Japanese Studies

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All courses, faculty listings, and curricular and degree requirements described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice. Updates may be found on the Academic Senate website: http://senate.ucsd.edu/catalog-copy/approved-updates/.

Courses

For course descriptions not found in the UC San Diego General Catalog, 2014–15, please contact the department for more information.

All graduate-level courses require permission of the instructor for undergraduate students. Course titles may vary from year to year.

Courses with an asterisk can be approved via student petition as Japanese Studies courses when more than 33 percent of the course content concerns Japan.

History

HIEA 111. Japan: Twelfth through Mid-Nineteenth Century

HIEA 112. Japan: from Mid-Nineteenth Century through US Occupation

HIEA 113. The Fifteen-Year War in Asia and the Pacific

HIEA 114. Postwar Japan

HIEA 115. Social and Cultural History of Twentieth-Century Japan

HIEA 116. Japan-U.S. Relations

HIEA 117. Ghosts in Japan

HIEA 119. Religion and Pop Culture in East Asia (Same as SOCI 162R)

HIEA 125. Women and Gender in East Asia

HIEA 144. Topics in East Asian History*

HIEA 150. Modern Korea, 1800–1945

HIEA 160. Colloquium on Modern Japanese History

HIEA 180. Topics in Modern Korean History*

Japanese Studies

JAPN 190. Selected Topics in Contemporary Japanese Studies

Language

Students who have prior preparation of Japanese language are placed in language courses based on the results of a placement exam and an oral interview with an instructor. Students who have lived in Japan, or use Japanese at home are required to take a placement exam administered prior to the beginning of the fall quarter. Contact the Japanese Studies office for more information.

10A-B-C. First-Year Japanese

(No prior study of Japanese language is required for 10A.) Prerequisites for B and C: previous course or consent of instructor.

20A-B-C. Second-Year Japanese

Prerequisites: previous course or consent of instructor.

100A-B-C. Japanese for Bilingual Speakers I

(These courses are for those students who have a high level of speaking proficiency in Japanese but no or little reading and writing abilities.) Prerequisites for A: consent of instructor. Prerequisites for B and C: previous course or consent of instructor.

130A-B-C. Third-Year Japanese

Prerequisites: previous course or consent of instructor.

140A-B-C. Fourth-Year Japanese

Prerequisites: previous course or consent of instructor.

150A-B-C. Advanced Japanese

Prerequisites: previous course or consent of instructor.

JAPN 135A. Japanese for Professional Purposes (4)

Training in oral and written communication skills for professional settings in Japanese. Broad aspects of cultural issues in Japanese organizations are introduced and comparison of American and Japanese cultural business patterns will be conducted. Prerequisites: JAPN 20C, Second Year Japanese III, or consent of instructor.

JAPN 135B. Japanese for Professional Purposes II (4)

Continuation of training in oral and written communication skills for professional settings in Japanese. Broad aspects of cultural issues in Japanese organizations are introduced and comparison of American and Japanese cultural business patterns will be conducted. Prerequisites: JAPN 135A, Japanese for Professional Purposes, or consent of instructor.

JAPN 135C. Japanese for Professional Purposes III (4)

Continuation of training in oral and written communication skills for professional settings in Japanese. Broad aspects of cultural issues in Japanese organizations are introduced and comparison of American and Japanese cultural business patterns will be conducted. Prerequisites: JAPN 135B, Japanese for Professional Purposes II.

Economics

ECON 163. Japanese Economy

Literature

LTEA 130. Earlier Japanese Literature in Translation

(Quarter offerings will vary among A. General Literature; B. Poetry; C. Prose Fiction; D. Drama; and E. Essays, travelogues, diaries, etc.)

LTEA 132. Later Japanese Literature in Translation

(Quarter offerings will vary among A. General Literature; B. Poetry; C. Prose Fiction; D. Drama and Film; and E. Essays, criticism, etc.)

LTEA 134. A Single Japanese Author (in translation)

LTEA 136. Special Topics in Japanese Literature

LTWL 155. Gender Studies*

LTCS 110. Popular Culture*

LTCS 115. Performance Culture*

LTCS 118. Comedy*

LTCS 120. Historical Perspectives on Culture*

LTCS 125. Cultural Perspectives on Immigration and Citizenship*

LTCS 130. Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Class, and Culture*

LTCS 131. Topics in Queer Cultures/Queer Subcultures*

LTCS 132. Special Topics in Social Identities and the Media*

LTCS 133. Globalization and Culture*

LTCS 135. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies*

LTCS 141. Special Topics in Race and Empire*

LTCS 145. National Cultures in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts*

LTCS 150. Topics in Cultural Studies*

LTCS 160. Cultural Studies Approaches to Popular Music*

LTCS 170. Visual Culture *

Music

(Check with program office as to whether these courses may be used toward a Japanese studies minor.)

MUS 111. World Music

MUS 116. Popular Music Studies Seminar*

Political Science

Poli Sci 113B. Chinese and Japanese Political Thought I

Poli Sci 113C. Chinese and Japanese Political Thought II

Poli Sci 132B. Modernity and Identity in East Asia

Poli Sci 133A. Japanese Politics: A Developmental Perspective

Poli Sci 133D. Japanese Foreign Policy

Poli Sci 133DD. Comparative Analysis of East Asian Institutions

Poli Sci 133G. Postwar U.S.-Japan Relations

Sociology

SOCI 162R. Religion and Popular Culture in East Asia (same as HIEA 119)

Theatre and Dance

TDGE 126. Storytelling and Design in Animation

Visual Arts

VIS 127N. Twentieth-Century Art in China and Japan

VIS 127P. Arts of Japan

VIS 128E. Topics in Art History of Asia*

Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies

IRGN 400. International Relations of Asia—Pacific

IRGN 411. Business and Management in Japan

IRGN 416. Postwar Politics in Japan

IRGN 460. The Politics of U.S.-Japan Economic Relations

IRGN 471. Japanese Economy

IRGN 478. Japanese Foreign Policy

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) may require departmental approval via student petition.