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OSPKYOTO 2K: First-Year Japanese Language, Culture, and Communication, Second Quarter

Continuation of JAPANLNG 1. First-year sequence enables students to converse, write, and read essays on topics such as personal history, experiences, familiar people. Prerequisite: JAPANLNG 1 if taken 2012-13 of later (JAPANLNG 7 if taken 2011-12 or earlier)
Terms: Aut | Units: 5
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (GP)

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: Aut, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: Language

OSPKYOTO 5B: Independent Study in News Shaping Japan Today

Terms: Spr | Units: 1
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (PI)

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
Instructors: ; Ludvik, C. (PI); Hugh, M. (GP)

OSPKYOTO 18: Ceramic Art and Technology, from Ancient to Modern

Evolution of Japanese ceramics, beginning with the archeological record of the Jomon Period and ending with modern Kyoto-localized engineering (e.g., product development by the Kyocera Corporation & Group) and artistic movements (e.g., the mid-Twentieth Century Sodeisha). Topics include: materials science of silicate ceramics; ancient ceramic technology development in East Asia; geology of Japan's indigenous clay; roles of ceramics in the Japanese tea ceremony and culinary culture; engineered ceramic materials and their present-day applications; and modern developments in the Kyoto ceramic arts scene. Field trips to Kyoto-area museums, galleries, and academic and industrial laboratories.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II
Instructors: ; Mabuchi, H. (PI)

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: Aut, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: Language

OSPKYOTO 22K: Second-Year Japanese Language, Culture, and Communication, Second Quarter

(Formerly OSPKYOTO 18K). Continuation of JAPANLNG 21. 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 21 if taken 2012-13 or later (JAPANLNG 17 if taken 2011-12 or earlier)
Terms: Aut | Units: 5
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

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: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI
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: 1-2
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (GP)

OSPKYOTO 37: Kyoto Artisans in the 21st Century

Introduction to the multiple arcs of innovation within Kyoto's world of crafts and the reverence for materials and techniques in such a way that each enterprise reflects a recognizable template from which students can better assess their relative merits (or demerits) while gaining first-hand insights into the resilience and remarkable staying-power of these multigenerational heritage operations
Terms: Aut | Units: 2
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (GP)

OSPKYOTO 39: Capturing Concepts: A Photographic Exploration of the Origins of Kanji

Under guidance of official photographer for KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival, photograph scenes from everyday life in Kyoto to portray contemporary versions of the ancient forms and original meanings of ten different kanji. Develop observational, interpretive and creative abilities as well as improve technical skills (including picture composition and image editing).
Terms: Aut | Units: 2
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
Instructors: ; Meza, M. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 41: Queer Culture and Life in Japan

Exploration of queer lives and cultural practices in Japan through diverse materials from film, literature, theater, art, as well as newspapers and personal testimonies. What it means to be queer in Japan and how it might signify differently from a US context. Looking at each text, examine how gender norms and sexual politics intersect and operate in Japanese society.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-EDP, WAY-SI
Instructors: ; Kanno, Y. (PI); Hugh, M. (GP)

OSPKYOTO 42: Gardens of Kyoto: Spaces of Aesthetic and Spiritual Contemplation

Chronological stroll through Japanese gardens of different types and functions, spanning from the Heian period (794¿1185), when the ancient capital of Kyoto was established, through to contemporary times. Weekly field trips to a selection of Kyoto gardens and garden-related activities, in order to gain an understanding of the historical development and functions of Japanese gardens, including their design principles, techniques, and elements.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-2
Instructors: ; Ludvik, C. (PI); Hugh, M. (GP)

OSPKYOTO 44: The Zen of Japanese Design: Wa Concepts and their Creative Application

Links between successful Japanese design innovations and Japan¿s traditional `Wa¿ (lit. ¿harmony¿) principles that underpin them. Wa as a codified conceptual framework; how Japanese creatives continue to directly apply Wa principles to enhance their designs. Through a combination of classroom study and hand-on creative assignments as well as field trips throughout Kyoto, explore the relationship between Zen and Wa thinking and how it is applied in Japanese design. Students will gain significant experience developing their own original designs for products, business models or services, utilizing Wa principles
Terms: Spr | Units: 4
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (GP)

OSPKYOTO 45: Japan's Energy-Environment Conundrum

Japan's energy-environment challenges and their consequences for Japan¿s wider society and economy. Question of how Japan's policy makers will balance energy and environmental needs and how the answers will affect the country's future as a leading regional power. Students will gain a sound understanding of the structure of Japan's energy-environment challenges and a practical analytical framework by which they can evaluate these challenges and develop their own balanced assessments.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 46: Independent Study in Applied Physics

Students may choose to work on one of the following topics: Japanese perspectives on quantum information science; Physics and chemistry of Japanese Raku ceramics; or Physics and chemistry of Japanese traditional wood fired ceramics. Regular meetings to assess progress.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-3
Instructors: ; Mabuchi, H. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 58: A Journey into the Buddhist Visual Arts of Japan

Impact of Buddhism on the arts and culture of Japan as seen in the ancient capital of Kyoto. Image production, iconography, representational strategies, as well as the ritual and visual functions of Buddhist sculpture and painting with a focus on selected historical temples and their icons. Also examination of architectural and landscape elements of temple layouts, within which iconographic programs are framed, images are enlivened, and practices centered on these devotional and ritual art.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II
Instructors: ; Ludvik, C. (PI); Hugh, M. (GP)

OSPKYOTO 74: In the Air of Kyoto: Sound, Site and Image

Developing a creative relationship with the sonic environment through investigation and exploration. The nature of sound as it exists in physical space and social space; as it emanates from and penetrates the listening body. Special attention to the acoustic sites of Kyoto with regard to both the historical and contemporary ways in which sound functions. Technical skills for recording, editing and mixing sounds; new ways of listening; collaborative projects for public presentation. Three main creative projects constitute the core of the practicum.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: ; DeMarinis, P. (PI)

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
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (GP)

OSPKYOTO 199: Directed Reading

Course may be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1-4 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 210K: Advanced Japanese

Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 5
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