Location: Bowdoin / Japanese / Courses / Spring 2012

Japanese

Spring 2012

Language Courses

102. Elementary Japanese II
Mitsuko Numata M 9:30 - 10:25, T 8:30 - 9:55, W 9:30 - 10:25, TH 8:30 - 9:55
A continuation of the fundamentals of Japanese grammar structures and further acquisition of spoken communication skills, listening comprehension, and proficiency in reading and writing. Introduces an additional 90 kanji.

204. Intermediate Japanese II
Naho Maruta M 9:30 - 10:25, T 10:00 - 11:25, W 9:30 - 10:25, TH 10:00 - 11:25
A continuation of the fundamentals of Japanese grammar structures and further acquisition of spoken communication skills, listening comprehension, and proficiency in reading and writing. Introduces an additional 90 kanji.

206. Advanced-Intermediate Japanese II
Mitsuko Numata M 1:00 - 2:25, W 1:00 - 2:25
A continuation and progression of materials used in Japanese 205.

308. Advanced Japanese II
Naho Maruta W 1:00 - 2:25, F 1:00 - 2:25
A continuation of Japanese 307. Continued efforts to develop oral and written fluency in informal and formal situations. Reading of contemporary texts of literature, business, and social topics.

Asian Studies Courses Related to Japan

Asian 332  Advanced Seminar in Japanese Politics.  Henry C. W. Laurence.

Analyzes the political, social, and cultural underpinnings of modern politics, and asks how democracy works in Japan compared with other countries. Explores how Japan has achieved stunning material prosperity while maintaining among the best health care and education systems in the world, high levels of income equality, and low levels of crime. Students are also instructed in conducting independent research on topics of their own choosing.