ASIAN 280 - Topics in Asian Studies
Section: 005 History of Japanese Language
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Course Note:
Provides an opportunity for non-specialists to explore a particular area of Asian culture. It aims to give beginning students a background for the study of Asian topics, as well as special insights into the (literary) traditions, philosophies, and beliefs of different peoples within Asia.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines the historical development of the Japanese language using the Meiji Period (1868-1912) as its focal point. Meiji was the moment Edo became Tokyo and language underwent drastic transformations due to national standardization and modernity. Pivoting around the moment of Meiji, the course will swing between the pre-modern and contemporary eras to look at all the major issues in the history of Japanese language, including genetic relationships, phonological, morphological and syntactic change, and pragmatics. It discusses how Japanese language has developed, changed, and transformed through history in relation to honorifics, gender, sexuality, and popular culture.

This course is graded based on class participation, a mid-term written examination, several quizzes based on reading assignments, and a final written examination.

ASIAN 280 - Topics in Asian Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
41507
Open
3
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
41509
Open
1
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
44942
Open
6
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
46733
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
49382
Open
9
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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