Prominent Works of Japanese Authors (JPN4713.01)

Ikuko Yoshida

How many names of Japanese authors can you list? Do you know which Japanese authors won the Nobel Prize in literature? Early works of Japanese literature demonstrate strong influences from Chinese literature, and again Japanese literature was influenced by Western literature in the late-19th Century and early-20th Century.

In this seventh term Japanese course, students will read the synopses of prominent works of Japanese authors from Classical, Medieval, Early-Modern, Late-Modern, and Contemporary Japanese literature. By reading the synopses of great authors, students will investigate how Japanese literature was developed. Class activities include oral presentations, discussions, and individual writing projects are required. Conducted in Japanese. High-Intermediate Level.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to
1. Develop their linguistic and cognitive skills through the analyses of Japanese texts
2. Raise valid questions on what they’ve learned.
3. Effectively discuss their thoughts and ideas in a culturally appropriate manner.
4. Critically analyze, evaluate, and reflect on obtained information
5. Become independent learners who are curious about the world
6. Conduct research independently.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Six terms of Japanese or permission of the instructor (contact:
Corequisites: CSL Series
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
T/F 10:30AM - 12:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 5
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: 4000 , All courses , Four Credit , Fully In-Person , Japanese