Courses

JPN 1130 Beginning Japanese 1 5 Credits

Beginning study covering four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. JPN 1130 has a strict attendance policy: if registered students miss two or more class meetings during drop/add, they may be dropped from the class upon notification by the instructor.

Prereq: placement test

JPN 1131 Beginning Japanese 2 5 Credits

Continued study of the four skills with additional vocabulary and grammar. JPN 1131 has a strict attendance policy: if registered students miss two or more class meetings during drop/add, they may be dropped from the class upon notification by the instructor.

Prereq: JPN 1130 with minimum grade of C, or S, or the equivalent as proven by placement test

JPN 2230 Intermediate Japanese 1 5 Credits

Intermediate study of the four skills with new vocabulary and grammar. JPN 2230 has a strict attendance policy: if registered students miss two or more class meetings during drop/add, they may be dropped from the class upon notification by the instructor.

Prereq: JPN 1131 with minimum grade of C, or S, or the equivalent as proven by placement test

JPN 2231 Intermediate Japanese 2 5 Credits

Continuation of intermediate study. JPN 2231 has a strict attendance policy: if registered students miss two or more class meetings during drop/add, they may be dropped from the class upon notification by the instructor.

Prereq: JPN 2230 with minimum grade of C, or S, or the equivalent as proven by placement test

JPN 3410 Advanced Japanese 1 3 Credits

Advanced study of the four skills with attention to more complex structures. JPN 3410 has a strict attendance policy: if registered students miss two or more class meetings during drop/add, they may be dropped from the class upon notification by the instructor. (H and N)

Prereq: JPN 2231 with minimum grade of C, or S, or the equivalent as proven by placement test

General Education - Humanities
General Education - International

JPN 3411 Advanced Japanese 2 3 Credits

Continuation of advanced study. JPN 3411 has a strict attendance policy. If registered students miss two or more class meetings during drop/add, they may be dropped from the class upon notification by the instructor. (H and N)

Prereq: JPN 3410 with minimum grade of C, or S, or the equivalent as proven by placement test

General Education - Humanities
General Education - International

JPN 3440 Business Japanese 3 Credits

Provides grammatical structures and essential business vocabulary, develops conversation strategies and presentation skills, and raises awareness of the customs and cultural differences in Japanese business interactions.

Prereq: JPN 2231 with minimum grade of C, or S, or the equivalent

JPN 3730 Language in Japanese Society 3 Credits

Analysis of variation in regional dialects: gender-based differences, pragmatics of interpersonal communication, language acquisition and discourse structure. (S and N)

General Education - International
General Education - Social Science

JPN 4415 Japanese Translation: Theory and Practice 3 Credits

Key concepts and approaches of translation studies applied to the translation of Japanese to English, and English to Japanese, in a variety of media, genre, and text types.

Prereq: JPN 3410 or equivalent with a minimum grade of C or instructor permission

JPN 4850 Structure of Japanese 3 Credits

Linguistic analysis of modern standard Japanese. Topics include phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and writing. Readings and discussions in English. (S and N)

Prereq: JPN 1131 or instructor permission

General Education - International
General Education - Social Science

JPN 4905 Individual Study 1-5 Credits

For those who seek independent work not offered in another course. Available only by special arrangement.

JPN 4911 Undergraduate Research in Language or Linguistics 3 Credits

Provides firsthand, supervised research in Language or Linguistics. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application in Language or Linguistics.

JPN 4930 Special Topics in Japanese Studies 3 Credits

Variable topics dealing with specific issues in and in-depth study of special topics in Japanese studies.

JPN 4935 Senior Honors Thesis 3 Credits

Select a Japanese faculty member to act as director for an independent research project that culminates in an honors thesis.

Prereq: Minimum 3

JPN 4940 Internship 3 Credits

Faculty (or delegated authority) supervised internship. Requires a written post-internship report.

Prereq: instructor and department permission

JPN 4956 Overseas Studies 1 1-15 Credits

Provides a mechanism by which coursework taken as part of an approved study abroad program can be recorded on the UF transcript and counted toward graduation.

Prereq: undergraduate advisor permission

JPN 4957 Overseas Studies 2 1-15 Credits

Revolving topics provide a mechanism for coursework taken at a foreign university as part of an approved study abroad program to be transferred to UF. Credits taken will be entered in the student's transcript and may or may not count toward graduation, at the discretion of major's advisors.

Prereq: undergraduate advisor permission

JPT 3100 Tales of Kyoto 3 Credits

An investigation of literary texts from the 8th through the 17th centuries presented within the framework of Western literary and feminist criticism. (H and N)

General Education - Humanities
General Education - International

JPT 3120 Modern Japanese Fiction in Translation 3 Credits

A critical examination of stories, autobiographies and secondary criticism from the 19th century to the present. Become familiar with the forms and topics of criticism through Japanese and Western sources. (H and N) (WR)

General Education - Humanities
General Education - International
WR6

JPT 3121 Contemporary Japanese Literature: Postwar to Postmodern 3 Credits

Companion to JPT 3120 that reflects the increasing clarity with which contemporary Japanese literature (1945 to present) is emerging as a separate field with its own set of issues, major texts and significance for the American student of Japan. Writers range from Dazai and Oe Kenzaburo to Murakami Haruki, and issues range from subjectivity to cybernetics.

JPT 3140 Modern Women Writers 3 Credits

Examination of narratives written by women who published during the Taisho (1912-25), Showa (1925-89) and Heisei (1989 to present) periods. (H and N)

General Education - Humanities
General Education - International

JPT 3150 Classical Japanese Poetry 3 Credits

Historical survey of traditional Japanese poetry (waka) from the 8th to the 16th century. (H and N)

General Education - Humanities
General Education - International

JPT 3300 Samurai War Tales 3 Credits

Explores the historical and cultural stimuli that led to war, recorded later as war narratives. Supported by images of architecture, narrative picture scrolls, and extant military accoutrements. (H and N)

Coreq: JPT 3500 recommended

General Education - Humanities
General Education - International

JPT 3391 Introduction to Japanese Film 4 Credits

Introduces the formal and historical features of Japanese film that have given it a unique position in film history. Emphasizes formal and critical analysis as well as the intellectual stakes of studying non-western film.

JPT 3500 Japanese Culture 3 Credits

Introduction to Japanese culture with emphasis on tracing the origin and development of important aspects of Japanese literature, art, religion and society. All readings in English. (H and N) (WR)

General Education - Humanities
General Education - International
WR6

JPT 4130 The Tale of Genji 3 Credits

Investigation of the 11th-century masterpiece and its pervasive influence on Japanese literature, past and present. (H and N)

General Education - Humanities
General Education - International

JPT 4502 Japanese Folklore 3 Credits

Study of native belief systems and the supernatural as reflected in the folk practice of ritual observance and in tales, myths, songs and proverbs. (H and N)

General Education - Humanities
General Education - International

JPT 4510 Representations of Japan's Modern Empire 3 Credits

Examines a variety of literary, historical, anthropological, and theoretical texts to explore racial and social issues related to Japan's imperial past. (H and N)

Coreq: JPT 3500 recommended

General Education - Humanities
General Education - International

JPT 4911 Undergraduate Research in English Translation 3 Credits

Provides firsthand, supervised research in English Translation. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application in English Translation.

JPT 4956 Overseas Studies 1 1-15 Credits

Provides a mechanism by which coursework taken as part of an approved study abroad program can be recorded on the UF transcript and counted toward graduation.

Prereq: undergraduate advisor permission

JPT 4957 Overseas Studies 2 1-15 Credits

Revolving topics provide a mechanism for coursework taken at a foreign university as part of an approved study abroad program to be transferred to UF. Credits taken will be entered in the student's transcript and may or may not count toward graduation, at the discretion of major's advisors.

Prereq: undergraduate advisor permission

JPW 3143 Classical Japanese 1 3 Credits

Introduction to classical Japanese texts with emphasis on reading comprehension, grammar analysis and translation.

Prereq: JPN 2231 with minimum grade of C, or the equivalent

JPW 4130 Readings in Japanese Literature 3 Credits

A fourth-year language course based on literary texts, incorporating advanced reading skills and the analysis of literature in the original. (H and N)

Prereq: JPN 3411 with minimum grade of C, or S, or the equivalent as proven by placement test

General Education - Humanities
General Education - International

JPW 4131 Japanese Texts and Contexts 3 Credits

Complements JPW 4130, Readings in Japanese Literature, and focuses on contemporary issues as encountered in a variety of Japanese media.

Prereq: JPN 3411 with minimum grade of C, or S, or the equivalent as proven by placement test

JPW 4911 Undergraduate Research in Target Language 3 Credits

Provides firsthand, supervised research in Target Language. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application in Target Language.