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New this year: Online Intro Week from May 22-28
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2016 Course Offerings

Love in the Japanese Cinema
A Cultural History of Modern Japan
Basic Japanese II
Samurai Traditions
Intermediate Japanese I

 

Notes:

  • Each student is required to enroll in exactly 2 courses.
  • Each student should choose the level most appropriate for his/her academic career.
  • Two Japanese language courses will be offered based upon student enrollment. If you wish to sign up for Japanese language and are not sure which level is right for you, email us.
  • You will be expected to indicate your course preference when you fill out the online application, including alternate choices.
  • All courses will include a one-week online intro week from May 22-28. Therefore, all students must obtain a syllabus from the instructor for each course, and be able to log into UNO Moodle PRIOR TO May 22, 2016.
Proposed 2016 Class Schedule
First period: 9:00 - 10:30 am
A Cultural History of Modern Japan
or
Basic Japanese II


Second Period: 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Samurai Traditions
or
Intermediate Japanese I


Tomodachi Program (during lunch) 12:15 - 1:10 pm

Third Period: 1:10 - 2:40 pm
Love in the Japanese Cinema


All classes meet Monday through Thursday unless a special program event is scheduled. Our schedule follows the Doshisha University class schedule, as their academic term is in session. So our students are going to and coming from classes at the same time as the "regular" Doshisha students.
 
 

 
 

Love in the Japanese Cinema

FTA 2090-92

Instructor: Mr. Laszlo Fulop, M.F.A.

Description:This course will focus on the exploration of the theme of love (romantic, familial, patriotic, etc.) in the cinematic traditions of Japan. Through specific films that deal with this subject matter, students will learn about major directors and cinematic trends of the Japanese film. Students will also learn about the technical, aesthetic, narrative, and commercial development of the cinematic art form in this culture. Students will study the influences at work on Japanese cinema as well as the specific distinctions between Japanese film and other traditions, such as the Hollywood film. 3 credit hours


A Cultural History of Modern Japan

HUMS 2090

Instructor: Dr. David Rands, Ph.D.

Course Description
The course is a survey of modern Japanese history and culture. The course will focus on issues in fields including but not limited to the arts, culture, economics, and politics of Japan since the end of the Pacific War, and highlight the diversity of Japanese society and culture. 3 credit hours 

Required Texts
Students will be required to have access to the following text:
Kingston, Jeff, Contemporary Japan: History, Politics, and Social Change since the 1980s 2nd Edition (ISBN-13: 978-1118315071)

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Basic Japanese II

JAPN 1002

Instructor: Ms. Saeko Yatsuka, M.M.C.

Description: Practice of Japanese language for four basic skills: beginners, reading, writing, listening and speaking.  Reading and writing words, phrases, simple sentences and passages in hiragana, katakana and about 40 kanji; Engaging in simple conversations about topics introduced in the Genki I, An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese textbook (required). 3 credit hours

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Samurai Traditions

HIST 3992

Instructor:  Dr. David Rands, Ph.D.

This course will cover the history of the samurai warrior class from their creation in the 8th-10th centuries to the dissolution of the samurai during Japan’s modernization in the late 19th century and the reinvention of the warrior ethos in the 20th century. Topics in this course will include: ancient imperial Japan and the rise of the samurai; the Gempei War and the Kamakura shogunate; Godaigo’s imperial restoration and the Ashikaga shogunate; the Warring States period; the 16th-century unification of Japan, the Tokugawa shogunate; and samurai laws, household codes, and military philosophy that culminated in the bushido code; and bushido in WWII. 3 credit hours

 
 

Intermediate Japanese I

JAPN 2001

Instructor: Ms. Saeko Yatsuka, M.M.C.

Description: Students will continue to extend their vocabulary and build their kanji knowledge, learning additional Chinese characters. The grammar focuses on more complicated sentence construction and use of clauses, compound verbs, expressing desires, likes, and dislikes, as well as learning past tense, potential tense, and giving suggestions, making offers, and asking for and giving permission. Students begin learning to read authentic Japanese materials such as advertisements, web pages, etc. 3 credit hours

TEXTBOOK (required):
Genki 2, 2nd edition, Student Text with In-Text audio CD-ROM (Chapter 13~18)
Banno, Ikeda, Ohno, Shinagawa and Tokashiki
Genki Workbook 2, 2nd edition with audio CD-ROM (Chapter13~18)

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Office telephone: (504) 280-6388; or UNOJapan@uno.edu

 

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