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Courses - JAPN Graduate Level

521./421. Selected Readings/Writing in Japanese (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 and JAPN 312, or consent of instructor.
Readings from a selection of contemporary materials including literary works, magazines, newspapers, instructional and technical materials.
Letter grade only (A-F).

522./422. Technical Japanese (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 and JAPN 312, or consent of instructor
Development of receptive and productive skills using authenthic materials drawn from business, humanities, sciences, and others that will be selected according to students' interest.
(Lecture) Letter grade only (A-F).

551./451. Japanese Civilization (3)

Prerequisites:JAPN 302 and JAPN 312, or consent of instructor.
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.
Conducted in Japanese.
Letter grade only (A-F).

561./461. The Structure of the Japanese Language (3)

Prerequisites:JAPN 302 and JAPN 312, or consent of instructor.
Introduction to phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and discourse of modern Japanese. Conducted in Japanese with some readings in English.
Letter grade only (A-F).

562./462. Contrastive Analysis of English and Japanese (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 and JAPN 312 or equivalent as determined by instructor.
Contrastive analysis of phonological, morphological, syntactic and discourse aspects of English and Japanese. Conducted in Japanese with some readings in English.
Letter grade only (A-F).

563./463. Acquisition of Japanese as a Second/Foreign Language: Theory and Practice (3)

Prerequisites: LING 101 or LING 170 or JAPN 461; and JAPN 302 or Placement Test.
Theoretical and practical background of language acquisition of Japanese as a second/foreign language. Aims at building knowledge of current research and its pedagogical implications. Conducted in Japanese with some readings in English.
Letter grade only (A-F).

581./481. Principles and Practice of Teaching Japanese (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 and JAPN 312, and at least one 400-level course or equivalent as determined by the instructor.
Introduces Japanese language pedagogy in the U.S. with principles of second language acquisition, and explores linguistic/pedagogical/sociocultural issues. Conducted in Japanese with some readings in English.
Letter grade only (A-F).

582/482. Pedagogical Grammar (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 and JAPN 312, or consent of instructor
This course analyzes Japanese grammar from a pedagogical perspective.
Students will analyze specific areas of phonology and syntax. Conducted entirely in Japanese.
Letter grade only (A-F).

583/483. Curriculum and Materials Development (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 and JAPN 312, or equivalent as determined by the instructor.
This course introduces the principles and practical application of curriculum design and instructional material development for advanced Japanese courses. Conducted in Japanese with some readings in English.
Letter grade only (A-F).

592./492. Japanese Internship (3-6)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor; completion of a minimum of 15 upper division units required for the major in Japanese.
Field work in Japanese under joint direction of activity sponsor and faculty.
Credit/No Credit grading only.

681. Practicum (3)

Prerequisites: Two of the following three courses (JAPN 463/ JAPN 563, JAPN 481/ JAPN 581, JAPN 483/JAPN 583) or consent of instructor
Practice teaching a lower or upper division Japanese language course at CSULB. Reflection journals, reports, and individual instructor consultations are required for this course, which may be repeated to teach different levels of Japanese language courses.
Letter grade only (A-F)

695. Directed Readings (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of graduate advisor.
Readings in Japanese on an individual basis.
Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Research (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of graduate advisor.
Research in Japanese on an individual basis.
Letter grade only (A-F).


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