New Japanese Courses - Fall 2012

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As part of the new Japanese Area Studies Major program, which is a branch of the Asian Studies B.A. degree, Dr. Hitomi Yoshio has been hired to teach Japanese language and literature courses. Dr. Yoshio’s research interests include 19th and 20th century Japanese literature and cultural criticism, Japanese postwar literature and film, Japanese women’s writing from 10th century to present, intellectual and cultural history of Japan, translation and media studies, and the history of women’s education.

During Fall 2012, Dr. Yoshio will teach ASN 3410 –“Introduction to East Asia” and JPT 3521 – “Japanese Literature and Cinema.” These courses are recommended, but not required, for the new advanced Spring 2013 courses ASN 4810 - “East Asian Text Translation and JPN 4930 – “Special Topics: Reading and Translating Modern Japanese Literature,”* which have been implemented as part of the Japanese Area Studies Major program. This is the first time that the Asian Studies Program offers Japanese literature and translational courses. The Japanese Area Studies Major will be offered beginning in Fall 2013.

*Please note that JPN 4930 requires the completion of JPN 2201 – “Intermediate Japanese II”