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Course Descriptions

 

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 132 JAPANESE CULTURE DISCOURSE THROUGH POP-CULTURE [3]

At the Class we will look into the The various aspects and problems of modern Japanese society through Popular literature and film, comics, animation, etc popular culture. And consider inside of society and People’s inner side witch only culture can include through popular culture.

JAPN 200 COMPREHENSION OF CLASSICAL JAPANESE LITERATURE [3]

This course aims to overview the characteristics of classical Japanese literature and to understand the diverse aspects of Japanese culture which changed over time by reading significant works of classical Japanese literature.

JAPN 212 MODERN JAPANESE GRAMMAR [3]

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

JAPN 213 UNDERSTANDING JAPANESE MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE [3]

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

JAPN 215 REALM OF LINGUISTIC CULTURE IN JAPANESE [3]

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

JAPN 216 JAPAN’S DISASTER AND ENVIRONMENT [3]

   It traces how Japan’s Disaster has influenced natural·social·cultural environment in these days, and studies its points at issue and

   prospect. 

  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 227 COMPREHENSION OF MODERN AND CURRENT JAPANESE NOVELS [3]

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

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 COMPREHENSION OF JAPANESE TRADITIONAL PLAY [3]

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

JAPN 242 JAPANESE HISTORY IN THE VISUAL [3]

  The main purpose of this course is to introduce Japanese History from the viewpoint of visual, and to understand Japanese
  consciousness and emotion.

JAPN 243 ELEMENTARY JAPANESE COMPOSITION [2]

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

JAPN 244 INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE COMPOSITION [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 JAPANESE READING [2]

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

JAPN 246 INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE READING [2]

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

JAPN 247 ELEMENTARY JAPANESE CONVERSATION [2]

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

JAPN 248 INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE  CONVERSATION [2]

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

JAPN 249 JAPANOLOGY IN THE GLOBAL AGE [3]

It examines the main political, diplomatic, economic, social issues of Japan in the global age and tries to widen students’ understanding on the hot topics.

JAPN 250 HISTORY OF MODERN AND CURRENT JAPANESE LITERATURE [3]

Researches characteristics of modern Japanese literature and identify the flow.

JAPN 251 REGIONAL ECONOMY AND JAPAN IN THE GLOBAL AGE [3]

It traces the general trend of  East Asian economy and economic integration process in particularly. Then, it investigates Japan’s economic leadership, the mid-term and long-term economic strategies, and etc.

JAPN 253 JAPANESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE [3]

To consider the linguistic features of the Japanese through the linguistic behavior nonverbal behavior of the Japanese, and even Japanese culture, affecting the life consider the anthropological role of the Japanese.

JAPN 254 CULTURAL STUDIES OF JAPANESE PAINTINGS [3]

Through the study relation between pictorial documentation and other culture fields (ex. society, customs, arts), this course provides the students basic knowledge of Japanese culture.

JAPN 256 CONTEMPORARY JAPAN’S INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS [3]

First, it overviews how Japan has perceived its relations with foreign countries since the end of the second World War. Second, it analyzes its relations with Korean peninsula, China, United States, and Russia.

JAPN 301 JAPANESE MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE AND POPULAR CULTURE [3]

Aim to study Japanese modern & contemporary popular literature and culutre’s flow and genre’s feature.

JAPN 302 TRANSLATION AND THE JAPANESE CULTURE [3]

A course aimed at understanding students the uniqueness of Japanese literature and culture, by considering the significance and role of translation in Japanese literature and culture.

JAPN 303 EAST ASIAN HISTORY AND KOREAN AND JAPANESE CULTURE [3]

It examines Korean and Japanese cultures from the perspective of East Asian history, and provides students various views toward the future-oriented bilateral relations.  

JAPN 304 DISCOURSES OF EAST ASIAN GENDER [3]

It examines and analyzes main discourses of East Asian issues of gender from the various viewpoint of society, culture, history.

JAPN 305 JAPANESE POLITICAL FORCES: CONVERSATIVES AND LIBERALS [3]

It inquires into Japanese political forces from the perspective of conservatives and liberals.

JAPN 306 JAPANESE OCCUPATION AND SOCIAL ASPECTS [3]

It examines how Japan’s various occupations from ancient period and modern period relate to society, system, industry while critiquing its social assumptions. 

JAPN 307 JAPANESE NATURAL FEATURES AND ARCHITECTURAL SPACE [3]

It overviews Japanese architecture from pre-history and modern-period, and examines how its architectural space relates to Japanese natural features, climate and life.

JAPN 308 EAST ASIAN COMMUNITY FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF HISTORICAL DOCUMENTATION [3]

It reveals the fundamental grounds of East Asian community by highlighting historical documents. The key words are ‘Wars and Disasters’.

JAPN 309 JAPAN’S MEDIA AND CULTURAL CONTENTS [3]

It looks at a formation process and the feature system of Japan’s media and cultural contets in the global age, and suggests its challenges and prospect as well. 

JAPN 310 JAPANESE MILITARY AND SECURITY [3]

It overviews the historical transition of  Japanese military since the Meiji Era, and studies the main topics of Japan’s security policy in these days.

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

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

JAPN 313 CLASSICAL JAPANESE GRAMMAR [3]

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

JAPN 316 MASS MEDIA JAPANESE [3]

Utilizing mass media to improve Japanese reading and listening skills.

JAPN 317 IT AND JAPANESE LANGUAGE [3]

Aims at acquainting students majoring in Japanese with the basic skills in using computers.

JAPN 319 TEST 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  [3]

Japanese learners to understand Japanese culture and think about the foreign language. 

JAPN 324 JAPANESE LITERATURE AND MEDIA [3]

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

JAPN 329 JAPANESE MODERN LITERATURE AND TRANSLATION [3]

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

JAPN 331 MODERN & CURRENT JAPANESE LITERATURE AND THE VIDEO 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 339 SELECTIVE READINGS OF MASTERPIECES IN CLASSICAL JAPANESE LITERATURE [3]

Reading and appreciation of representative classical Japanese literatures.

JAPN 341 JAPANESE DISCOURSE ANALYSIS [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 JAPANESE CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE AND CULTURE [3]

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

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 349 JAPANESE LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY [3]

We will examine the usage of the modern Japanese language from the sociolinguistical point of view. 

JAPN 350 STUDIES IN JAPANESE GRAMMATICAL CONSTRUCTION [3]

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

JAPN 351 ELECTIVE READINGS OF MASTERPIECES IN MODERN & CURRENT JAPANESE LITERATURE 1 [3]

Masterpieces of modern Japanese literature to read and watch.

JAPN 352 SELECTIVE READINGS OF MASTERPIECES IN MODERN & CURRENT JAPANESE LITERATURE 2 [3]

Masterpieces of modern Japanese literature to read and watch.

JAPN 387 CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE SOCIETY AND POPULAR CULTURE [3]

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

JAPN 400 JAPANESE LANGUAGE LITERATURE?CULTURE AND KOREA [3]

The class aims to study relationship between Korea and Japan historically rather than Japanese literature as a literature of one country.

JAPN 401 A STUDY OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE [3]

Aims at classifying the various literary works in modern age, and comprehend the important works of the age.

JAPN 402 CONTEMPORARY JAPAN IN THE POPULAR LITERATURE [3]

Aim to study contemporary Japanese society and culture through Japanese popular literature.

JAPN 403 DISASTER AND JAPANESE CULTURE [3]

Aim to study Japanese literature and culture relating to Tsunami and disaster.

JAPN 404 STUDY OF CLASSICAL JAPANESE LITERATURE [3]

This course is designed to do close reading of classical Japanese literature to understand how the people lived during that time thought and felt, and their own culture portrayed in the literary writings.

JAPN 406 STUDY OF CLASSICAL JAPANESE PROSE [3]

In this course we will read the major works of classical Japanese prose such as monogatari, essays, diaries, collected folklore tales and dramatic literature. Through these activities, students will understand the cultural and philosophical backgrounds of the literary writings and develop ability to read the antiquated writing style.

JAPN 408 THE KOREA-JAPAN RELATIONSHIP AND JAPANESE POETRY [3]

This course aims to understand ‘Japanese-Language Literature’ in the Korean Peninsula under Japanese rule that affected hugely the modern relationship between Korea and Japan. Especially by focusing on poetry, we will examine the aspects of cultural exchange between Korea and Japan.

JAPN 409 JAPANESE GEOGRAPHY AND CITY [3]

It studies the background and process of Japan’s city, regional society, local culture by investigating and understanding Japanese map and geographical features.

JAPN 410 JAPAN’S POST-WAR SETTLEMENTS [3]

It examines and analyzes the various issues of  Japan’s Post-War settlements including the Comfort Women(Sex Slavery), forced laborers, A-bomb victims, Koreans in Sakhalin and etc.

JAPN 411 HISTORY OF JAPANESE LANGUAGE [3]

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

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 417 JAPANESE PERFORMANCE AND ART [3]

It examines concrete examples and features of Japanese performance, and analyzes its speciality and genetality from the viewpoint of art, esthetics.

JAPN 418 MODERN JAPAN’S WAR AND ART [3]

It examines how Art (paintings, sculptures, photographes, movies, etc)has reflected modern Japan’s war, and analyzes its roles and functions during war.

JAPN 419 PRACTICAL STUDIES IN JAPANESE LINGUISTICS [3]

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

JAPN 420 JAPANESE THOUGHT: TRADITION AND TRANSFORMATION [3]

It looks at Japan’s typical thoughts from ancient period to modern period, and examines its succession, severance, transformation in present day.

JAPN 422 THEME AND PROSPECT OF JAPANESE ECONOMY [3]

It deeply examines Japanese economic performance of recent years, and suggests its challenges and prospect as well.

JAPN 425 COMPREHENSION OF JAPANESE LETTER AND PRONOUNCE [3]

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

JAPN 426 JAPANESE FOREIGN PERCEPTIONS AND GEOPOLITICAL IMAGINATIONS [3]

It traces Japanese political leadership’s responses(accommodation, resistance, wait-and-see, etc.) to the rapidly changing international orders since the 19th century. Then, students join debates concerning about implications and limitations of their geopolitical imaginations in particular peried.

JAPN 427 JAPAN’S CULTURAL HERITAGE AND POWER [3]

It focuses on how and why Japan’s Cultural Heritage was created and transformed over time, particularly as it related to power(class of power, political power).  

JAPN 429 INTERNSHIP Ⅰ [3]

Through the study and experience relation between academic knowledge and practical business, this course provides the students ability of adaptation in the business fields.

JAPN 430 INTERNSHIP Ⅱ [3]

Through the study and experience relation between academic knowledge and practical business, this course provides the students ability of adaptation in the business fields.

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 442 HISTORY OF CULTURAL EXCHANGES IN EAST ASIA [3]

Learn the role of Japan in East Asia.

JAPN 451 THEORIES OF TEACHING JAPANESE LANGUAGE [2]

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

JAPN 454 ANALYSIS OF JAPANESE LANGUAGE TEXTBOOK AND THE TEACHING METHOD [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 486 LOGIC AND WRITING SKILL OF TEACHING JAPANESE LANGUAGE [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.