Japanese Studies

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Japanese Studies The goal of the Department of Japanese Studies is to cultivate specialists who can analyze and criticize Japan generally through the study of all aspects of Japanese society. Our objectives are: 1. To provide students with a complete understanding of the Japanese language for the basis of further studies. 2. To deal with overall studies of Japanese history, politics, economics, culture, and so on. 3. To cultivate virtuous members of society and experts who have sound personalities and expertise. Phone: 02-820-0530; [email protected]; office hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5: 30 p.m. Year

Classification

General required course 1 General elective course Major compulsory course

Major elective course

General required course

Reading & Writing (Selection out of 8 Fields of General Elective Courses)

3

Elementary Japanese I Japanese Language Lab I

3 3

3 2

Elementary Spoken Japanese I Introduction to Japanese Studies Chapel

3 3

2 3

TOEIC 800 (Selection out of 8 Fields of General Elective Courses)

3

2

Intermediate Japanese Reading Intermediate Spoken Japanese I

3 3

3 Intermediate 2 Intermediate

Basic Japanese Grammar Basic Japanese Writing Japanese History I

3 3 3

3 Intermediate 3 Intermediate 3 Intermediate

General elective course

Hours Points 3

3

1 3

1 1

Level

Notes

3 2 3

Advanced Advanced Advanced

Japanese Literature Japanese Society

3 3

3 3

Advanced Advanced

3 Japanese Grammar Theory Major Japanese-Korean Translation Practice 3 elective course Comparative Folklore Literature of Korea and Japan 3

3 3 3

Advanced Advanced Advanced

3

3

Advanced

(Selection out of 8 Fields of General Elective Courses)

Major compulsory course

Elementary Japanese II Japanese Language Lab II

3 3

3 2

Elementary Spoken Japanese II

3

2 Intermediate

General required course General elective course

Practical Reading & Writing (Selection out of 8 Fields of General Elective Courses)

3

2

Multimedia Japanese Intermediate Spoken Japanese II

3 3

3 Intermediate 2 Intermediate

Practical Japanese Writing Japanese History II Japanese Economy

3 3 3

3 Intermediate 3 Intermediate 3 Intermediate

Introduction to Japanese Linguistics Studies on Japanese Popular Culture Japanese Industry

3 3 3

3 3 3

Advanced Advanced Advanced

Japanese Politics Korean-Japanese

3 3

3 3

Advanced Advanced

Selected Topics in Japanese Linguistics Special Topics in Contrastive Linguistics of Korean and Japanese Lectures on Japanese Literature and Culture

3 3 3

3 3 3

Advanced Advanced Advanced

Selected Topics in Japanese Economy 3

3

Advanced

Major elective course

General required course

Chapel

Japanese Management

2nd Semester Course Titles Chapel The Bible for Modern People

2

3 3 3

Major elective course

Notes Classification

General required Computer Practice II- Power Point Course course Freshman Communicative English II

1 Freshman Communicative English I 3 (32) 1 Servant Leadership

Advanced Japanese Reading Business Japanese Conversation Japanese Classical Grammar

3

4

Level

Major elective course

Major elective course

Chapel

Japanese Studies

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General required course General elective course

1st Semester Course Titles Hours Points Chapel 1 1 Computer Practice I-Excel Course

Chapel

※ Notes: 1) General elective courses should be completed over 21 credits, whose areas should spread over more than five areas including the foreign languages area out of eight areas. 2) A candidate for a double major in Political Science & Diplomacy is required to obtain at least 36 credits of major courses, including three credits of the required course for a double major, as listed in the chart above. 3) A minor candidate must complete at least 21 credits of major courses, including nine credits of required courses for a minor, as listed in the chart above.

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Faculty Members and Areas of Research Shin, Jang-Churl, Associate Professor, Japanese Economics, (Ph.D., Tokyo University, 1995) Kwon, Seung-Lim, Associate Professor, Japanese Linguistics, (Ph.D., Osaka University, 1996) Lee, Si-Jun, Assistant Professor, Japanese Literature and Culture, (Ph.D., Tokyo University, 1999) Oh, Mi-Young, Assistant Professor, Japanese Linguistics, (Ph.D., Hokkaido University, 2001)

Elementary Japanese I, 3-3 This course is designed to help students acquire Japanese vocabulary, grammar, and expressions. Japanese Language Lab I, 3-2 In this course students will foster listening skills according to their level of Japanese grammar. This course also focuses on learning accurate pronunciation, accent, and intonation in low-level Japanese. Elementary Spoken Japanese I, 3-2 This course is centered on improving basic speaking skills to enable students to communicate with Japanese people in daily life. Through a native-speaking Japanese professor's instruction, accurate pronunciation and communicative competence is emphasized. Introduction to Japanese Studies, 3-3 The goal of this course is to allow students to foster an overview of Japan and establish a basis for further studies. This course examines the meaning of Japanese studies as regional research, their methodological characteristics, the main subjects of these studies, and so on. Elementary Japanese II, 3-3 In this class, which follows the Elementary Japanese 1 course, students will gain the groundwork for improving their speaking, listening, and reading abilities by learning vocabulary, grammar, and expressions which form the basis of Japanese. Japanese Language Lab II, 3-2 The objective of this course is to boost the students' ability to speak Japanese through the repetition activity of listening to basic Japanese grammar. Elementary Spoken Japanese II, 3-2 This course is for those students who took the course Elementary Spoken Japanese 1, and aims to improve their Japanese speaking ability. The Japanese professor will help learners acquire vivid expressions currently used in Japan. Intermediate Japanese Reading, 3-3 Students can take this course after they have studied the lower Japanese language classes over two semesters. This course is designed to teach a wide range of vocabulary through perusing various sentences extracted from Japanese dissertations, informative articles, novels, essays, scenarios, and so on. In this class students will start to translate Japanese into Korean more naturally through the first step of precise literal translations. Intermediate Spoken Japanese I, 3-2 This course is designed to help students make competent presentations in Japanese. There will be group work for discussions. This course will improve the students' ability to debate on academic topics.

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Basic Japanese Writing, 3-3 This course is designed as an introduction for beginners of Japanese writing. Students will practice composing short sentences by learning the basic rules of Japanese writing. By practicing basic writing, students can understand and use difficult Japanese expressions. Basic Japanese Grammar, 3-3 Students can take this course after they have studied lower-level Japanese language classes over two semesters. In this course students will obtain the basic grammar required for Intermediate Japanese reading, speaking, and listening. By the end of this course, students should be able to understand Japanese grammar systematically and look at it analytically. Japanese History I, 3-3 This course provides a general survey of themes and events of modern Japanese history. The objective of this course is to give a systematic understanding of Japanese social phenomena. To help foster a deep understanding, there is a blueprint that has the four pillars of culture-literature, ideology, religion, and art built on the cornerstones of politics and social customs. Multimedia Japanese, 3-3 In this course students will examine intermediate and advanced Japanese, using multimedia materials such as drama and films. In particular, students will learn to speak like a native speaker by learning Japanese slang, proverbs, and idioms. Intermediate Spoken Japanese II, 3-2 This course provides students with imaginary situations to use practical Japanese. This course also fosters Japanese speaking ability to communicate in Japanese by learning the Japanese way of communication.

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Practical Japanese Writing, 3-3 On the basis of the students' basic writing ability gained from the Basic Japanese Writing course, this course is designed to improve practical Japanese writing skills. This course acquaints learners with formal expressions for writing letters, making personal statements, and so on, and helps students to write ideas in an organized manner. Japanese History II, 3-3 This course will survey Japanese history from ancient times to the present. The objective of this course is to foster the understanding of Japanese social phenomena systematically. For the acquisition of a deep understanding, there is a blueprint of a building that has the four pillars of culture-literature, ideology, religion, and art which is built on the cornerstones of politics and social customs. Japanese Economy, 3-3 This course will explore the Japanese economic situation after teaching students the fundamentals of economics. Particularly, this course will analyze the growth of the Japanese economy and the process of its process of development. This course also will study the background and factors which have enabled Japan to become one of the leaders of world market. The course will conclude with a prediction of Japan in the future through the diagnoses of Japanese economic problems and situations. Advanced Japanese Reading, 3-3 This course aims to help students grasp accurately the meaning of paragraphs, using topic sentences and summarizing

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them. After students fully understand paragraphs, they will make a presentation about what they have studied. Business Japanese Conversation, 3-2 Intermediate Japanese speaking, reading, and listening ability or a successful completion of the previous courses Elementary and Intermediate Spoken Japanese are required. This course emphasizes the boosting of communicative competence in the business field. Japanese Classical Grammar, 3-3 Japanese Classical Grammar is a valid grammar system still existing in current Japanese including proverbs, idioms, literature, films, drama, and so on, as well as grammar. Through this course, professors will enhance the learners' understanding of Japanese by teaching basic Japanese classical grammar and the use of the Japanese language. Japanese Literature, 3-3 The objective of this course is to present an overview of the development, genres, and features of Japanese literature. For this purpose, students will learn to appreciate texts extracted from typical works and examine the development of Japanese literature, along with the characteristics of each era. Japanese Society, 3-3 This course is intended to foster the ability to understand and analyze present Japanese society. This course will survey the basic structure of Japanese society, its characteristics, and the fluctuations in Japanese society by using comparative methods. By the end of this course, students will have a critical viewpoint to examine Japanese society by themselves through overall current studies of Japan. Introduction to Japanese Linguistics, 3-3 This course is an introduction to Japanese linguistics as an area of study, rather than one involving communicative usage to improve Japanese ability. The goal of this course is to provide an overall knowledge about Japanese linguistics after students have finished studying the basic elements of linguistics. Studies on Japanese Popular Culture, 3-3 In this course students will investigate Japanese popular culture and develop an appreciation of the phases of modern Japan. During the course the appreciation of films, including animated ones, which have an influence on Japanese society, will be taught. Japanese Industry, 3-3 This course begins with a survey of the various industrial structures and the actual state of Japanese industry. It continues with an analysis of representative Japanese industries such as the fields of the automobile, steel, the electronics industry, and so on, through case studies. The up and coming industries like businesses aimed at the aged and the leisure industry will also be dealt with in this course. Japanese Politics, 3-3 This course is designed to help provide an understanding of Japanese contemporary politics from the viewpoint of comparative politics. Specifically, learners will explore the methodology of research on Japanese political parties and acquire an understanding of the history of the research. Korean-Japanese, 3-3 Through the subjective scrutiny of the relationship between Korea and Japan, students will investigate Japanese status

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in Korea and Korean status in Japan. Students will also consider what should be done to help form a desirable relationship between the two countries. This course will emphasize why one should survey Japan from the subjective viewpoint of a Korean student majoring in Japanese language. Japanese Grammar Theory, 3-3 This course deals with grammar as a part of linguistics on the basis of an introductory knowledge of Japanese. Prior to specific spheres of grammar, an introduction to Japanese Grammar Theory will be taught to the students. Japanese Korean Translation Practice, 3-3 In this course, students will translate a range of texts from Japanese into Korean and look over other translations. The goal of this course is not to acquaint learners with a literal translation, but to help enable them to translate texts into refined words, while maintaining the two languages' characteristics. Comparative Folklore Literature of Korea and Japan, 3-3 Folklore literature, like old stories handed down orally, satisfies the same universal concerns of all humans. In this aspect, folktales are the people's literature. Students in this course study Japanese and Korean features through a comparative analysis of the two nations' folktales and legendary literature. Japanese Management, 3-3 This course will look at the management of Japanese firms such as their production systems, the relationship between owners and employees, and the relationship with other companies. Students will investigate international and domestic capacities regarding Japanese economy by tracing internal economic developments in the country. In particular, there will be surveys of possessions, hierarchy, and employment in Japanese firms, the production system, and relationship between companies, and the government formed by the government's policies towards firms. This course concludes with an overview of the factors which enabled Japan to become one of the strongest countries in the world.

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Selected Topics in Japanese Linguistics, 3-3 This course will examine the subjects being discussed in the fields of contemporary Japanese grammar, social linguistics, and Japanese education, after the present condition of Japanese linguistics has been studied. Special Topics in Contrastive Linguistics of Korean and Japanese, 3-3 This course focuses on similarities and differences between Japanese and Korean shown in the diverse subjects of linguistics studies: phonetics, phonology, vocabulary, expression, historical texts, and so on. There will be a comparison and analysis of the Japanese language subjectively and scientifically as an object of study beyond the means of communication. This course encourages students to acquire an ability to think in a logical way as well as boost their understanding of Japanese. Lectures on Japanese Literature and Culture, 3-3 This course rejects the traditional way of memorizing texts and the concept of literature as one aspect of culture considered abstractly. This course familiarizes students with vivid social situations of the Japanese in literature. Selected Topics in the Japanese Economy, 3-3 This course aims at fostering the ability of students to analyze particular issues related to the Japanese economy. For this purpose, a range of audio and video materials regarding debated topics and problems through group discussion will be used.

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