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OSPKYOCT 103A: Third-Year Japanese I

Preparation for function beyond basic level in a Japanese-speaking environment by developing and enhancing communicative competence through: review of basic grammar; new grammar; reading short essays and articles with help of dictionary; short writing and speaking assignments using formal style to describe, explain, and discuss sociocultural topics; enhancing listening comprehension.
Terms: Aut | Units: 12

OSPKYOCT 104A: Fourth-Year Japanese I

Emphasis on applications of correct grammar and strengthening academic communication skills through: reading longer essays, articles, and novels with some dictionary work; reading and writing assignments in paragraph format using formal style to describe, explain and discuss sociocultural topics; developing listening comprehension.
Terms: Aut | Units: 12

OSPKYOCT 105A: Fifth-Year Japanese I

For students with advanced proficiency. Goals include advanced command of grammar, composition, and stylistics. Emphasis is on academic Japanese preparing students to audit classes at a Japanese university.
Terms: Aut | Units: 12

OSPKYOCT 112: Ritual practices and daily rituals: an introduction to the anthropology of Japan

The role of ritual practices in a country that has more than one festival on any given day ofnthe year cannot be denied. It is a highly significant one that has pervaded the everyday life,nwhere many gestures have acquired a ritual meaning, be it social or sacred. The presentncourse aims to offer an overview of contemporary Japanese society with a focus onnsacred rituals (related to religious practices) and profane rituals, those daily practices thatnhave gained ritual characteristics: cyclic repetition in a pre-determined space, with predetermined participants, roles, and activities.
Terms: Aut | Units: 6

OSPKYOCT 114: The Eight Million Divinities of Kyoto: Introduction to Japanese Religions

Are there really "eight million divinities of Kyoto?" What is the difference between antemple and a shrine? What is a matsuri? Do Japanese people really believe in kaminand Buddhas? How many religions are there in Japan? How much money is there innJapanese religions? What do members of Japanese new religions believe? DonJapanese religions share features in common with other traditions you may know?nIf you take this class, we will explore the answers to these questions together in thenmost fun way possible¿by stepping out into one of the most beautiful cities onnearth to find the answers.
Terms: Aut | Units: 6

OSPKYOCT 142: Japan in East Asia

Japan in East Asia
Terms: Aut | Units: 6

OSPKYOCT 156: Kyoto and the Meiji Restoration

Kyoto's seminal role between 1850 and 1868 in triggering the Restoration, and the Restoration's seminal role in reinventing Kyoto as both a modern city and the cradle of Japan's traditional culture. The city's transformation from staging ground for the Restoration, to early victim of the new government's drive to modernize (which included relocating the imperial court from Kyoto to Tokyo), to its eventual rejuvenation as Japan's iconic bridge between past and present, traditional and modern. How the "legacy of Meiji" has been commemorated, debated and represented over the past 150 years.
Terms: Aut | Units: 6

OSPKYOCT 179: Kyoto Artisans and their Worlds

Focus on materials - bamboo, wood, clay, cloth, metal and paper - and the processes by which they turn into objects of beauty - splitting, smoothing, shaping, dyeing, casting, carving and printing. Study blinds and archery bows, architectural and interior accents, tea bowls and vases, kimono and obi, screens, scrolls, even artisanal foodstuffs. Classes are focused around weekly fieldtrips backed by brief lectures and readings providing historical, cultural, and technical background for each topic.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 6
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