Course Descriptions

Japanese Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies

JPST: Japanese Studies

JPST 100 (3) Beginning Japanese Language I
Introduction to spoken and written modern Japanese, with emphasis on both form (grammar and syntax) and functions. Students who have completed Japanese 12 cannot normally receive credit for JPST 100. Not suitable for native speakers of Japanese. Credit will be granted for only one of JPST 100 or JAPN 100. UBC Vancouver campus equivalent: JAPN 100. [3-1-0]
JPST 101 (3) Beginning Japanese Language II
Continuation of JPST 100. Credit will be granted for only one of JPST 101 or JAPN 101. UBC Vancouver campus equivalent: JAPN 101. [3-1-0]
Prerequisite: One of JPST 100, JAPN 100 or credit in Japanese 12 with a score of less than 80%.
JPST 200 (3) Continuing Japanese Language I
Pre-intermediate study of spoken and written modern Japanese with a proficiency-based, functional focus. Credit will be granted for only one of JPST 200 or JAPN 102. UBC Vancouver campus equivalent: JAPN 102. [3-1-0]
Prerequisite: One of JPST 101, JAPN 101 or a score of 80% or higher in Japanese 12.
JPST 201 (3) Continuing Japanese Language II
Continuation of JPST 200. Credit will be granted for only one of JPST 201 or JAPN 103. UBC Vancouver campus equivalent: JAPN 103. [3-1-0]
Prerequisite: One of JPST 200, JAPN 102.
JPST 215 (3) Introduction to Contemporary Japan Through Pop Culture
A thematic exploration of contemporary Japanese society through popular culture narratives (such as manga, anime, film, and video games) in English translation. Credit will be granted for only one of JPST 215, JAPN 215 or CULT 235. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of first-year ENGL.
Equivalency: CULT 235.
JPST 300 (3) Japanese Through Manga: Business Culture
Intermediate grammar patterns, business culture, and professional language in a narrative context of Japanese manga. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of JPST 201, JAPN 103.
JPST 301 (3) Japanese Through Manga: Social Issues
Intermediate language skills through the reading and discussion of contemporary social issues in Japanese manga. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of JPST 201, JAPN 103.
JPST 354 (3) Introduction to Japanese Cinema
Historical and thematic survey of major directors, genres, and traditions in Japanese film from 1950 to the present. In English. [3-0-3]
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
JPST 364 (3) Modern Japanese Literature in Translation
Study of the literature of Japan from 1868 to the present using English translations of representative readings selected from various genres. Credit will be granted for only one of JPST 364 or CULT 364. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
Equivalency: CULT 364.
JPST 365 (3) Gender and Japanese Language
Includes language ideology, stereotypes, and actual language use. Taught in English. Credit will be granted for only one of JPST 365 or JAPN 365. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
JPST 366 (3) Modern Japanese Women Writers in Translation
Examines the contribution of women to the literature of Japan from the late nineteenth century and the position of women in modern Japanese society as represented in fiction and poetry. Credit will be granted for only one of JPST 366, JAPN 366 or CULT 366. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
Equivalency: CULT 366.
JPST 480 (3/6) c Directed Studies
Directed readings and/or research in a topic in Japanese literature, culture or language, and completion of a major written assignment.
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing; minimum 72% average in upper-level courses; and 6 credits of upper-level JPST courses.
JPST 495 (3/9) d Topics in Modern Japanese Literature and Culture
No more than 9 credits in total will be granted for JPST 495, CULT 440, or any combination thereof. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of CULT 364, JPST 364, JAPN 364.
Equivalency: CULT 440.

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