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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)
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 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (GP)

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)
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (GP)

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
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (GP)

OSPKYOTO 20A: Social Sculpture Independent Study

Immediacy of the body as material and sculpture in order to investigate private and social spaces in Kyoto. Investigate the body as material and develop site specific performances enacted for: Private/Domestic and Public Space; Constructed Space and Physical Space; Ecological Systems; and generate both Individual & Collaborative based Actions, Interventions, & Events. Develop 1-3 social sculpture performances over the course of the quarter using at these two of the strategies investigated each week. Weekly meetings to review process. Outside work tailored to student interest.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Berlier, T. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 20B: Zen in Contemporary Art Independent Study

Use of Zen practice in art making from traditional to contemporary. Comparisons of Eastern and Western Art: spirit versus form; an object seen for what it is versus fitting it into man-made symmetries. The job of the Zen artist is to suggest the essence, the eternal qualities of the object, fully understanding the inner nature of the aesthetic object, its Buddha nature. Weekly meetings to review process. Outside work tailored to student interest.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Berlier, T. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 21: Japanese Woodworking & Contemporary Sculpture

Explore sculpture, woodworking, and work directly with local artists and crafts persons. Introduction to both traditional and non-traditional approaches to Japanese woodworking and contemporary sculpture production through working with model making, traditional woodworking techniques and experimental materials. Conceptual and technical skills, and safe and appropriate use of tools emphasized. Impact of material and technique upon form and content, and the physical and expressive possibilities of diverse materials explored. Historical and contemporary methods of woodworking provide a theoretical basis for studio work
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Berlier, T. (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 | 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 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 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. Enrollment limited.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
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). Enrollment limited.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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
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)
Instructors: ; 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: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; 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: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (GP)

OSPKYOTO 51: Salsa in Japan:Musical Migrations and Cultural Hybridity

Salsa as a major musical cultural product of 20th century Latin America in Japan. After Frances Aparicio¿s influential work, the course situates salsa in contemporary Japanese culture. The goal of this class is twofold: familiarity with the cultural history of salsa as a narrative of musical migration in connection with African and Caribbean diasporas; how this narrative unfolds from an ethnomusicological perspective in the vibrant salsa scene in contemporary Japanese culture, which connects to a history of Japan¿s global musical connections. Critical understanding of salsa as soundscape, rather than as a geographically bound musical genre.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPKYOTO 52: Topic in Peruvian Nikkei History, Art and Literature

Japanese-Peruvian history and culture. Influence of Japanese-Peruvian artists and writers in Peruvian and Latin American culture. Possible topics: What are the fictions about Japan and Peru that take part in the establishment of Peruvian Nikkei cultural production? How to tell this literary history? What worldview do their works express? Can we speak of Orientalism (Said), transculturation (Ortiz), heterogeneity (Cornejo Polar), hybridity (García-Canclini and Haraway)? Authors: Watanabe, Iwasaki, Moromisato, and others. Biweekly meetings tailored to student interest.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

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)
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (GP)

OSPKYOTO 70: Orientalism @ 40

Edward Said¿s monumental work of literary and cultural theory, Orientalism, turned forty last year. What can we make of its legacy? How does it read today, especially in the context of a study trip to Japan? The goal of this independent is to analyze and critique this single monograph, while producing a final research paper in its wake.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

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)
Instructors: ; 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 109K: Probability for Computer Scientists

Topics include: counting and combinatorics, random variables, conditional probability, independence, distributions, expectation, point estimation, and limit theorems. Applications of probability in computer science including machine learning and the use of probability in the analysis of algorithms. Prerequisites: 103, 106B or X, multivariate calculus at the level of MATH 51 or CME 100 or equivalent.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Yan, L. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 144K: Introduction to Computer Networking

Principles and practice. Structure and components of computer networks, packet switching, layered architectures. Applications: web/http, voice-over-IP, p2p file sharing and socket programming. Reliable transport: TCP/IP, reliable transfer, flow control, and congestion control. The network layer: names and addresses, routing. Local area networks: ethernet and switches. Wireless networks and network security. Prerequisite: CS 110.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; McKeown, N. (PI); Yan, L. (PI)

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)
Instructors: ; Hugh, M. (GP)
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