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OSPKYOTO 3K: First-Year Japanese Language, Culture, and Communication, Third Quarter

(Formerly OSPKYOTO 9K). Continuation of 2K. First-year sequence enables students to converse, write, and read essays on topics such as personal history, experiences, familiar people. Fulfills University Foreign Language Requirement. Prerequisite: JAPANLNG 2 or OSPKYOTO 2K if taken 2012-13 or later (JAPANLNG 8 if taken 2011-13 or earlier)
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPKYOTO 5A: Independent Study in Japan's Energy Crisis

Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 5B: Independent Study in News Shaping Japan Today

Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

OSPKYOTO 13: Contemporary Religion in Japan's Ancient Capital: Sustaining and Recasting Tradition

Japanese attitudes to religion and popular forms of religiosity. Syncretic nature of beliefs and practices drawn on a variety of interwoven concepts, beliefs, customs and religious activities of native Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Indian origins as background. Topics include: pursuit of worldly benefits, religion and healing, fortune-telling, ascetic practices, pilgrimage, festivals (matsuri), new religions and their image, impact of the internet, response of religion in times of crisis.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (GP)

OSPKYOTO 21K: Second-Year Japanese Language, Culture, and Communication, First Quarter

(Formerly OSPKYOTO 17K.) Goal is to further develop and enhance spoken and written Japanese in order to handle advanced concepts such as comparison and contrast of the two cultures, descriptions of incidents, and social issues. 800 kanji, 1,400 new words, and higher-level grammatical constructions. Readings include authentic materials such as newspaper articles, and essays. Prerequisite: JAPANLNG 3 if taken 2012-13 or later (JAPANLNG 7 if taken 2011-12 or earlier)
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (GP)

OSPKYOTO 23K: Second-Year Japanese Language, Culture, and Communication, Third Quarter

Formerly OSPKYOTO 19K). Goal is to further develop and enhance spoken and written Japanese in order to handle advanced concepts such as comparison and contrast of the two cultures, descriptions of incidents, and social issues. 800 kanji, 1,400 new words, and higher-level grammatical constructions. Readings include authentic materials such as newspaper articles, and essays. Prerequisite: JAPANLNG 22 or OSPKYOTO 22K if taken 2012-13 or later (JAPANLNG 18 if taken 2011-12 or earlier)
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (GP)

OSPKYOTO 27: Japanese Popular Culture

Introduction to forms and categories of Japanese popular culture including: Japanese movies and television, animation and manga, magazines, newspapers and other printed materials, characters and product brands, sports and other entertainment industries, music and idols, fashion, food and drink, consumer goods, shopping malls and other places for consumption. Using a cultural studies framework, analyze these various forms of popular culture considering the following: different groups in society; historical variability; industry, government and media interests; and advertising policies.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (GP)

OSPKYOTO 29: The Culinary Arts of Japan

Focusing on Kyoto's culinary heritage, introduction to the principle ingredients and methods used in Japanese cuisine. Field trips to select local producers and purveyors organized around related food groups including tea and wagashi; dashi; tofu, miso and shoyu; seasonal vegetables and seafood; tsukemono and rice. Visits to shops and artisan workshops specializing in culinary tools such as cutlery, kitchen utensils and tableware are also scheduled, as is a final hands-on cooking lesson with one of Kyoto's leading chefs. Enrollment limited.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (GP)

OSPKYOTO 34: Gender and Work in the US and Japan

Sources, extent, and consequences of workplace gender inequality in the United States and Japan. Gender disparities in labor force participation, wages, promotions and the types of jobs men and women hold. How societal norms against maternal employment affect women's labor force participation and, consequently, economic growth at a societal level. Employment across different types of jobs, including women in science and engineering fields. Current social and organizational policies designed to reduce gender inequality and spur economic growth. Japan's plan for stimulating the Japanese economy through government policies to persuade Japanese women to join and stay in the paid workforce compared to approaches in the US, which have largely come from the corporate sector.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Correll, S. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 36: Independent Study on Sociology of Work in Japan

Independent study offered on a wide range of topics related to understanding modern issues in the Japanese workplace, including policies affecting immigration, changing attitudes among younger workers, the experiences of LGBT workers, efforts to promote entrepreneurships. Students propose a topic to the instructor who will help craft a reading list and appropriate on-site field trips. All projects will involve interviewing Japanese citizens about their workplace experiences and/or attitudes. Projects may be completed in small groups. Students and instructor will meet weekly; outside work will be tailored to student interest.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Correll, S. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 38: From Chashitsu to Muji: a Creative Introduction to the Roots of Contemporary Japanese Design

The chashitsu (Japanese tea house) and other Japanese traditional buildings in the sukiya style as keys to understanding the guiding principles of Japanese design and social aesthetics as they have evolved to the present day. Combination of the practical, creative and experiential, allowing students to engage with the subject of sensory design in the timeless Japanese context. Visits to Japanese traditional buildings to learn about and experience their spatial, material and sensory qualities from a historical, cultural, design and non-visual perspective. Enrollment limited.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (GP)

OSPKYOTO 40M: An Intro to Making: What is EE

Is a hands-on class where students learn to make stuff. Through the process of building, you are introduced to the basic areas of EE. Students build a "useless box" and learn about circuits, feedback, and programming hardware, a light display for your desk and bike and learn about coding, transforms, and LEDs, a solar charger and an EKG machine and learn about power, noise, feedback, more circuits, and safety. And you get to keep the toys you build. Prerequisite: CS 106A.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SMA | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

OSPKYOTO 73: The Arc of Innovation: Japan's Cutting Edge

In Kyoto, both the old and the new coexist together in remarkable harmony. This is true for many aspects of Kyoto life, not least of which is its industries. The aim of this course is to allow students to explore how many of Kyoto's modern, high tech companies originated from traditional firms, and how they leverage their heritage (philosophies, mindset, culture, practices) for their modern day innovation.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Sugai, P. (PI); Hugh, M. (GP)

OSPKYOTO 103K: Third-Year Japanese Language, Culture, and Communication, Third Quarter

(Formerly OSPKYOTO 119K). Continuation of 118K. Goal is to express thoughts and opinions in paragraph length in spoken and written forms. Materials include current Japanese media and literature for native speakers of Japanese. Cultural and social topics related to Japan and its people. Prerequisite: JAPANLNG 102 or OSPKYOTO 102K if taken 2012-13 or later (JAPANLNG 118 if taken 2011-12 or earlier)
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (GP)

OSPKYOTO 199A: Directed Reading A

May be repeated for credit
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 1-4 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (PI); Sommer, M. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 199B: Directed Reading B

May be repeated for credit
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 1-4 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 210K: Advanced Japanese

Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Ueda, H. (PI); Hugh, M. (GP)
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