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japan studies
- BA Course

Interdisciplinary Elective Course
JAPN3034 Introduction to classical Japanese (bungo) 6 credits
This course provides a systematic introduction to the grammar of classical Japanese (bungo), which was used up until World War II in much of Japanese writing. In addition to honing our understanding of the classical Japanese language, we will also be reading and translating from original Japanese texts, covering diverse historical periods (up to the modern period) and a broad range of genres (poetry, narrative texts, essays, historical documents, etc.).
Prerequisite: JAPN2099. Japanese language II (Part 2) or equivalent
Assessment: 100% coursework
(Offered in 2020/2021, 1st semester)

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