General information about admissions and enrolling in courses
Japanese Studies Minor (flyer)
Japanese Studies Minor Requirements
Exchange Program in Japan
CofC Japanese Club:
*I’m away during the summer and might not be able to respond to email in a timely manner. If you have studied Japanese in high school or elsewhere and need to take a placement test, please email me in mid-August to arrange a meeting.
LTJP 390 ST: “Japanese Novels” in the fall!
We will read several Japanese novels that are widely considered masterpieces in Japan. The novels we will read are:
Kokoro (1914) by Sôseki Natsume (1867-1916)
The Makioka Sisters (1943-48) by Jun’ichrô Tanizaki（1886-1965）
No Longer Human (1948) by Osamu Dazai (1909-48）
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion (1952) by Yukio Mishima (1925-70)
Fires on the Plain (1955) by Shôhei Ôoka（1909-88）
The Woman in the Dunes (1962) by Kôbô Abe (1924-93)
Black Rain (1966) by Masuji Ibuse（1898-1993）
The Silent Cry (1967) by Kenzaburô Ôe (1935- )
There’s no prerequisite, and it will count towards the requirements for the Humanities section of the General Education, the Japanese Studies minor or the Asia Concentration of the International Studies major. The assignments will consist of submitting discussion questions, keeping a response journal, and writing three short analysis papers. There will also be midterm and final exams, which are in the short essay format. It’s a discussion class. I hope many of you will take it!
The online registration site is now up and running at https://secure.touchnet.com/C20590_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=139.
Please register by February 20.
Here’s the URL:
You will be able to register for the conference online in January.
The 28th Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese (SEATJ) Annual Conference will take place at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, on March 9-10, 2013.
We invite submissions of proposals for 20-minute presentations on topics related to language pedagogy, instructional technology, classroom activities, second language acquisition, Japanese linguistics, Japanese literature and film, and other related areas. We welcome submissions from teachers at all levels, including K-12 and heritage schools. Papers can be presented in either English or Japanese.
Please email your proposal of 250-300 words in English or 500-600 characters in Japanese to Yoshiki Chikuma at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2013. We will notify accepted applicants by February 1, 2013. Updates on the conference will be posted at http://blogs.cofc.edu/chikumay/.
The CofC now has the International Studies Major. You can choose the Asia concentration with a focus on Japan.
For details, please visit the following site:
International Studies Major
Come and stop by the World Cultures Fair on Wednesday, March 18, 2009, from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m!
The Japanese Club meets every Wednesday, at 5 p.m., in the Stern Student Center, Room 206 this semester.
Like the last year, the Japanese Club meets on Wednesdays, at 1 p.m., outside Bell 403 for recycling sessions. See you there!