SRJC Course Outlines

7/16/2024 12:11:23 AMJAPAN 39 Course Outline as of Summer 2004

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  JAPAN 39Title:  MOD JAPAN LIT TRANS  
Full Title:  Modern Japanese Literature in English Translation
Last Reviewed:4/26/2004

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Extensive reading in Japanese literature in translation.


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 100B or ENGL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Extensive reading & discussion of Japanese literature in English translation.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Completion of ENGL 100B or ENGL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1981Summer 2004
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981Summer 2004
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  The aim of this course is to present a chronological survey of
   Japanese literature in English translation so that students having
   little or no knowledge of Japanese can appreciate Japanese literary
2.  The class will primarily focus on complete works by major Japanese
   authors who are universally known and whose writings still have
   considerable relevance to 20th century readers.
3.  The main focus of the course will be on the works themselves as
   literature, and lectures will aim at helping students to understand
   and appreciate works read.
4.  Students will be encouraged to ask questions and to share and
   critique each other's ideas in class discussions.
5.  The instructor will try to show what is specifically "Japanese"
   (as well as universal) in Japanese literature and to foster a
   sensitivity to ideas and values within a culture that is in many
   respects very different from their own.

Topics and Scope
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1.  The course will provide an introduction to each historical period
   so that students can understand the context within which the
   various authors wrote.
2.  Students will be made familiar with the main social, political and
   artistic trends of each period, and these will be related to such
   questions as the author's motivations in writing and the content
   and style of his or her works.
3.  Significant biographical details will be provided for each author.

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1.  There will be 3 tests (one on each of the first three chapters)
   as well as a final (cumulative, but with an emphasis on the final
   time period).
2.  The tests will contain an initial factual component (multiple choice,
   quote identification, brief informational questions).
3.  This will test the student's knowledge of historical background,
   authors' biographies, and the contents of works read.
4.  A second part will consist of several essay questions which will
   allow students to exercise their critical abilities by analyzing
   and interpreting aspects of works that have been read.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 50%
Written homework, Reading reports, Lab reports, Essay exams, Term papers, IN-CLASS DICTATION, PARAPHRASE
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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All text of Japanese origin.

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