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Undergraduate Catalogue: Japanese Course Descriptions

The following outlines of course content are correct at the time of writing, although the material (or the order in which it is covered) may be subject to change.

1. All courses are 3 credit hours each, unless otherwise indicated.

2. Normally, a course will not be run without a minimum enrolment of students.

JPN101: Fundamentals of Japanese I

Introduction to pronunciation, reading, writing, conversation, and structure of the Japanese language.

JPN102: Fundamentals of Japanese II

Introduction to pronunciation, reading, writing, conversation, and structure of the Japanese language.

JPN201: Intermediate Japanese I

Further development of listening, speaking, reading, writing, communication, and structure of the Japanese language.

JPN202: Intermediate Japanese II

Further development of listening, speaking, reading, writing, communication, and structure of the Japanese language.

JPN301: Advanced Japanese I

Study of modern spoken and written Japanese involving advanced patterns and expressions. Emphasis on reading, comprehension, vocabulary building and idiomatic usage.

JPN302: Advanced Japanese II

Study of modern spoken and written Japanese involving advanced patterns and expressions. Emphasis on reading, comprehension, vocabulary building and idiomatic usage.

JPN311: Advanced Spoken Japanese I

Advanced study in modern spoken Japanese and Japanese communication.

JPN312: Advanced Spoken Japanese II

Advanced study in modern spoken Japanese and Japanese communication.

JPN313: Japanese Language, Culture and Communication

Study of Japanese language and culture through sociolinguistic perspectives. Exploration of the interrelationship between the language and culture by focusing on verbal and nonverbal communicative behaviors.

JPN314: Selected Readings in Japanese

Readings from a selection of contemporary written materials including literary works, poetry, magazines, newspapers, reports, instructional and technical explanatory materials.

JPN401: Japanese Civilization

Introduction and exploration of characteristic features of Japanese civilization and culture through studying selected topics and themes in fields such as arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

JPN402: Topics in Japanese Cultural Studies

Selected topics to further understand Japanese culture and society dealing with intercultural differences.

JPN403: Readings in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature

Readings of representative works of modern and contemporary Japanese literature including short stories, novellas, diaries, memoirs, poetry, and excerpts from novels and plays.

JPN404: Japanese Poetry and Poetic Prose

Readings of representative works of Japanese poetry and poetic prose. Emphasis on forms and motifs.

JPN405: Japanese Narrative Literature

Reading of representative works of Japanese narrative literature including biographical stories, poem tales, war tales, and popular stories.

JPN406: The Tale of Genji

Careful reading of one of the most famous Japanese tales.

JPN407: Japanese Theater

A study of traditional forms of Japanese theatre. Includes noh and kyogen, kabuki, puppet theatre, and contemporary theatrical use of the traditional forms.

JPN408: Japanese Cinema

A study of Japanese culture and values through the films of celebrated Japanese film makers.

JPN409: Business Japanese

Prepares students to use Japanese for business purposes. Introduces a variety of written business forms in Japanese, examines business culture, practice and etiquette.

DISCLAIMER:

THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBODIA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THESE CATALOGS AS IT SEES FIT, SO THAT WE HAVE THE NECESSARY FLEXIBILITY IN AN EVER-EVOLVING WORLD.

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Last modifiedMay 1, 2007 15:28
University of Cambodia, 2007