JAPAN 441

Introduction to Classical Japanese

Course Description

Reading of premodern texts, emphasizing grammar and syntax, and showing differences from and influences on the modern idiom.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Recommended

It is recommended that students complete JAPAN 325 before enrolling in this course

Title

Knowing relationship between classical and modern language

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to analyze and discuss the influence of the pre-modern language on present-day Japanese.

Title

Understanding and analyzing key premodern literary texts

Learning Outcome

Students will read and analyze the content and linguistic features of important premodern literary texts. A writing sample will be included in the individual student portfolio.