2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

JAPA 550 Modern Japan through Japanese Language and Literature

Explores Japanese language and literature as a reflection of and on Japanese society. Materials covered will include prose, poetry, theatre, etc. The time period ranges from the late Meiji period (1868-1912) to the present. Some attention will be devoted to pre-modern Japan in order to highlight the changes in language and literary ideals. Intended for high school Japanese teachers as professional development, but it is open to other graduate students as well. Taught in both Japanese and English. Prerequisite: teaching license in Japanese or permission of the instructor.