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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 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

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 5B: News Shaping Japan Today

Examine a wide range of topical themes affecting Japan and its society through selected stories from news media as these stories emerge. As such, this course is entirely reactive to national events as they unfold. Students have a significant amount of choice of topics they address, as they are able to select stories that interest them from a list of news articles, which changes each week.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
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 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPKYOTO 19: Zazen: A Practicum in Zen Meditation

Zen teaching through practice and experience. Condensed practicum course where students receive zazen training and experience monastic life in Myoshinji, the largest Zen complex in Japan, under the guidance of Rev. Daiko Matsuyama, Deputy Head Priest of Taizo-in temple. Over one week, regular early morning zazen training sessions on site in Taizo-in temple plus visit to World Cultural Heritage site Ryoanji with a private viewing and workshop. Other aspects of monastic life such as temple cleaning, and learning how to rake and care for the dry gardens at Taizo-in. Course culminates in an overnight zazen training session in Myoshinji's magnificent Hatto Dharma Hall. Enrollment limited.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

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 | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

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)

OSPKYOTO 28: Kyoto and the Traditional Japanese Tea Practice

Explore chanoyu, the traditional practice of tea, through field trips to the many venues in Kyoto related to this practice, such as the tea room, tea field, pottery studio, and art museums. Topics to be discussed include the evolution of chanoyu, the influence of the poetic canon of Japanese waka on tea, and the aesthetics of meibutsu (famed objects) such as jars and containers. Students participate in and learn about multiple temae (tea practices), and gain an appreciation for the tea room as a place of discovery, shared communication, and community
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

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). Enrollment limited.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

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
Instructors: ; Griffin, J. (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-ED, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

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: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

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: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPKYOTO 53: Topics in Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity

Terms: Aut | Units: 1-3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Saperstein, A. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 55: Exploring Japan's Media Landscape

Terms: Spr | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Hamilton, J. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 56: Independent Study Topics on Japanese Media

Terms: Spr | Units: 1-3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Hamilton, J. (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 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPKYOTO 65: From the Cradle to the Grave: Wrestling with Demographic Destiny in Japan

Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Saperstein, A. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 101K: Third-Year Japanese Language, Culture, and Communication, First Quarter

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: Placement Tests, JAPANLNG 23. See http://japanese.stanford.edu/?page_id=39.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

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)

OSPKYOTO 199: Directed Reading

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

OSPKYOTO 210K: Advanced Japanese

Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPKYOTO 221K: Artificial Intelligence: Principles and Techniques

Terms: Aut | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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