Please note: The course descriptions displayed here are current as of Tuesday, September 1, 2015, but the official Course Catalog should be used for all official planning.

CHJA 101
Beginning Chinese I

An introduction to elementary Mandarin Chinese. Emphasis on the acquisition of basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with discussions to practice pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. Five class meetings per week. Units: 6.

CHJA 102
Beginning Chinese II

A continuation of CHJA 101 with further practice in basic language skills. Five class meetings per week. Units: 6. Prerequisite: CHJA 101

CHJA 111
Beginning Japanese I

An introduction to beginning Japanese. Emphasis on the acquisition of basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with discussions to practice pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. Five class meetings per week. Units: 6.

CHJA 112
Beginning Japanese II

A continuation of CHJA 111 with further practice in basic language skills. Five class meetings per week. Units: 6. Prerequisite: CHJA 111 or equivalent

CHJA 191
Directed Study in Chinese or Japanese

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

CHJA 195
Internship in Chinese or Japanese

An opportunity for students to apply their Chinese or Japanese language skills in business, government, and the non-profit sector on the regional, national, and international levels. Arranged in collaboration with and supervised by a member of the department. Includes discussion, report, and/or portfolio. Advance consultation and application required. Units: 3. Prerequisite: Study abroad at the third-year level or CHJA 401 and 402 or CHJA 411; Counter Registration Required

CHJA 201
Beginning Intermediate Chinese

A course to help students attain minimal proficiency in conversational Chinese and begin to read and write beyond the elementary level. Five class meetings per week. Units: 6. Prerequisite: CHJA 102

CHJA 202
Intermediate Chinese I

Intermediate-level Chinese with further practice in conversational fluency and exposure to more difficult levels of reading and writing. Five class meetings per week. Units: 6. Prerequisite: CHJA 201

CHJA 203
Intermediate Chinese II

Continued intermediate-level work in Chinese. Focus on developing more sustained use of Mandarin Chinese in conversation, reading, and writing. Five class meetings per week. Units: 6. Prerequisite: CHJA 202

CHJA 204
Topics in Chinese for Special Purposes

Rotating topics course, with two alternating topics: (1) Material Culture and (2) The Environment, designed to supplement the intermediate Chinese course if taken concurrently, and to prepare students for internships and field experiences in China. Repeatable when topic is different. Units: 3. Prerequisite: CHJA 201 and consent of instructor

CHJA 211
Beginning Intermediate Japanese

A course to help students attain minimal proficiency in conversational Japanese and begin to read and write beyond the elementary level. Five class meetings per week. Units: 6. Prerequisite: CHJA 112

CHJA 212
Intermediate Japanese I

Intermediate-level Japanese with further practice in conversational fluency and exposure to more difficult levels of reading and writing. Five class meetings per week. Units: 6. Prerequisite: CHJA 211 or consent of instructor

CHJA 213
Intermediate Japanese II

Intermediate-level Japanese with further practice in all four skills. A continuation of CHJA 212. Five class meetings per week. Units: 6. Prerequisite: CHJA 212 or consent of instructor

CHJA 255
Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture

A survey of the Chinese language family, its linguistic structure, dialectal variations, writing system, speech registers, interaction with other languages and the internet world, and its role in reflecting cultural and societal aspects such as social class, familial hierarchy, age and gender, and Confucianism. Taught in English. Units: 6. Prerequisite: CHJA 101 or consent of instructor
Also listed as Linguistics 255

CHJA 260
East Asian Classics in Translation

This introductory course explores encounters with nature in East Asian texts through close reading of primary texts in English translation—Taoist philosophy, lyric poetry, personal memoirs, fiction and film—from the traditional periods of China and Japan, ending with a contemporary Japanese novel set in 1980s suburban Tokyo. Particular attention is paid to literary form, voice, aesthetic concerns, and issues relating to humans’ relationship with nature. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; EAST 140 recommended
Also listed as Environmental Studies 206, East Asian Studies 260

CHJA 265
Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture

A survey introducing major characteristics of Japanese language with reference to the structure of Japanese society. Topics include honorifics, use of pronouns, loan words, age and gender differences in the language. The course will also familiarize students with various aspects of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; CHJA 112 recommended
Also listed as East Asian Studies 265, Linguistics 265

CHJA 301
Advanced Intermediate Chinese

An advanced Chinese course for students who want to develop their language skills. Extensive use of contemporary print and media materials to emphasize written as well as oral proficiency while providing students with a basic cultural understanding of today’s China. Course does not count toward the humanities general education requirement for B.A. and B.A./B.Mus students. Units: 6. Prerequisite: CHJA 203 or consent of instructor

CHJA 310
Introduction to East Asian Linguistics

Survey of genetic, regional, and typological classification of East Asian languages; writing systems for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Tibetan languages; descriptive and comparative analyses of phonological, morphological, and syntactic structures of East Asian languages. More than one language may be investigated in detail. Units: 6. Prerequisite: LING 150 and sophomore standing
Also listed as East Asian Studies 310, Linguistics 310

CHJA 311
Advanced Intermediate Japanese

This advanced course is designed for students who wish to develop their language skills in Japanese beyond the intermediate level. It provides students with a basic cultural understanding of today’s Japan. Contemporary print and media materials will be used to enhance written as well as oral proficiency. Course does not count towards the humanities general education requirement for B.A. and B.A./B.Mus students. Units: 6. Prerequisite: CHJA 213 or consent of instructor

CHJA 325
Destination China

A required course for students who plan to study in China on the Associated Colleges in China (ACC) Program or an equivalent program. Students will be asked to participate in weekly meetings on various topics related to contemporary China. Units: 2. Prerequisite: Acceptance into study abroad program in China

CHJA 330
Survey of Premodern Japanese Literature and Culture (in English)

This course introduces students to seminal works of Japanese culture before 1868, and modern representations of premodern culture. Although the course will primarily focus on literature in translation, it will also look at works of art, film, and material culture. Taught in English. Units: 6.
Also listed as East Asian Studies 330

CHJA 332
Survey of Modern Japanese Literature and Film (in English)

This course introduces students to seminal works of Japanese literature and film from 1868 to the present, as a way to think about the transformation of Japan from a traditional society to a modern nation state. Units: 6.
Also listed as East Asian Studies 332

CHJA 350
Modern Chinese Literature and Cinema in Translation

A survey of 20th-century Chinese fiction and cinema. Iconoclastic works of modern Chinese vernacular fiction from 1919 through the post-Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) will be juxtaposed alongside films dealing with the same period, such as Red Sorghum (1987) and Farewell, My Concubine (1992) made by the so-called Fifth Generation of film directors (born after 1949, when the People’s Republic was founded). Class conducted in English. No knowledge of Chinese required. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; EAST 150 recommended
Also listed as East Asian Studies 350, Film Studies 350

CHJA 360
Chinese Contemporary Film in English

Using feature films and documentaries from the so-called Fifth [1982-] and Sixth Generations [beginning in the 1990s] of film directors in China, this course provides a visual record of the immense political, economic, and social changes in China since the Reform and Opening up period at the end of the Cultural Revolution. Taught in English. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; EAST 150 or EAST 420 recommended
Also listed as East Asian Studies 360, Film Studies 360

CHJA 390
Tutorial Studies in Chinese or Japanese

Individualized advanced study under regular staff direction on topics not covered in lower-level courses. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

CHJA 391
Directed Study in Chinese or Japanese

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

CHJA 395
Internship in Chinese or Japanese

An opportunity for students to apply their Chinese or Japanese language skills in business, government, and the non-profit sector on the regional, national, and international levels. Arranged in collaboration with and supervised by a member of the department. Includes discussion, report, and/or portfolio. Advance consultation and application required. Units: 3. Prerequisite: Study abroad at the third-year level or CHJA 401 and 402 or CHJA 411; Counter Registration Required

CHJA 399
Independent Study in Chinese or Japanese

Individualized advanced research under staff guidance to prepare a substantial paper, usually for submission for honors. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

CHJA 401
Advanced Communicative Chinese

An advanced course, taught in Chinese, designed to strengthen the language proficiency of upper-level students, especially those returning from studying abroad in the Associated Colleges in China program. Students gain intensive practice in all communicative skills through extensive oral discussion, preparation of written reports on various social topics, and exposure to current academic essays, short stories, and films. Course does not count towards the humanities general education requirement for B.A. and B.A./B.Mus students. Units: 6. Prerequisite: CHJA 301 or consent of instructor

CHJA 402
Advanced Readings in Chinese

An advanced course in Chinese that introduces students to texts in classical and documentary style. During the first half of the course, students review the basic grammar and vocabulary of classical Chinese through short readings in traditional classical texts. The second half builds upon this base to introduce students to contemporary readings in literature and documents, which draw heavily upon classical elements. Course does not count towards the humanities general education requirement for B.A. and B.A./B.Mus students. Units: 6. Prerequisite: CHJA 301 or consent of instructor

CHJA 411
Advanced Communicative Japanese

An advanced course, taught in Japanese, designed to strengthen the language proficiency of upper-level students, especially those returning from studying in Japan. Course does not count towards the humanities general education requirement for B.A. and B.A./B.Mus students. Units: 6. Prerequisite: CHJA 311 or consent of instructor

CHJA 412
Advanced Readings in Japanese

The aims of this advanced Japanese course are two-fold: 1) to accelerate students’ Japanese proficiency in reading to the advanced level; and 2) to learn the fundamentals of classical Japanese grammar to read pre-modern historical and literary texts. Units: 6. Prerequisite: CHJA 411 or consent of the instructor.

CHJA 520
Seminar in Chinese Literature

An introduction to some of China’s greatest literary texts of a single genre, period, author, or theme. Issues addressed include gender relations, responses to traditional roles, and the development of fiction in China. Knowledge of Chinese not required. Advanced students of Chinese language may take concurrently CHJA 391 or CHJA 591, for three units, and work with the instructor to read excerpts in the original Chinese. Topic for Fall 2011: Dream of the Red Chamber Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; EAST 140 recommended
Also listed as East Asian Studies 520

CHJA 590
Tutorial Studies in Chinese or Japanese

Individualized advanced study under regular staff direction on topics not covered in lower-level courses. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

CHJA 591
Directed Study in Chinese or Japanese

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

CHJA 595
Internship in Chinese or Japanese

An opportunity for students to apply their Chinese or Japanese language skills in business, government, and the non-profit sector on the regional, national, and international levels. Arranged in collaboration with and supervised by a member of the department. Includes discussion, report, and/or portfolio. Advance consultation and application required. Units: 3. Prerequisite: Study abroad at the third-year level or CHJA 401 and 402 or CHJA 411; Counter Registration Required

CHJA 599
Independent Study in Chinese or Japanese

Individualized advanced research under staff guidance to prepare a substantial paper, usually for submission for honors. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

CHJA 690
Tutorial Studies in Chinese or Japanese

Individualized advanced study under regular staff direction on topics not covered in lower-level courses. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

CHJA 691
Directed Study in Chinese or Japanese

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

CHJA 695
Internship in Chinese or Japanese

An opportunity for students to apply their Chinese or Japanese language skills in business, government, and the non-profit sector on the regional, national, and international levels. Arranged in collaboration with and supervised by a member of the department. Includes discussion, report, and/or portfolio. Advance consultation and application required. Units: 3. Prerequisite: Study abroad at the third-year level or CHJA 401 and 402 or CHJA 411; Counter Registration Required

CHJA 699
Independent Study in Chinese or Japanese

Individualized advanced research under staff guidance to prepare a substantial paper, usually for submission for honors. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

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