University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Introduction to the Major (AIM)

Japanese

Gateway/Entry-Point Courses into Japanese Major/Minor

First-year students who have taken JAPN 001/051 in their first semester should take JAPN 002/052 in their second semester:

JAPN 002 Elementary Japanese

Offered in the spring only.

JAPN 052 Intermediate Japanese

Offered in the spring only.

Note:  First-year students who studied Japanese in high school but have not taken JAPN 001/051 in the first semester (i.e., the fall semester) at UVM should contact the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures to arrange for a time to take a placement test at the end of the fall semester and enroll in the recommended language course for the spring semester.

JAPN 095 Japanese Popular Culture

Study of Japanese popular culture as a global phenomenon, examining reasons for its popularity and significance for Japanese "soft power."  Offered in the fall; satisfies category 2 diversity requirement.

JAPN 095 (TAP) Introduction to Japanese Literature (in Translation)

An introduction to Japanese literary masterpieces from the classical era to the contemporary.  Offered in the fall; satisfies category 2 diversity requirement.

While continuing to take Japanese language courses, students should consider taking lower-division courses significantly related to Japan:

HST 055 D2: History of China and Japan

 An introductory survey of the history of Chinese and Japanese civilizations from their Neolithic origins until the twentieth century.  Offered in the fall, this course satisfies the category 2 diversity requirement.

REL 021 Intro Rel: Asian Traditions

Study of the Hindu, Buddhist, and East Asian religious traditions as expressed in their basic symbolisms, writings, practices, and cultural forms. Offered in the spring and the fall.

Contact Information

Mutsumi Corson, Director, Japanese Program
Department of Asian Languages and Literatures
Phone: (802) 656-5764
Email: all@uvm.edu
Department Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~all

 

 

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