南山大学

 

The Academic Program

The following is a list of courses that will be offered in 2017/2018 at the Center for Japanese Studies. There is a wide variety of courses offered in five categories: Courses in the Japanese Language, Japanese Seminar Courses, Lecture Courses in Japanese Area Studies, Open Courses, and Practical Courses in the Japanese Arts.

2017/2018 CJS COURSE OFFERINGS (TENTATIVE)

Courses in the Japanese Language Japanese Seminar Courses
Required Elective Courses Elective Courses
5 + 3 credits 2 credits / each
90 min. × (5 + 3) times / week 90 min. / week
Academic Japanese Reading  
New Intensive Japanese 700
  • Japanese Media Literacy
  • Readings in Japanese Literature Ⅱ
  • Academic Japanese Writing
New Intensive Japanese 600
  • Japanese in Tourism
  • Classical Japanese
  • Creative Writing
  • Business Japanese
  • Intro. to Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
  • University Preparatory Japanese
  • Readings in Social Science Ⅱ
  • Readings in Japanese Literature Ⅰ
  • Intro. to Academic Japanese Writing
New Intensive Japanese 500
  • Intro. to Creative Writing
  • Intro. to Business Japanese
  • Japanese in Volunteering
  • Intermediate Translation
  • Readings in Social Science Ⅰ
New Intensive Japanese 400
  • Elementary Translation
New Intensive Japanese 300  
Lecture Courses in Japanese Area Studies Open Courses Practical Courses in the Japanese Arts
Elective Courses Elective Courses Elective Courses
3 credits / each 2 credits / each 2 credits / each
135 min. / week 90 min. / week 90 min. / week
  • Japanese Business Ⅰ
  • Japanese Business Ⅱ
  • Japanese Economy Ⅰ
  • Japanese Economy Ⅱ
  • Japanese History
  • Japanese Literature Ⅲ
  • Japanese Literature Ⅳ
  • Japanese Culture and Art Ⅰ
  • Japanese Culture and Art Ⅱ
  • Japanese Culture
  • Japanese Religions Ⅰ
  • Japanese Foreign Policy
  • Japanese Politics Ⅰ
  • Fieldwork Research Methods for Japan Ⅰ
  • Japanese Society Ⅱ
  • Survey of Traditional Japanese Literature Ⅰ
  • Survey of Traditional Japanese Literature Ⅱ
  • Topics in Japanese Linguistics
  • Japanese Folklore
  • Seminar in War and Peace: A Transnational Perspective
  • Japanese Linguistics Ⅰ
  • Japanese Linguistics Ⅲ
  • Principles of Language Education
  • Observation and Analysis of Japanese Language Activities (NIJ600-)
  • Japanese Society and Law Ⅰ(NIJ500-)
  • Seminar in American Foreign Relations: A View From Japan (NIJ400-)
  • Political and Social Issues of Japan (NIJ400-)
  • Seminar in American History
  • Flower Arrangement (Ikebana)
  • Calligraphy (Shodō)
  • Woodblock Printing (Hanga)
  • Japanese Culture and Tea Ceremony (Sadō)
  • Chinese Black Ink Painting (Sumie)

COURSES IN THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE

Various levels of Japanese courses (from 300 level to Academic Japanese Reading) are offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters.

New Intensive Japanese

The Japanese Language Program at the Center for Japanese Studies at Nanzan University is an intensive program comprising six levels as indicated in the next two pages. Each level consists of three types of courses: Japanese for Communication, Japanese Reading and Writing, and Project Work. All full-time students are required to take Japanese for Communication and Japanese Reading and Writing. Project Work is an elective course.

Japanese for Communication (5 credits) is designed to improve overall Japanese proficiency for communication. Although more focus is placed on speaking and listening, a multi-skill approach is usually taken. The class meets ten periods a week.

Japanese Reading and Writing (3 credits) is designed to improve reading and writing skills. Topics are usually chosen from social, cultural and academic topics that are suitable for college students. Although more focus is placed on reading and writing, discussion or debate are also encouraged. The class meets six periods a week.

Project Work (1 credit) is designed to enable students to conduct a project using various types of Japanese language. Students also learn how to give oral presentations on their project work using presentation software or an overhead projector. At the end of the course students organize the results of their project into a short paper. The class meets two periods a week.

Japanese Language Levels

The following is a description of the six levels of Japanese. Placement in courses is determined by the result of placement tests and performance during the first two weeks of the course. Although students are most likely to be placed into courses of the same level, it is also possible to be placed into different levels for Japanese for Communication and Japanese Reading and Writing.

Daily Schedule (Sample)

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:20 – 10:05 Courses in the Japanese Language Courses in the Japanese Language Courses in the Japanese Language Courses in the Japanese Language Courses in the Japanese Language
10:05 – 10:50
11:05 – 11:50    
11:50 – 12:35    
1:30 – 2:15 Practical Courses in the Japanese Arts Open Courses Field Trips, Coffee Hour, etc.    
2:15 – 3:00    
2:15 – 3:00     Japanese Seminar Courses  
3:15 – 4:00     Lecture Courses in Japanese Area Studies
4:00 – 4:45      
4:45 – 5:30