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

OSPKYOTO 5B: Independent Study in News Shaping Japan Today

Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Hugh, M. (PI)

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

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 | Grading: Satisfactory/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).
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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