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Japanese Courses

Due to COVID-19, the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics will not be offering in-person classes this semester.

When registering in our courses, you will be presented with the following options: 

  • Online courses. All elements of these courses will be offered online without any fixed meeting time. You can do them at the time of your choosing (Asynchronously).
  • Remote courses. These courses will be delivered in real time via Zoom or other videoconferencing platform at the times indicated in the York Courses website (Synchronously). Some of these courses will have both real-time and non-real-time components.

If you have any questions, please contact us at lapsdlll@yorku.ca.

AP/JP 1000 6.00

ELEMENTARY MODERN STANDARD JAPANESE

Basics of spoken Japanese, with strong emphasis on immediate practical usefulness in everyday situations, the two kana syllabaries, approximately 150 Kanji (Sino-Japanese characters) and elementary ...

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AP/JP 2000 6.00

INTERMEDIATE MODERN STANDARD JAPANESE

Further study of common grammatical forms and structures. Situation and task oriented conversation, strategy-centred reading and structure-based writing are involved with emphasis on complex sentence ...

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AP/JP 2700 6.00

CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE CULTURE AND SOCIETY

Provides an overview of contemporary Japanese culture and society, to help students in understanding Japan and its people in the age of globalization and cross-cultural ...

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AP/JP 3000 6.00

ADVANCED MODERN STANDARD JAPANESE

The course focuses on continuous texts; edited texts on various topics are read, summarized, translated and discussed with emphasis on discourse grammar. All Kanji (Sino-Japanese ...

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AP/JP 3070 6.00

JAPANESE LANGUAGE IN THE MEDIA

This course introduces students to an overview of the use of the Japanese language in Japan's current media. It analyzes how and why specific vocabulary, ...

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AP/JP 3080 3.00

Food and the Japanese Language

This course investigates language use for food and foodways in Japanese, drawing on concepts and methods from theoretical linguistics. The topics covered include the structure ...

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AP/JP 3100 3.00

JAPANESE LINGUISTICS I: THE STRUCTURE OF MODERN JAPANESE LANGUAGE

The course examines the linguistic structure of the modern standard Japanese language. Topics include lexicon, phonology (sound structure), morphology (word structure), and syntax (sentence structure).Prerequisites: ...

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AP/JP 3200 3.00

Japanese Linguistics II: Language change and usage

This course is the continuation of AP/JP 3100 3.00 Japanese Linguistics I: Structure of Modern Japanese Language. Whilst AP/JP 3100 3.00 examines the structure of ...

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AP/JP 3600 3.00

JAPANESE POPULAR CULTURE: MANGA AND ANIME

Examines manga and anime, two of the most popular and influential genres of popular Japanese culture not only in Japan, but also in Asia and ...

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AP/JP 3610 3.00

JAPANESE POPULAR CULTURE: BEYOND MANGA AND ANIME

This course examines contemporary Japanese popular culture and its influence not only on its Asian neighbours, especially China and Korea, but also on the West. ...

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AP/JP 3620 3.00

JAPANESE RELIGIONS IN CANADA

Although religious identity did not loom strongly in the minds of most Japanese immigrants to Canada in the late nineteenth century, it often became a ...

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AP/JP 3751 3.00

JAPANESE BUSINESS CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION

Examines characteristics of Japanese corporate culture and aspects of management styles as well as patterns of Japanese communication styles, drawing on concepts from linguistics, communication, ...

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AP/JP 4000 6.00

Post-Advanced Modern Standard Japanese

In this course, students are expected to put their acquired knowledge and competence to use. Interpretation, translation, summarization, discussion, debate and web presentation will enable ...

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AP/JP 4600 3.00

The Japanese Immigration Experience in Canada

This course examines the Japanese immigration experience within the context of Canada's Asian diaspora focusing not only on first generation immigrants, but also on their ...

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