes, extracurricular activities, and a trip. Staff

JPN 302 Advanced Japanese II   Spring

A continuation of 301. Further reading in modern written Japanese with subsidiary grammatical and oral-aural training. The course covers some authentic materials and includes videotaped materials to increase oral-aural comprehension. Prerequisite: 301. Three 90-minute classes. T. Shibata

JPN 302J Advanced Japanese II in Japan  

A four-week intensive language course taught in Ishikawa, Japan, equivalent to 302. A continuation of 301J. The course covers some authentic materials including academic written materials, contemporary essays, and newspaper articles. Prerequisite: 301J or equivalent. Five three-hour classes and extracurricular activities. Staff

JPN 305 Integrative Advanced Japanese I   Fall

Designed to enhance reading, writing, and oral skills of students who need class work to achieve proficiency. Prerequisites: 302 or its equivalent. Four classes. Staff

JPN 306 Integrative Advanced Japanese II   Spring

A continuation of 305. Designed to enhance reading, writing, and oral skills of students who need class work to achieve advanced proficiency level. Prerequisites: 302 or its equivalent. Four classes. Staff

JPN 401 Readings in Modern Japanese I   Fall

Selected readings from short stories, essays, and newspapers. Three class hours, one conversation period. S. Makino

JPN 402 Readings in Modern Japanese II   Spring

Selected readings from short stories, essays, and newspapers. Three classes, one conversation period. Prerequisite: 401 or instructor's permission. Staff

JPN 403 Introduction to Classical Japanese   Not offered this year

Introduction to the fundamentals of classic Japanese grammar. This course trains students to read premodern Japanese historical and literary texts. Texts: Taketori monogatari, Makura no soshi, Tosa nikki, etc. Prerequisite: two years of modern Japanese. Three hours. K. Ono

JPN 404 Readings in Classical Japanese   Not offered this year

Close reading of selected premodern Japanese texts from Nara to Meiji. Texts: Oku no hosomichi, Uji shui monogatari, etc. Prerequisite: 403 or instructor's permission. Three hours. K. Ono

JPN 405 Readings in Selected Fields I   Not offered this year

Designed to give students who have had advanced training in modern Japanese an opportunity for directed readings in their own fields. Three classes. Prerequisite: 402 or instructor's permission. Staff

JPN 406 Readings in Selected Fields II   Not offered this year

Designed to give students who have had advanced training in modern Japanese an opportunity for directed readings in their own fields. Three classes. Prerequisite: 402 or instructor's permission. Staff

KOR 101 Elementary Korean I   Fall

An intensive introduction to modern Korean, stressing balanced competence in four language skills. Five classes. No credit is given for KOR 101 unless followed by KOR 102. J. Suh, Y. Yun

KOR 102 Elementary Korean II   Spring

A continuation of 101. Continued development of competence in basic communication. Prerequisite: KOR 101 Five classes. J. Suh, Y. Yun

KOR 105 Intermediate Korean I   Fall

A course intended for students who have learned the basics of Korean and who want to further their proficiency level. Continued development in four skill areas with increasing attention to complex functions of communication. Short stories and video strips will be incorporated. Five classes. J. Noh

KOR 107 Intermediate Korean II   Spring

A continuation of 105. Intensive intermediate-level study of modern Korean with increasing attention to complex grammatical structures and practical vocabulary together with continued training in reading, writing, and conversation. Prerequisite: 105. Five classes. J. Noh

KOR 301 Advanced Korean I   Fall

A course intended for active command of Korean through class discussions and short readings. Video strips will be integrated to stimulate discussions. Readings include different styles of writings on Korean society, culture, and literature. Practice in reading comprehension and writing is gradually emphasized. Approximately 100 hanjas are taught. Three classes. J. Noh

KOR 302 Advanced Korean II   Spring

A continuation of 301. Emphasizes vocabulary learning and discourse functions. Simple technical materials written for the general audience are covered. Three classes. J. Noh

KOR 401 Contemporary Korean Language and Culture I   Fall

A fourth-year language course designed to accelerate students' Korean proficiency to the high advanced level and to promote a deeper understanding of Korea and its people. Readings dealing with a variety of historical, cultural, and social topics in contemporary society are drawn from texts including newspaper articles, essays, and short literary works, as well as from various audiovisual materials. Class discussions conducted in Korean. Prerequisite: 302 or instructor's permission. Two 90-minutes classes or one three-hour seminar. J. Suh

KOR 402 Contemporary Korean Language and Culture II   Spring LA

A continuation of 401 focusing on the relationship between Korean language and contemporary Korean society. Covers a wide range of sociolinguistic issues (i.e., gender, dialects, slang, honorific system, historical development of Korean, North and South Korean use of the language) through various media resources (e.g., TV drama, advertisements, commercials, newspapers, Internet, films, songs) as well as short stories and poems. Class discussions conducted in Korean. Prerequisite: 401, or instructor's permission. Two 90-minute classes or one three-hour seminar. J. Suh