UC Davis Japanese Program

513 Sproul Hall, UC Davis Campus
Phone: (530) 752-0830
Fax: (530) 752-8630
Mon-Fri: 8:00 am-12:00 pm,
1:00 pm-5:00 pm

The department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, part of the College of Letters and Science, offers both a major and minor program in Japanese. Courses include language (Modern and Classical Japanese), literature, culture, and, (since Winter Quarter '07), linguistics. Anyone interested in enrolling in a JPN language course (besides JPN 1) must first take a placement exam. More details can be found at the [WWW]department website.


Lower Division

JPN 1-2-3-4-5-6 - Core language classes.
JPN 10 - Masterworks in Japanese Literature (in English)
JPN 25 - Japanese Language and Culture
JPN 50 - Introduction to the Literature of China and Japan

Upper Division

JPN 101-102-103 - Japanese Literature in Translation: The Early, Middle, and Modern Period, respectively
JPN 104 - Modern Japanese Literature: War and Revolution
JPN 105 - Modern Japanese Literature: Hero and Anti-hero
JPN 106 - Japanese Culture Through Film
JPN 107 - Modern Japanese Autobiographies (in English)
JPN 108 - Poetry of China and Japan (in English) Same as CHN 108
JPN 109 - Japanese Popular Culture
JPN 111-112-113 - Modern Japanese 3rd-year core language classes
JPN 131 - Readings in Modern Japanese Literature: 1920-1945
JPN 132 - Readings in Modern Japanese Literature: 1945-1970
JPN 133 - Readings in Modern Japanese Literature: 1970 to Present
JPN 134 - Readings in the Humanities: Traditional Culture
JPN 135 - Readings in the Humanities: The Modern Period
JPN 136 - Readings in Newspapers and Magazines
JPN 141 - Introduction to Classical Japanese
JPN 151 - Japanese Linguistics
JPN 152 - Traditional Japanese Drama
JPN 192 - Japanese Internship
JPN 197T - Tutoring in Japanese
JPN 198 - Directed Group Study
JPN 199 - Special Study for Advanced Graduates

Graduate Courses

JPN 291 - Seminar in Modern Japanese Literature: Major Writers


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