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ASIAN 235: Modern Japanese Literature (in English translation)

This course introduces students to major works of Japanese literature written from 1885 to the present. The focus of this survey is Japan's rich body of prose narratives, primarily novels and novellas. To supplement this focus, students also investigate genres and media such as poetry, film, theater, photography, advertisements, historical nonfiction, anime, and manga. Offered alternate years.

Japanese

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Learning Japanese introduces you to a dynamic nation of 120 million people at the hub of technological innovation, trade, and diplomatic relations in the world’s fastest-growing market: the Pacific Rim. It introduces you to a modern country that has maintained a distinct cultural identity; to a society that still emphasizes the individual’s responsibilities to family and group; and to an economy with distinctive solutions to problems of productivity, management, and motivation in the work place. It introduces you to the earliest non-Western nation to become a modern world power. St. Olaf teaches four full years of Japanese language and sends language students to three different campuses in Japan. The Japanese Major To fulfill a Japanese major, students will demonstrate both linguistic and cultural competence. For linguistic and language skills, Japanese majors will possess proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the American Council of Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Intermediate-High level as well as metalinguistic and intercultural awareness of the use of Japanese language in different social milieus. Additionally, students will be able to analyze, interpret, and critique various discourses and cultural productions from and about Japan through their liberal arts studies, which may include literature, art, history, religion, philosophy, and/or politics. Special Programs Study programs in Japan are available at Waseda University in Tokyo through the ACM, Nagoya University in Nagoya, and Hokusei Gakuen University in Sapporo.

Linguistic Studies

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...an Asian Context ASIAN 300 Topics in Asian...231 Intermediate Latin LATIN 235 Medieval Latin LNGST...

Environmental Studies

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...Political Science and Asian Studies Asian politics; comparative...Policy and Regulation ENVST 235 Sustainable Development 1...

Philosophy

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...PHIL 235 Ancient Greek Philosophy PHIL 236 History of Modern Philosophy PHIL 251 Asian Philosophy...

Neuroscience

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...PHYS 246 Electronics PSYCH 235 Sensation and Perception...Biomedical Ethics PHIL 251 Asian Philosophy,Science, Ethics...

Psychology

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...environmental studies, family studies, Asian studies, linguistic studies...core: 2.00 PSYCH 235 Sensation and Perception...