East Asian Studies

Students may complete a major in East Asian Languages and Cultures, a minor in Chinese language or Japanese language, or a (non-language) minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures.

Bi-Co EALC Faculty

Chinese Language Faculty

Haverford

Shizhe Huang, C.V. Starr Professor of Asian Studies; Associate Professor of Chinese and Linguistics; Director of the Chinese Language Program

Bryn Mawr

Changchun Zhang, Instructor, Associate Director of the Chinese Language Program (on leave semester II)

Tz’u Chiang, Senior Lecturer, Chinese Language Program

Japanese Language Faculty

Haverford

Tetsuya Sato, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Japanese Language Program

Kimiko Suzuki Benjamin, Instructor, Japanese Language Program

Minako Kobayashi, Japanese Drill Instructor

Faculty in History, Literature, and Culture

Haverford

Hank Glassman, Janet and Henry Ritchotte ‘85 Professor of Asian Studies, Associate Prof. of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Paul Jakov Smith, John R. Coleman Professor of Social Sciences, Professor of History, Departmental Co-chair

Erin Schoneveld, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Bryn Mawr

Yonglin Jiang, Associate Professor of East Asian Language and Cultures, Departmental Co-chair

Shiamin Kwa, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures on the Jye Chu Lectureship in Chinese Studies, (on leave semesters I & II)

The Bi-College Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) links rigorous language training to the study of East Asian, particularly Chinese and Japanese, culture and society. In addition to our intensive programs in Chinese and Japanese languages, departmental faculty offer courses in East Asian literature, religion, film, art and visual culture, and social and intellectual history. The intellectual orientation of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures is centered on primary textual and visual sources; that is, we focus on East Asia’s rich cultural traditions as a way to understand its present, through the study of a wide range of literary and historical texts (in translation and in the original), images, film, and scholarly books and articles. All students wishing to specialize in this humanistic approach to the study of China, Japan, and East Asia more generally are encouraged to consider the EALC major. We also work closely with affiliated faculty in the Bi-Co and Tri-Co community who approach East Asia from the perspective of such social science disciplines as anthropology, economics, political science, sociology and the growth and structure of cities, as well as with faculty in history, music, religion and philosophy. Our majors are encouraged to take advantage of these programs to supplement their EALC coursework. Most courses in the major, though, will be taken within the department itself. We also offer an EALC minor, described more fully below.

East Asian Languages

The Bi-College Chinese Program offers five years of instruction in Mandarin Chinese. First-year Chinese (CNSE001-002) and Second-year Chinese (CNSE003-004) both have master and drill sections. First-year Chinese (CNSE001-002) is a year-long course. Both semesters must be completed in order to receive credit. Advanced Chinese, offered each semester with a different topic, can be taken as Fourth- or Fifth-year Chinese, with one credit per semester, and repeated as long as the topics differ. For students with a background in Chinese, we offer CNSE007-008 after administering a placement test. Upon completion of this full year sequence, students move on to Second-year Chinese. The approved Study Abroad program for Chinese is CET. If you have any questions, please contact the Director of the Chinese Program, Shizhe Huang (shuang@haverford.edu), who also serves as the advisor for Chinese Minor.

The Bi-College Japanese Program offers four years of instruction in modern Japanese. First-year Japanese (JNSE001-002), taught at Haverford, is six hours (one hour on MWF and ninety minutes on TTh) per week; unlike Chinese language courses, there is no distinction between master and drill sections. Students should register for one of the MWF sessions and choose one of the TTh sessions. Second through Fourth-year (Advanced) Japanese (JNSE003-004, JNSE101-102, and JNSE201A/B) all meet at Haverford. The first-year and second-year courses in Japanese (JNSE001-002 and 003-004 respectively) meet five days a week. For the first-year courses, both semesters must be completed in order to obtain credit, whereas students earn credit for each semester for the second-year courses and above. If you have any questions, please contact Tetsuya Sato (tsato@haverford. edu) for clarification.

East Asian Languages and Culture Major Requirements

I. THE LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT (2 UNITS)

EALC majors are required to demonstrate third-year-level competence in Chinese or Japanese, either by passing a placement assessment or completing the relevant third-year course (that is, CNSE 101-102 or JNSE 101-102). Korean language instruction is offered at the University of Pennsylvania, but does not count towards the Bi-Co EALC major.

II. THREE (3) CORE COURSES (3 UNITS), REQUIRED OF ALL MAJORS:

Beyond demonstrating language competence, EALC majors are required to take THREE core courses from the following array of courses:

  • One 100-level course on China from among 110 (Introduction to Chinese Lit.), 120 (Chinese Perspectives on the Individual and Society), or 131 (Chinese Civ.); and
  • One 100-level course on Japan from among 132 (Japanese Civ) or a variety of new 100-level courses on Japan currently in development.
  • EALC 200: Methods and Approaches to East Asian Cultures (fulfills the Writing Intensive Major Requirement)

EALC 200 is required of all EALC majors and minors. Majors are urged to take 200 in the Spring of their sophomore year; minors may take it during their junior or senior year. Please note that EALC 200 serves as the designated departmental Writing Intensive course (30 pages of writing), now required of all departments by Bryn Mawr. Students must earn a grade of 2.0 or higher to continue in the major and be eligible to write a senior thesis.

III. THREE (3) DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE COURSES (3 UNITS)

In addition, majors must take THREE additional non-language courses offered by members of the Bi-Co EALC Department (Glassman, Jiang, Kwa, Schoneveld, Smith). On signing up for the major, students should work with the departmental co-chair on their campus to select courses that are intellectually complementary. The Departmental Elective Courses cannot be satisfied by courses outside the department, or by courses taken abroad. At least one of these three courses must be at the 300 level.

IV. TWO NON-DEPARTMENTAL COURSES RELATED TO EAST ASIA (2 UNITS)

In order to encourage a sampling of approaches to East Asia beyond EALC or the Bi-Co community, students are required to take two courses related to East Asia from the wider array of courses offered outside the Department and/or from Study Abroad courses approved by their advisor, at least one of which must be at the 300 level. These courses may not substitute for the three Core and three elective courses offered by the EALC faculty.

V. THE SENIOR THESIS (1 UNIT)

Finally, students are required to complete a senior thesis (EALC 398, 1 credit). Although the majority of the thesis will be done in the Fall semester, the final draft will be completed and formally presented early in the Spring semester.

VI. PLACEMENT TESTS, STUDY ABROAD, AND THE EALC MINOR

Placement Tests

Placement tests for first-time students at all levels are conducted by the two language programs, respectively, in the week before classes start in the fall semester. To qualify for third-year language courses students need to finish Second-year courses with a score of 3.0 or above in all four areas of training: Listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In the event that students do not meet the minimum grade at the conclusion of Second-year language study, they must consult with the director of the respective language program and work out a summer study plan that may include taking summer courses or studying on their own under supervision. They must take a placement test before starting Third-year language study in the fall. (Similarly, students who do not finish Third-year with a score at or higher than 3.0 in any of the four areas must also take a placement exam before entering Fourth-year.)

Study Abroad

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures strongly recommends study abroad to maximize language proficiency and cultural familiarity. Formal approval is required by the study abroad adviser prior to the student’s travel. Without this approval, credit for courses taken abroad may not be accepted by the EALC Department. If studying abroad is not practical, students may consider attending certain intensive summer schools approved by the EALC Department. These plans must be worked out in concert with the department’s study abroad adviser and the student’s dean.

The Minors

The EALC Department certifies three minors: Chinese language (Advisor: Shizhe Huang), Japanese language (Advisor: Tetsuya Sato), and East Asian Languages and Cultures (Advisors: EALC co-chairs). The two language minors both require six language courses, and may be fulfilled concurrently with the EALC major. The EALC minor requires six courses, all of which must be taken from among courses offered by the EALC departmental faculty; the mix must include EALC 200 and one 300-level course. Minors with a focus on other aspects of East Asia will be served by the Global Asia concentration, currently under discussion.

COURSES

CNSE B007 First-Year Chinese Non-Intensive

This course is designed for students who have some facility in listening, speaking, reading and writing Chinese but have not yet achieved sufficient proficiency to take Second Year Chinese. It is a year-long course that covers the same lessons as the intensive First Year Chinese, but the class meets only three hours a week. Students must place into Chinese B007 through the Chinese Language Placement exam.
Approach: Course does not meet an Approach
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Chiang,T.(Fall 2016)

CNSE B008 First Year Chinese (Non-intensive)

This course is designed for students who have some facility in listening, speaking, reading and writing Chinese but have not yet achieved sufficient proficiency to take Second Year Chinese. It is a year-long course that covers the same lessons as the intensive First Year Chinese, but the class meets only three hours a week. Prerequisite: CNSE B007
Approach: Course does not meet an Approach
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Chiang,T.
(Spring 2017)

CNSE B380 Readings in Advanced Chinese

This course prepares advanced readers of Chinese for the practice of reading and using primary source texts in early-modern and modern Chinese literature. Students will engage in critical reading and analysis of Chinese texts in class discussion and writing assignments. Part of each class meeting will be dedicated to reading and translating from the text to discuss issues of translation and grammar. This class is conducted in English, and all readings and screenings are in the original language. The course assumes advanced reading knowledge of Chinese and requires successful completion of 3rd year Chinese as a prerequisite. Majors are strongly encouraged to take this course. Prerequisites: Successful completion of 3rd-year Chinese or equivalent.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2016-2017)

EALC B110 Intro to Chinese Literature (in English)

Students will study a wide range of texts from the beginnings through the Qing dynasty. The course focuses on the genres of poetry, prose, fiction and drama, and considers how both the forms and their content overlap and interact. Taught in English.
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Fu,R.
(Fall 2016)

EALC B131 Chinese Civilization

A broad chronological survey of Chinese culture and society from the Bronze Age to the 1800s, with special reference to such topics as belief, family, language, the arts and sociopolitical organization. Readings include primary sources in English translation and secondary studies.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Jiang,Y.
(Spring 2017)

EALC B212 Topics: Introduction to Chinese Literature

This is a topics course. Topics may vary.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts towards: Film Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2016-2017)

EALC B225 Topics in Modern Chinese Literature

This a topics course.This course explores modern China from the early 20th century to the present through its literature, art and films, reading them as commentaries of their own time. Topics vary.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Fu,R.

Fall 2016: Writing Practices and Society in China and Beyond. Examination of the development of writing practices, and the ways in which they have interacted with and been shaped by the material, social, intellectual, and ideological dimensions of an encompassing textual culture in China. After beginning with readings and in-class discussion, students will help choose the paths we explore as they develop their own individual research projects dealing with topics discussed in class or other aspects of textual cultures in China.

Spring 2017: Modern Chinese Literature and Film. Introduction to works of modern Chinese literature and film by time and theme. Exploration of the worlds created by authors and directors who experienced, reflected upon, and recast one of the most tumultuous periods of social change and cultural creativity in human history, as well as the new experiences and meanings we produce in these works through our own readings and in our own context.

EALC B238 Chinese Culture and Society

This course encourages students to think critically about major developments in Chinese culture and society that have occurred during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with an emphasis on understanding both cultural change and continuity in China. Drawing on ethnographic material and case studies from rural and urban China over the traditional, revolutionary, and reform periods, this course examines a variety of topics including family and kinship; marriage, reproduction, and death; popular religion; women and gender; the Cultural Revolution; social and economic reforms and development; gift exchange and guanxi networks; changing perceptions of space and place; as well as globalization and modernity. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies; International Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2016-2017)

EALC B240 Topics in Chinese Film

This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)Counts towards: Film Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2016-2017)

EALC B260 The History and Rhetoric of Buddhist Meditation

While Buddhist meditation is often seen as a neutral technology, free of ties to any one spiritual path or worldview, we will examine the practice through the cosmological and soteriological contexts that gave rise to it. This course examines a great variety of discourses surrounding meditation in traditional Buddhist texts.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Glassman,H.
(Fall 2016)

EALC B263 The Chinese Revolution

Places the causes and consequences of the 20th century revolutions in historical perspective, by examining its late-imperial antecedents and tracing how the revolution has (and has not) transformed China, including the lives of such key revolutionary supporters as the peasantry, women, and intellectuals.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2016-2017)

EALC B264 Human Rights in China

This course will examine China’s human rights issues from a historical perspective. The topics include diverse perspectives on human rights, historical background, civil rights, religious practice, justice system, education, as well as the problems concerning some social groups such as migrant laborers, women, ethnic minorities and peasants.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Jiang,Y.
(Fall 2016)

EALC B270 Topics in Chinese History

This is a topics course, course content varies.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Fu,R.

Spring 2017: History of the Silk Road. A journey along the overland routes that stretched between China and the Mediterranean Sea and served as conduits for cultural and material exchange between the East and the West from 200-1000 AD. Exploration of major archaeological ruins and artifacts, along with primary sources in translation. Examination of modern representations and reimaginings of life along the Silk Road.

EALC B281 Food in Translation: Theory and Practice

This semester we will explore the connections between what we eat and how we define ourselves in the context of global culture. We will proceed from the assumption that food is an object of culture, and that our contemplation of its transformations and translations in production, preparation, consumption, and distribution will inform our notions of personal and group identity. This course takes Chinese food as a case study, and examines the way that Chinese food moves from its host country to diasporic communities all over the world, using theories of translation as our theoretical and empirical foundation. From analyzing menu and ingredient translations to producing a short film based on interviews, we will consider the relationship between food and communication in a multilingual and multicultural world. Readings include theoretical texts on translation (Apter), recipe books and menus, Chinese and Chinese-American literature (Classic of Poetry, Mo Yan, Hong Kingston). Films include Ian Cheney’s “Searching for General Tso,” Wayne Wang’s “Soul of a Banquet” and “Eat a Bowl of Tea,” Ang Li’s “Eat Drink Man Woman,” and Wong Karwai’s “In the Mood for Love.”
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts towards: Film Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2016-2017)

EALC B322 Topics: Considering the Dream of Red Chambers

The Dream of Red Chambers (Hongloumeng) is arguably the most important novel in Chinese literary history. The novel tells the story of the waxing and waning of fortunes of the Jia family and their networks of family and social relations, and in its finely articulated details also serves as a chronicle of the Qing dynasty, an examination of visual culture, environment, kinship, sociology, economics, religious and cultural beliefs, and the structures of domestic life. In addition to addressing these aspects that we might categorize as external, the novel also turns inwards and examines the human heart and mind. How can we know another? How do we define ourselves? These questions, and many others, have occupied scholars for the last two centuries. We will spend the semester reading all five volumes of the David Hawkes translation, with secondary readings assigned to guide the discussion based on the semester’s theme. Course topics varies.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2016-2017)

EALC B325 Topics in Chinese History and Culture

This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2016-2017)

EALC B345 Topics in East Asian Culture

This is a topics course. Course contents vary. Prerequisite: At least one course approved as an EALC core course and sophomore standing.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Fu,R.

Fall 2016: Readings in Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. Close reading of the 18th-century collection Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio (Liaozhi zhiyi) in translation, with some attention to secondary and theoretical materials. Exploration of themes such as fox fairies, ghosts, monsters, metamorphosis, Utopia, the quest for immortality, and life as a dream. These tales will serve as starting points for examining broader questions, including what it means to read across cultures.

EALC B352 China’s Environment

This seminar explores China’s environmental issues from a historical perspective. It begins by considering a range of analytical approaches , and then explores three general periods in China’s environmental changes, imperial times, Mao’s socialist experiments during the first thirty years of the People’s Republic, and the post-Mao reforms. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Counts towards: Environmental Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2016-2017)

EALC B362 Environment in Contemporary East Asia: China and Japan

This seminar explores environmental issues in contemporary East Asia from a historical perspective. It will explore the common and different environmental problems in Japan and China, and explain and interpret their causal factors and solving measures in cultural traditions, social movements, economic growth, political and legal institutions and practices, international cooperation and changing perceptions. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above.
Counts towards: Environmental Studies
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Jiang,Y.
(Fall 2016)

EALC B380 Readings in Advanced Chinese

This course prepares advanced readers of Chinese for the practice of reading, translating and analyzing primary source texts in early-modern and modern Chinese literature. This class is conducted in English, and all readings and screenings are in the original language. The course assumes advanced reading knowledge of Chinese and requires successful completion of 3rd year Chinese or equivalent as a prerequisite. Majors are strongly encouraged to take this course.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2016-2017)

EALC B398 Senior Seminar

A research workshop culminating in the writing and presentation of a senior thesis. Required of all majors; open to concentrators and others by permission.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Glassman,H., Jiang,Y., Schoneveld,E.
(Fall 2016)

EALC B399 Senior Seminar

A research workshop culminating in the writing and presentation of a senior thesis. Required of all majors.
Units: 0.5
(Not Offered 2016-2017)

EALC H120A Chinese Perspectives on the Individual and Society

A survey of philosophical, literary, legal, and autobiographical sources on Chinese notions of the individual in traditional and modern China. Particular emphasis is placed on identifying how ideal and actual relationships between the individual and society vary across class and gender and over time. Special attention will be paid to the early 20th century, when Western ideas about the individual begin to penetrate Chinese literature and political discourse.
Smith,Paul Jakov

EALC H132A Japanese Civilization

A broad chronological survey of Japanese culture and society from the earliest times to the present, with special reference to such topics as belief, family, language, the arts, and sociopolitical organization. Readings include primary sources in English translation and secondary studies.
Glassman,Hank

EALC H219A Modern and Contemporary East Asian Art and Visual Culture

This course examines the development of modern and contemporary art and visual culture in China, Japan and Korea from the early twentieth century to the present day, with a focus on photography, sculpture, painting, film, propaganda, and performance art.
Schoneveld,Erin

EALC H242A Buddhist Philosophy in a Global Context

An introduction to classical Indian Buddhist thought in a global and comparative context. The course begins with a meditative reading of the classical text-The Dhamapada-and proceeds to an in depth critical exploration of the teachings of Nagarjuna, the great dialectician who founded the Madhyamika School.
Gangadean,Ashok K

EALC H268A War and Military Culture in China

This course surveys the role of war and the tension between civil and martial values in Chinese history, the place of China’s military arts and sciences in global history, and literary and biographical representations of China’s experience of war.
Crosslisted: History, East Asian Languages & Cultures Pre-requisite(s): Sophomore standing or higher Smith,Paul Jakov

EALC H335B Japanese Modernism Across Media

This curatorial seminar examines the technological shifts and cultural transformations that have shaped Japanese artistic production and practice from the early 20th-century through the present day. Readings from pre-modern through contemporary sources, film screenings, and museum field trips, will be included.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher.
Schoneveld,Erin

EALC H398A Senior Seminar

A semester-long research workshop culminating in the writing and presentation of a senior thesis. Required of all majors; open to concentrators and others by permission.
Glassman,Hank
Schoneveld,Erin

CHINESE

COURSES

CNSE B001 Intensive First-Year Chinese

An intensive introductory course in modern spoken and written Chinese. The development of oral-aural skills is integrated through grammar explanations and drill sessions designed to reinforce new material through active practice. Six hours a week of lecture and oral practice plus one-on-one sessions with the instructor. This is a year-long course; both semesters are required for credit. Requires attendance at class and drills.
Approach: Course does not meet an Approach
Units: 1.5
Instructor(s): Zhang,C.
(Fall 2016)

CNSE B002 Intensive First Year Chinese

An intensive introductory course in modern spoken and written Chinese. The development of oral-aural skills is integrated through grammar explanations and drill sessions designed to reinforce new material through active practice. Six hours a week of lecture and oral practice plus one-on-one sessions with the instructor. This is a year-long course; both semesters are required for credit. Attendance required at class and drills.
Approach: Course does not meet an Approach
Units: 1.5
(Spring 2017)

CNSE B003 Second-year Chinese

Second-year Chinese aims for further development of language skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Five hours of class plus individual conference. This is a year-long course; both semesters (CNSE 003 and 004) are required for credit. Prerequisite: First-year Chinese or a passing score on the Placement Exam. Requires attendance at class and drills
Approach: Course does not meet an Approach
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Chiang,T.
(Fall 2016)

CNSE B004 Second-Year Chinese

Second-year Chinese aims for further development of language skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Five hours of class plus individual conference. This is a year-long course; both semesters (CNSE 003 and 004) are required for credit. Prerequisite: First-year Chinese or a passing score on the Placement Exam. Attendance required at class and drills
Approach: Course does not meet an Approach
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Chiang,T.
(Spring 2017)

CNSE B007 First-Year Chinese Non-Intensive

This course is designed for students who have some facility in listening, speaking, reading and writing Chinese but have not yet achieved sufficient proficiency to take Second Year Chinese. It is a year-long course that covers the same lessons as the intensive First Year Chinese, but the class meets only three hours a week. Students must place into Chinese B007 through the Chinese Language Placement exam.
Approach: Course does not meet an Approach
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Chiang,T.
(Fall 2016)

CNSE B008 First Year Chinese (Non-intensive)

This course is designed for students who have some facility in listening, speaking, reading and writing Chinese but have not yet achieved sufficient proficiency to take Second Year Chinese. It is a year-long course that covers the same lessons as the intensive First Year Chinese, but the class meets only three hours a week. Prerequisite: CNSE B007
Approach: Course does not meet an Approach
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Chiang,T.
(Spring 2017)

CNSE B380 Readings in Advanced Chinese

This course prepares advanced readers of Chinese for the practice of reading and using primary source texts in early-modern and modern Chinese literature. Students will engage in critical reading and analysis of Chinese texts in class discussion and writing assignments. Part of each class meeting will be dedicated to reading and translating from the text to discuss issues of translation and grammar. This class is conducted in English, and all readings and screenings are in the original language. The course assumes advanced reading knowledge of Chinese and requires successful completion of 3rd year Chinese as a prerequisite. Majors are strongly encouraged to take this course. Prerequisites: Successful completion of 3rd-year Chinese or equivalent.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2016-2017)

EALC B380 Readings in Advanced Chinese

This course prepares advanced readers of Chinese for the practice of reading, translating and analyzing primary source texts in early-modern and modern Chinese literature. This class is conducted in English, and all readings and screenings are in the original language. The course assumes advanced reading knowledge of Chinese and requires successful completion of 3rd year Chinese or equivalent as a prerequisite. Majors are strongly encouraged to take this course.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2016-2017)

CNSE H101A Third-Year Chinese

A focus on overall language skills through reading and discussion of modern short stories, as well as on students facility in written and oral expression through readings in modern drama and screenplays. Readings include representative works from the May Fourth Period (1919-27) to the present. Audio and videotapes of drama and films are used as study aids.
Attributes: East Asian Languages and Cultures Humanities
Zhang,Changchun

CNSE H201A Advanced Chinese: Chinese Films and Culture

In this Advanced Chinese course the topic is Chinese Films and Culture. Students will watch and study a selection of films through which we will learn about life in contemporary China and learn the vocabulary to discuss and write on relevant topics. This is still language course, with more intensive training on formal writing and oral expression on serious topics. Pre-requisite(s): Third year Chinese or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Attributes: East Asian Languages and Cultures Humanities
Huang,Shizhe

JAPANESE

JNSE H001A First-Year Japanese (Intensive)

An introduction to the four basic skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening), with special emphasis on the development of conversational fluency in socio-cultural contexts. Six hours per week of lecture and oral practice. This is a year-long course; both semesters (001 and 002) are required for credit. Students must choose one Drill Session.
Sato,Tetsuya
Kobayashi,Minako

JNSE H003A Second-Year Japanese

A continuation of first-year Japanese, with a focus on the further development of oral proficiency, along with reading and writing skills. Five hours per week of lecture and oral practice. This is not a year-long course. Students must choose one Drill Session.
Suzuki,Kimiko
Kobayashi,Minako

JNSE H101A Third-Year Japanese

A continuation of language study with further development of oral proficiency and reading/writing skills. Emphasis on reading and discussing simple texts. Advanced study of grammar and kanji; more training in opinion essay and report writing. Additional oral practice outside of classroom expected.
Sato,Tetsuya

JNSE H201A Advanced Japanese I

Continued training in modern Japanese, with particular emphasis on reading texts, mastery of the kanji, and expansion of vocabulary. Explores variety of genres and text types using authentic materials.
Suzuki,Kimiko