Japan Related Courses

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Japan Related Course Offerings Summer 2021

Classes begin June 21

JPN 344U – Manga: Japanese Graphic Novels -- SUMMER
Instructor:  Professor Jon Holt   
Mon., Tues., Wed., and Thurs 10:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Readings of masterpieces of Japanese comic books and analysis of writing about the graphic-novel form.  Readings of the manga are followed by a discussion of the artistic style, questions about Japanese society, and each novel’s place in the history of the genre.  Readings and discussions are in English.   This class can fulfill UNST junior-cluster (U) requirements for Global Perspectives or Pop Culture.  Can also be used for the Comics Studies Certificate.  Takes place over the first four weeks of summer quarter.

Summer Intensive Second Year Japanese
Instructors: TBA
9AM-11:50AM, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri (4 days a week) Classes meet via Zoom

JPN201 – Encouraging At a Restaurant, Short Speech
Jun 21-Jul 16

JPN202-- Transitive/Intransitive, Giving & Receiving, Travel,  Cooking
Jul 19-Aug 13

JPN203-- Discussion/Meeting, Passive/Causative, Talking about trouble
Aug 16-Sep 10

The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers a vast array of Japanese language classes, from beginning to advanced Japanese.  WLL's Japanese language department was ranked 9th nationally for graduating the most Japanese majors, according to a 2019 Chronicle of Higher Education Report. To see the robust offerings and opportunities to learn Japanese and about Japanese culture, please visit the World Languages and Literatures website.

Opportunities exist for non-traditional students to take a variety of courses about Japan, including Japanese language courses at PSU. Additionally, individuals over 65 years of age can audit courses at PSU for free on a space available basis.