Courses

Fall 2013

  • CHIN 101, 102, 103: Elementary Chinese

    Introduction to Chinese sentence structure and writing system, together with the development of basic aural/oral skills, with attention to the cultural context. Students who have learned spoken Mandarin Chinese at home or in another context, but who are unable to read or write, are encouraged to consult the department about the possibility of an independent study in Chinese Literacy given fall term. This six credit independent study will cover all the Chinese characters introduced in Chinese 101-204. Successful completion will allow the student to register for Chinese 205 winter term.

    6 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014 · M. Hansell, Staff
  • JAPN 101, 102, 103: Elementary Japanese

    Introduction to the Japanese sentence structure and writing system, together with the development of basic aural/oral skills, with attention to cultural context.

    6 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014 · M. Kaga, N. Tomanari
  • ASLN 111: Writing Systems

    The structure and function of writing systems, with emphasis on a comparison of East Asian writing systems (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) to Western alphabetic systems. Topics covered include classification of writing systems, historical development, diffusion and borrowing of writing systems, and comparison with non-writing symbol systems.

    6 credit; Social Sciences, Social Inquiry; offered Fall 2013 · M. Hansell
  • CHIN 204, 205: Intermediate Chinese

    Equal emphasis on the development of the four skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension, with special attention to activization. The college language requirement is met in Chinese with the completion of Chinese 205.

    6 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2013, Winter 2014 · F. Merritt
  • JAPN 204, 205, 206: Intermediate Japanese

    Emphasis is on the development of reading skills, especially the mastery of kanji, with some work on spoken Japanese through the use of audiovisual materials. The college language requirement is met in Japanese with the completion of Japanese 205. Japanese 206 focuses on polishing and refining basic survival skills in Japanese.

    6 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014 · E. Tilton-Cantrell, N. Tomonari
  • CHIN 310: Chinese Maintenance

    This course gives students at the 300 level a chance to continue to practice their reading, speaking, and listening skills when a 300-level course is not available. Class will meet once a week to discuss readings, and students will have conversation practice opportunities with tutors. Does not count toward major or certificate. Prerequisites: Chinese 206 or equivalent 2 credit; S/CR/NC; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2013 · M. Hansell

Winter 2014

  • CHIN 101, 102, 103: Elementary Chinese

    Introduction to Chinese sentence structure and writing system, together with the development of basic aural/oral skills, with attention to the cultural context. Students who have learned spoken Mandarin Chinese at home or in another context, but who are unable to read or write, are encouraged to consult the department about the possibility of an independent study in Chinese Literacy given fall term. This six credit independent study will cover all the Chinese characters introduced in Chinese 101-204. Successful completion will allow the student to register for Chinese 205 winter term.

    6 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014 · M. Hansell, Staff
  • JAPN 101, 102, 103: Elementary Japanese

    Introduction to the Japanese sentence structure and writing system, together with the development of basic aural/oral skills, with attention to cultural context.

    6 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014 · M. Kaga, N. Tomanari
  • CHIN 204, 205: Intermediate Chinese

    Equal emphasis on the development of the four skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension, with special attention to activization. The college language requirement is met in Chinese with the completion of Chinese 205.

    6 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2013, Winter 2014 · F. Merritt
  • JAPN 204, 205, 206: Intermediate Japanese

    Emphasis is on the development of reading skills, especially the mastery of kanji, with some work on spoken Japanese through the use of audiovisual materials. The college language requirement is met in Japanese with the completion of Japanese 205. Japanese 206 focuses on polishing and refining basic survival skills in Japanese.

    6 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014 · E. Tilton-Cantrell, N. Tomonari
  • JAPN 231: Japanese Cinema in Translation

    This course examines the extraordinary achievement of Japanese cinema, from the classic films of Mizoguchi, Ozu, and Kurosawa to the pop cinema of Kitano and the phenomenon of anime. The films will be studied for their aesthetic, cultural, and auteur contexts. Particular attention will be paid to the relationship of the film to traditional arts, culture and society. This course is conducted in English and all the course materials are in English translation or in English subtitles.

    6 credit; Arts and Literature, Recognition and Affirmation of Difference Requirement, Literary/Artistic Analysis; offered Winter 2014 · N. Tomonari
  • CHIN 363: Conversation and Composition: the Liberal Arts in Chinese

    Carleton students receive a broad education, their ability to express themselves in Chinese should be equally broad. This course will provide instruction and practice in speaking, reading, and writing about fundamental concepts from natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the arts. Students will learn to read and discuss the kind of non-specialist works that any well-educated speaker can comprehend, and will also receive a foundation that can lead to more specialized work. Specific topics to be covered will depend on the interests of students in the class.

    Prerequisites: Chinese 206 or equivalent. 6 credit; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Winter 2014 · M. Hansell

Spring 2014

  • CHIN 101, 102, 103: Elementary Chinese

    Introduction to Chinese sentence structure and writing system, together with the development of basic aural/oral skills, with attention to the cultural context. Students who have learned spoken Mandarin Chinese at home or in another context, but who are unable to read or write, are encouraged to consult the department about the possibility of an independent study in Chinese Literacy given fall term. This six credit independent study will cover all the Chinese characters introduced in Chinese 101-204. Successful completion will allow the student to register for Chinese 205 winter term.

    6 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014 · M. Hansell, Staff
  • JAPN 101, 102, 103: Elementary Japanese

    Introduction to the Japanese sentence structure and writing system, together with the development of basic aural/oral skills, with attention to cultural context.

    6 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014 · M. Kaga, N. Tomanari
  • CHIN 115: The Taoist Way of Health and Longevity: Taichi and Other Forms

    We will study Taichi's theory, practice its movements, explore its invisible thoughts, and read texts concerning it. The course also includes other ways to health and longevity, such as traditional mind-breath meditation and other forms. This course stresses not only mental and physical well-being but also the philosophical roots of health and wisdom formulated in Chinese classics. All readings in English translation.

    Prerequisites: No prerequisites. 6 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts and Literature, Recognition and Affirmation of Difference Requirement, Literary/Artistic Analysis; offered Spring 2014 · Q. Zhao
  • JAPN 204, 205, 206: Intermediate Japanese

    Emphasis is on the development of reading skills, especially the mastery of kanji, with some work on spoken Japanese through the use of audiovisual materials. The college language requirement is met in Japanese with the completion of Japanese 205. Japanese 206 focuses on polishing and refining basic survival skills in Japanese.

    6 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014 · E. Tilton-Cantrell, N. Tomonari
  • CHIN 206: Chinese in Cultural Context

    This course advances students' proficiency in oral and written Chinese, at the same time integrating elements of traditional Chinese civilization and modern Chinese society. Emphasis is on cultural understanding and appropriate language use.

    Prerequisites: Chinese 205 or the equivalent. 6 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2014 · F. Merritt
  • JAPN 238: Individuals and the Family in Modern Japanese Literature in Translation

    This course examines the changing depiction of family in works of Japanese fiction and poetry from the 1890s through the present. We will explore the psychology and power dynamics of the family relationships portrayed in these works within the context of the dramatic social changes occurring over this period. In particular, we will consider various instances of resistance and idealization on the part of individuals towards family members or towards expected gender roles. Authors will include Higuchi Ichiyō, Tanizaki Jun'ichirō, Enchi Fumiko, Kojima Nobuo, Ōba Minako and Itō Hiromi. This course is conducted in English. 6 credit; Literary/Artistic Analysis, International Studies; offered Spring 2014 · E. Tilton -Cantrell
  • CHIN 346: Advanced Readings: Chinese Fiction

    Readings from well-known writers such as Ba jin, Lao She, Lu Xun, Cao Xueqin and contemporary authors. The course will expose students to excerpts from modern Chinese novels and short stories. Emphasis on reading, writing, and speaking. Some practice in discussion, translation, review, literary criticism and dramatization. Some readings of classical fiction and other genres like esays and poerty will be included.

    Prerequisites: Chinese 206 or the equivalent. 6 credit; Literary/Artistic Analysis, International Studies; offered Spring 2014 · Q. Zhao
  • JAPN 353: Thinking about Environmental Issues in Japanese

    This course explores various environmental issues, pollution, recycle, etc., in Japanese using newspaper clips, internet, and other authentic written texts. We will examine what kind of environmental issues Japan faces and how the government and communities are dealing with them. Then students are expected to explore how their communities are dealing with environmental issues. The purpose of the course is to encourage students to think about issues, contents, in Japanese rather than study purely language, grammar and vocabularies. Students are expected to write a short research paper in Japanese and do class presentation at the end.

    Prerequisites: Japanese 206 or above. 6 credit; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2014 · M. Kaga