ASIANLAN 433 - Classical Japanese I
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
ASIANLAN 226 or 227.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course introduces students to the grammar and style of premodern Japanese. Emphasis will be placed on extensive grammatical analysis and translation in order to improve reading fluency. We will also work with original manuscripts as the course progresses. By the end of the course, students will be able to read and translate passages from a variety of literary texts written prior to the Meiji period.

Course Requirements:

Weekly grammar drills and translation homework; three unit tests; final translation project.

Intended Audience:

Students of Japanese language/culture who have proficiency reading modern Japanese

Class Format:

Two 90-hour sessions weekly and one 1-hour session weekly.

As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning, however, students will need to be available for virtual class meetings at their scheduled time.


ASIANLAN 433 - Classical Japanese I
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