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1 - 8 of 8 results for: OSPKYOTO ; Currently searching spring courses. You can expand your search to include all quarters

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

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

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: 3-4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II

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 33: Ecology of Japanese Satoyama

Satoyama refers to the traditional rural landscapes of Japan, and it is a term that has become widely known internationally in the ecological sustainability literature, highlighting the value of traditional land use for the sustainable management of natural resources. I would introduce to the students, and have them discuss, the scientific basis of biodiversity and ecosystem services, the cultural influence on agriculturall and use,and how the scientific and cultural factors interact to affect the way natural resources are managed.The course would emphasize student-led discussion based on reading of primary and popular literature on the history, current status, societal perception of the value of satoyama for biodiversity and human well-beingin Japan. Student discussion will also compare the satoyama concept to similar ones developed in othercountriesin Asia, Europe, and North America.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-4

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

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

OSPKYOTO 199: Directed Reading

Course may be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1-4 | Repeatable for credit
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