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DEPARTMENT OF JAPANESE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

JAPN 102 COMPREHENSION OF JAPANESE CULTURE [3]

Synthetic comprehension of Japan and Japanese by understanding Japanese history, society, culture, language, literature, politics, economy, legislation

JAPN 212 MODERN JAPANESE GRAMMAR [3]

Modern Japanese Grammar is dealing about various phenomenon of grammar in modern Japanese.

JAPN 215 A VIEW OF JAPANESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE [3]

The study against the interrelation of language and culture, understanding the linguistic culture of Japan.

JAPN 217 COMPREHENSION TO JAPANESE LINGUISTICSⅠ [3]

An introductory course to phonetics, phonology, spellings, and lexicons of Japanese language.

JAPN 218 COMPREHENSION TO JAPANESE LINGUISTICSⅡ [3]

Understanding various matters about Japanese grammar, grammatical construction,style, dialect, based on what is learned at ‘Comprehension to Japanese LinguisticsⅠ’.

JAPN 219 COMPREHENSION OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE LITERATUREⅠ [3]

This course covers the general development process and features of Japanese modern and contemporary literature.

JAPN 220 COMPREHENSION OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE LITERATUREⅡ [3]

This course covers Japanese modern and contemporary literature in detail. This course is based upon material covered in Comprehension of Japanese Modern and Contemporary Literature I.

JAPN 223 COMPREHENSION OF JAPANESE CLASSICAL LITERATURE Ⅰ [3]

This course is designed to help students understand the background, development process, and ideas which are reflected in Japanese classical literary works.

JAPN 224 COMPREHENSION OF JAPANESE CLASSICAL LITERATUREⅡ [3]

This course is designed to help students understand the background, development process, and ideas which are reflected in Japanese classical literary works.

JAPN 227 UNDERSTANDING JAPANESE MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY NOVEL [3]

Contasting the representative modern and current novel work of Japan, understanding the creation background and a literature feature of modern Japanese novel.

JAPN 228 HISTORY OF MODERN AND CURRENT JAPANESE LITERATURE [3]

Features understand Japanese Modern Literature, writers, development process.

JAPN 233 COMPREHENSION OF JAPANESE HISTORY [3]

Grasp the background and process of the specific current Japanese society by understanding the whole Japanese history.

JAPN 235 UNDERSTANDING OF JAPANESE TRADITIONAL PLAY [3]

Focus on reading the Japanese traditional plays such as NO, JORURI, and KABUKI.

JAPN 239 CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE SOCIETY AND MASS CULTURE [3]

This course is designed for students who want to study present Japanese society through modernization and popularization of traditional culture, and mass culture; which includes movies, TV dramas, animation, music and so forth.

JAPN 240 ECONOMIC LIFE OF JAPANESE [3]

This course is designed to broaden understanding of development aspects of economic life in postwar Japan and provides context for the present situation.

JAPN 242 JAPAN AND INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY [3]

Studied before and after World War Ⅱ, the international community’s awareness of Japan, especially focusing on East Asia.

JAPN 243 ELEMENTARY LEVEL OF JAPANESE WRITING [2]

Aims at enabling the students to make an elementary level of composition in Japanese.

JAPN 244 INTERMEDIATE LEVEL OF JAPANESE WRITING [2]

Aims at enabling the students to make an Intermediate level of composition in Japanese based on what os learned at ‘elementary Japanese composition’.

JAPN 245 ELEMENTARY LEVEL OF JAPANESE TEXT [2]

Selectively reads the literary texts in Japanese to improve the reading skill of Japanese language.

JAPN 246 INTERMEDIATE LEVEL OF JAPANESE TEXT [2]

Selectively reads the literary texts in Japanese to improve the reading skill of Japanese language.

JAPN 247 ELEMENTARY LEVEL OF JAPANESE CONVERSATION [2]

Practices the basic conversational skill in Japanese language through the pronunciation correction and the structure learning

JAPN 248 INTERMEDIATE LEVEL OF JAPANESE CONVERSATION [2]

Aims at reaching the intermediate level of Japanese conversational skill based on what is learned at ‘elementary Japanese composition’.

JAPN 311 COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF KOREAN AND JAPANESE LANGUAGE [3]

Deals with the differences and similarities between Korean language and Japanese language.

JAPN 313 CLASSIC JAPANESE GRAMMAR [3]

Learning the Japanese classical grammar and Understand the transition process of Japanese grammar.

JAPN 314 STUDIES IN JAPANESE VOCABULARY [3]

Extend the comprehension of basic subject of Japanese vocabulary. Practice in the method of vocabulary researching.

JAPN 316 MASSMEDIA JAPANESE [3]

Utilizing mass media to improve Japanese reading and listening skills.

JAPN 319 TEST JAPANESE [3]

This course features an analysis and consideration of how Japanese is used in tests by examining question types like grammar, vocabulary, reading, listening and so forth.

 

JAPAN 319 TEST OF JAPANESE [3]

This course features an analysis and consideration of how Japanese is used in various Japanese language tests by examining each type of question and their parts, such as grammar, vocabulary, reading, listening and so forth.

JAPN 320 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION OF KOREA AND JAPAN [3]

Japanese learners to understand Japanese culture and think about the foreign language education what happens in real-life situations to reduce misunderstandings.

JAPN 324 JAPANESE LITERATURE AND MEDIA [3]

understand Japanese literature through out the newspapers, magazines, textbooks, law etc.

JAPN 325 JAPANESE MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY NOVELS AND CULTURE [3]

This course is an advanced study of Japanese modern and contemporary novels and culture and features a review of major works with an analysis of the cultural circumstance of the texts.

JAPN 328 COMPUTER JAPANESE [3]

The basic functions of a computer and learn how to operate a Japanese majors.

JAPN 329 JAPANESE MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE AND INTERPRETATION [3]

This course provides an analysis and consideration of the various genres of Japanese modern and contemporary literature in terms of interpretation.

JAPN 330 INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE CLASSICAL POETRY [3]

This course features an introduction to Japanese classical poetry through selective readings and poetry appreciation.

JAPN 331 MODERN CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE OF JAPAN AND MEDIA CULTURE [3]

Modern Japanese Literature understand the cultural point of view throughout animation, film, drama etc.

JAPN 333 HISTORY OF CLASSICAL JAPANESE LITERATURE [3]

Understanding the features of classical Japanese literature and culture systematically.

JAPN 338 COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF KOREAN & JAPANESE LITERATURE [3]

A comparative study of the characteristics between Korean literature and Japanese literature.

JAPN 339 SELECTIVE READINGS OF MASTERPIECES IN CLASSICAL JAPANESE LITERATURE [3]

Reading and appreciation of representative classical Japanese literatures.

JAPN 340 SELECTIVE READINGS OF MODERN AND CURRENT JAPANESE POETRY [3]

Reading modern and current Japanese poetry, grasp meanings in it.

JAPN 341 JAPANESE DISCOURSE ANALYTICS [3]

This course is based on an analysis of Japanese communication methods and sentence structure at the discourse level, and how it applies to actual communication in Japanese. This course also considers the function and structure of Japanese.

JAPN 342 MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE OF JAPAN AND CULTURE [3]

Various genres of modern Japanese literature are investigated. From the point of view of cultural phenomena.

JAPN 343 INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE EDUCATION [3]

This course is designed to study Japanese education site and problems of instruction method and the teaching material and the next subject.

JAPN 348 READING OF THE CHINESE CLASSICS IN JAPANESE [3]

This course is designed to learn the Chinese Classics In Japanese, increase the basic ability to understand it.

JAPN 350 JAPANESE SYNTAX [3]

Understand Japanese phrase of the theory and systems and Understand the syntactic rules based on the theory of grammar.

JAPN 351 READING AHEAD OF MODERN JAPANESE CLASSIC 1 [3]

Masterpieces of modern Japanese literature to read and watch.

JAPN 352 READING AHEAD OF MODERN JAPANESE CLASSIC 2 [3]

Masterpieces of modern Japanese literature to read and watch.

JAPN 353 CULTURE AND CLASSICAL LITERATURE JAPAN [3]

Provides basic knowledge of Japanese classical literature Through classic in literature and history-social science, art etc.

JAPN 372 UNDERSTANDING JAPANESE ECONOMY AND BUSINESS [3]

Understand the history of Japanese economy, business and Study the key issues, structural changes, characterized

JAPN 382 THE RELATION BETWEEN KOREA AND JAPAN [3]

Inquire into the development of the relation between Korea and Japan, and try to find the possibility of the new relationship.

JAPN 387 POPULAR CULTURE AND CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE SOCIETY [3]

To understand Japanese society throughout the traditional culture, movies, dramas, anime, music etc.

JAPN 389 UNDERSTANDING OF JAPANESE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CULTURE [3]

Looking at the capitalist system of Japan throughout World War Ⅱbefore after.

JAPN 411 HISTORY OF JAPANESE LANGUAGE [3]

Surveys the historical changes of Japanese from the various perspectives of phonology, grammar and lexical.

JAPN 412 STUDIES IN JAPANESE PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY [3]

Studies on the general knowledge on Japanese phonology and phonetics which is helpful to improve the Japanese pronunciation by way of comparing and analysing the phonological system between Korean and Japanese.

JAPN 415 JAPANESE SEMANTICS [3]

Improve the ability of making an excellent command of Japanese by studies in Japanese Semantics.

JAPN 416 JAPANESE PRAGMATICS [3]

Improve the ability of making an excellent command of Japanese by studies in Japanese Pragmatics.

JAPN 419 JAPAN LANGUAGE APPLIED RESEARCH [3]

Students who have completed one Japanese language lessons are practice and applicate to Japanese grammar.

JAPN 424 JAPANESE CLASSIC PROSE [3]

Understand and appreciate the Japanese classical poetry.

JAPN 425 UNDERSTANDING OF PRONUNCIATION AND JAPANESE CHARACTERS [3]

Understanding of Japanese characters Transition Process and learn the correct pronunciation.

JAPN 435 JAPANESE DIASPORA LITERATURE [3]

This course will cover the literature of Japanese writers who worked on creative activities in colonial modern Korea, or the literature of Korean residents in Japan who decided to stay in Japan after the war.

JAPN 436 THE RELATIONS BETWEEN KOREA AND JAPAN AND JAPANESE MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE [3]

This course is designed to analyze and study the various genres of Japanese modern and contemporary literature in terms of the relationship between Korea and Japan.

JAPN 442 HISTORY OF CULTURAL EXCHANGE IN EAST ASIA [3]

Learn the role of Japan in East Asia.

JAPN 443 NORTH EAST ASIAN ECONOMY AND JAPAN [3]

Analysis of Japan’s role in the economy of Northeast Asia and analyze the International Business Strategy of Japanese companies.

JAPN 444 A STUDY OF JAPANESE REGION [3]

For research to Japan region experience and make Interview jananese people.

JAPN 445 A THEORY OF MODERN JAPANESE [3]

Introduce and discuss to the Japanese paper.

JAPN 447 A STUDY OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE LITERATURE 1 [3]

Understand the literary genre of modern Japan.

JAPN 448 A STUDY OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE LITERATURE 2 [3]

Understand the literary genre of modern Japan.

JAPN 451 THEORIES OF TEACHING JAPANESE LANGUAGE [2]

Discussion of the theories of curriculum and teaching techniques of Japanese language.

JAPN 453 JAPANESE EDUCATION HISTORY [3]

Look at the flow of Japanese language education.

JAPN 454 JAPANESE TEXTBOOK STUDIES AND METHODS OF GUIDANCE [3]

This course focus on the search for effective development plans for Japanese textbooks and methods of teaching which are applicable in the actual educational arena.

JAPN 464 REALM OF MODERN AND CURRENT JAPANESE LITERATURE [3]

Understanding features of modern and current Japanese literature, raise the knowledge against representative author and the works.

JAPN 465 STUDIES IN JAPANESE MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE [3]

This course organizes the various Japanese modern and contemporary literature genres after the time of enlightenment, and grasping the world of major works.

JAPN 469 STUDIES IN JAPANESE CLASSICAL LITERATURE Ⅰ [3]

This course covers the many problems which are addressed in Japanese classical literature and will conduct a study of their features and tendencies.

JAPN 470 STUDIES IN JAPANESE CLASSICAL LITERATUREⅡ [3]

This course covers the many problems which are addressed in Japanese classical literature and will conduct a study of their features and tendencies.

JAPN 486 JAPANESE LOGIC AND ESSAY [3]

This course aims to research and verify teaching methods in order to guide students to write more accurately and logically in Japanese

JAPN 487 COMPREHENSION OF JAPANESE TRADITIONAL POETRY [3]

Aims at reading the works in Japanese poetry genre such as Waka and Haiku, and appreciate them.

JAPN 491 CRITIQUE OF JAPANESE LITERARY ART [3]

Contacting the representative literary works of Japan, grasp the essence of criticizing literature.

 

DEPARTMENT OF SPANISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

SPAN 201 AUDIO-VISUAL PRACTICE IN SPANISH LANGUAGE Ⅰ [2 Credits]

This course will provide in reading, speaking and writing in Spanish using audio-visual aids.

SPAN 202 AUDIO-VISUAL PRACTICE IN SPANISH LANGUAGEⅡ [2]

This course will provide participants with reading, speaking and writing skills in Spanish using audio-visual aids.

SPAN 211 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH PRACTICEⅠ [2]

Intended to improve active command of the language through readings, discussions, and reports. Conversation skills are stressed. Reading selections include commentaries on political, social, and cultural issues.

SPAN 212 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH PRACTICEⅡ [2]

Intended to improve active command of the language through readings, discussions, and reports. Conversation skills are stressed. Reading selections include commentaries on olitical, social, and cultural issues.

SPAN 213 READING SPANISH PROSE [2]

Develops Spanish language skills using various Spanish texts.