B.A. Courses (Japanese)


B.A. 1st year (Monsoon Semester)
Course No: JP101
Course Title: Oral Expression
Course Credits: 2                                                        
Course Contents: Oral practice of pronunciation and intonation of Japanese sounds, Japanese greetings, self introduction, identifying things, time of the day, calendar; counting using Japanese numerical classifiers; describing things; making comparisons; talking of daily activities, kinship terms used for address and reference, seasons, giving and receiving, shopping; making requests, talking of one’s likes and dislikes
Objective: To teach pronunciation and intonation of Japanese sounds and to enable students to comprehend and speak simple sentences in Japanese               
Evaluation: Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material: Audio-visual aids; picture cards etc.                                                              

Course No: JP102
Course Title: Kana and Kanji
Course Credits: 2                                                       
Course Contents: Introduction of the Japanese writing system, i.e. Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji (100-120), word-building, writing foreign names and loan words in Katakana
Evaluation: Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material: Kana Nyumon, Kanji Nyumon, Kana cards and Kanji cards

Course No:  JP103
Course Title: Basic Structure
Course Credits: 2
Course Contents: JapaneseGreetings; Basic sentence patterns to be applied in self introduction,  identifying things; time of the day; calendar; counting using Japanese numerical classifiers; describing things; making comparisons; talking of daily activities; kinship terms used for address and reference; seasons; giving and receiving; shopping; making requests; talking of one’s likes and dislikes
Objective:To introduce Japanese language at the basic level, to enable students to read and write the phonetic scripts, Hiragana and Katakana, and approx.100 Kanji, to teach some aspects of Japanese society and culture
Evaluation:   Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%).
Teaching material: Textbook- Nihongo I, Kokusaigakuyukai, and other supplementary material

Course No: JP104
Course Title: Comprehension
Course Credits: 2
Course Contents:  Extensive practice of basic patterns at the elementary level through drills and exercises
Objective: To enable students to comprehend and write simple sentences in Japanese.
Evaluation:  Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material: Exersice book 1of Nihongo 1, and other supplementary material

Course No: JP113
Course Title: Speaking Japanese
Course Credits: 2
Course Contents: Simple conversation in situations such as describing things, making comparisons, talking of daily activities, giving and receiving of gifts, talking of illnesses and visit to a doctor, shopping, making requests, talking of one’s likes and dislikes, talking on telephone etc.
Objective: To enable students to comprehend and make simple conversation in different situations using basic sentence patterns.
Evaluation: Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material: Audio visual aids; picture cards etc.    

Course No: JP113 T
Course Title:  Social Environment of East Asia: Japan   (Tool Course)
Course Credits: 2
Course Contents: The course is an introduction to some aspects of Japanese culture such as festivals, Japanese seasons, Japanese people and their love for nature; Japanese food, sports; society; geography; education system; Japan and the world etc. The objective is to create general awareness in students about life in Japan.
Evaluation:   Performance in mid- semester examination, one term paper, End Semester examination
Teaching material: Nippon, the Land and its People
Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture
Japani Sanskriti – Ek Parichay, by Manjushree Chauhan, Anubhav Prakashan
Japan, the living culture, by Sushama Jain, Har Anand Publication

B.A. 1st year (Winter Semester)
Course No: JP107
Course Title: Oral Expression
Course Credits: 2
Course Contents: Drills based on sentence patterns of Japanese at lower intermediate level and on keigo, the polite Japanese                                               
Objective: To enable students to comprehend Japanese at lower intermediate level and make situations-based conversation (shopping, talking on phone, using patterns taught during the course
Evaluation:  Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
 
Teaching material: Audio visual aids; picture cards etc. 

Course No: JP108
Course Title: Text and Kanji
Course Credits: 2
Course Contents: Introduction of situations/ functions such as narrating one’s experiences, desires; talking of one’s capabilities; giving and receiving things; extending an invitation; talking of one’s future plans, asking for permission; expressions of duty, obligations, hearsay, conjecture, reasons, purpose; talking about illnesses; passive and causative actions; use of keigo, writing and reading of approximately 180 Kanji
Objective:  To introduce Japanese language at the lower intermediate level, to enable students to read and write approx.180 kanji, to comprehend passages written in Japanese at lower intermediate level and answer questions based on it, to introduce Keigo, the polite Japanese, to teach additional aspects of Japanese society and culture                                 
Evaluation:  Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)

Teaching material: Text book; Nihongo 1、and other supplementary material

Course No: JP109
Course Title: Applied Grammar
Course Credits: 2
Course Contents: Extensive practice of basic patterns at the lower intermediate level through drills and exercises
Objective:To enable students to construct simple sentences in Japanese applying grammatical patterns at the lower intermediate level.
Evaluation:  Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material: Exercise book II of Nihongo I, and other supplementary material

Course No. : JP110
Course Title: Comprehension and Composition
Course Credits: 2
Course Contents: Comprehension of passages in simple Japanese and writing of composition in Japanese applying lower intermediate grammatical patterns
Objective: To enable students to read short passages or stories in Japanese based on the grammar, vocabulary, and sentence patterns at lower intermediate level and to enable them to express their ideas on simple topics, and write short compositions
Evaluation: Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material: Texts from books written for basic level learners, short stories, fables and children’s folktales etc.

Course No: JP114
Course Title: Speaking Japanese
Course Credits: 2
Course Contents:   Functions/situations such as  narrating one’s experiences, desires; talking of one’s capabilities; visiting a Japanese house, giving and receiving things; extending an invitation; talking of one’s future plans, asking for permission, expressing obligations, talking about illnesses and visiting a doctor; eating at a restaurant, buying tickets for an event,  use of keigo etc.
Objective:to enable students to comprehend and make simple conversation in different situations using sentence patterns at the lower intermediate level
Evaluation:   Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material: Audio visual aids; picture cards etc.                                                                                    

Course No: JP114 T
Course Title: Historical Vicissitudes of East Asia (Tool Course)
Course Credits: 2
Course Contents: Some aspects of Japanese society, religions in Japan (Shinto, Buddhism and Christianity) history from pre-historic to Meiji period, philosophy (Buddhism, Confucianism, Dutch studies etc.), literature, art and architecture of Japan.
Evaluation:  Performance in mid- semester examination, one term paper, End Semester examination
References: Japanese History, Kodansha International Ltd., Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture, Edited by Sandra Buckley, Routledge,

B.A. 2nd  year (Monsoon Semester)
Course No: JP201
Course Title: Conversation
Course Credits: 3
Course contents: Practicing conversation on various topics and situations such as planning a trip, buying tickets, hotel reservation, talking of hobbies, exchanging ideas on simple topics using sentence patterns of intermediate level and appropriate expressions
Evaluation:  Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)  
Teaching material: Audio-visual aids, texts and CDs on Japanese culture and daily life,
Japani: Japanese Conversation for Improving Spoken Proficiency, By P.A. George, Inoue Yoriko and Itsuko Nandi, Books Plus

Course No: JP202
Course Title: Text and Kanji
Course Credits: 3
Course Contents : Diverse texts based on Japanese culture, customs, history, food habits, and science etc, for the development of communicative competence of students; skimming, scanning of texts with emphasis on advanced sentence patterns, grammatical structures and idiomatic phrases, reading and writing of approximately 300 kanji.
Evaluation:  Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Text book: The chapters are compiled from the following books: Chukyu Nihongo, Tokyo Gaikokugo Daigaku; Nihongo II, Kokusaigakuyukai, and other supplementary material

Course No: JP203
Course Title: Applied Grammar and Composition
Course Credits: 3
Course Contents: Grammatical patterns at the intermediate level and some grammatical terms in Japanese, extensive practice through drills and exercises, compositions on simple topics.
Evaluation:  Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material:  Nihongo II, Exercise books I and II, and other supplementary material

Course No: JP 204
Course Title: Translation
Course Credits: 3
Course Contents: Practice in translation from Japanese into English and vice versa of simple sentences/passages, some translation techniques
Evaluation:  Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material: Sentences/texts from books, newspapers and magazines at intermediate level

Course No: JP213 T
Course Title: Socio-economic and Political Development (of Japan) (Tool Course)
Course Credits: 3
Course Contents: Socio-economic and political developments from earliest times to postwar Japan, development of art and culture during Tokugawa period; Neo Confucianism; Commodore Mathew C. Perry’s visit and the fall of Shogunate, World War II, rise of Japan as a world power
Evaluation:  Performance in mid- semester examination, one term paper, End Semester examination
Suggested Readings-
Hall, John Whitney, Japan - from Pre-history to Modern Times, Tokyo, Charles E. Tuttle, 1971.
John K. Fairbank, Edwin O. Reischauer and Albert M. Craig, East Asia: The Great Tradition, Tokyo , Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1964
Sansom, George B., A History of Japan, 3 Vols. Tokyo, Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1974
Kennedy, Malcalm, A History of Japan, London, Weidenfield and Nicholson, 1963.
Reischauer, Edwin O, Japan - Past and Present, London, Duckworth, 1964.
Storry, Richard, A History Of Modern Japan, Middlesex, Penguin Books Ltd, 1973
Hane, Mikiso, Japan, New York, Scribners’ Sons, 1972

B.A. 2nd  year (Winter Semester)
Course No: JP205
Course Title: Conversation
Course Credits 3
Course Contents:
Objective: To enable students to comprehend and make conversation in situations such as declining an invitation, reporting an event, narrating a story, short formal speeches on occasions such as welcoming, introducing and thanking a guest, talking about Japanese and Indian festivals, hostel life etc.   
Evaluation: Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material: Audio-visual aids; picture cards, texts and CDs on Japanese and Indian culture and daily life

Course No: JP206
Course Title: Text and Kanji
Course Credits: 3
Course Contents: (Continuation of Course no. EL202J) Diverse texts based on Japanese culture, customs, history, food habits, and science etc, for the development of communicative competence of students; skimming, scanning of texts with emphasis on advanced sentence patterns, grammatical structures and idiomatic phrases, reading and writing of approximately 400 kanji.
Evaluation:  Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Text book: The chapters are compiled from the following books: Chyukyu Nihongo, Tokyo Gaikokugo Daigaku, Nihongo II, Kokusaigakuyukai, Bunka chyukyu Nihongo I and others

Course No:  JP207
Course Title: Grammar and Composition
Course Credits: 3
Course Contents: Grammatical categories and cases of Japanese, grammatical patterns at the intermediate level, extensive practice through drills and exercises, compositions on various topics.
Evaluation:  Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching Material: Exercise book I and II of Nihongo II, Nihongo no SakubunNihongo no Sakubun  II, other supplementary material

Course No: JP208
Course Title: Translation
Course Credits: 3
Course Contents: Practice in English to Japanese and Japanese to English translation of short passages on various topics such as culture, society, religion and life style taken from books, newspapers, magazines, internet etc.  
Evaluation:  Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching Material: Newspapers and magazines, internet downloads, Nihon jijo, Shinbun de Manabu Nihongo and other supplementary material

Course No: JP214 T
Course Title: Language and Literature of East Asia (Tool Course)
Course Credits: 3
Course Contents: History of Japanese language, literary trends, religions, spread of Chinese influence, development of art and culture in Japan
Evaluation:  Performance in mid- semester examination, one term paper, End semester examination.
Suggested Readings-
Hall, John Whitney, Japan - from Pre-history to Modern Times, Tokyo, Charles E. Tuttle,1971.
John K. Fairbank, Edwin O. Reischauer and Albert M. Craig, East Asia: The Great Tradition, Tokyo, Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1964
Sansom, George B., A History of Japan, 3 Vols. Tokyo, Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1974
Kennedy, Malcalm, A History of Japan, London, Weidenfield and Nicholson, 1963.
Reischauer, Edwin O, Japan - Past and Present, London, Duckworth, 1964.
Storry, Richard, A History Of Modern Japan, Middlesex, Penguin Books Ltd, 1973
Hane, Mikiso, Japan, New York, Scribners’ Sons, 1972

B.A. 3rd year (Monsoon Semester)
Course No: JP301
Course Title: Conversation
Course Credits: 3
Course Contents: Conversation practice in Japanese at advance level, on social and cultural life of India and Japan, politics, economy, usage of idioms and phrases, practice in use of keigo, the Japanese polite language and colloquial Japanese
Evaluation:  Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material:  Audio-visual aids, newspapers, magazines, internet and other supplementary material

Course No: JP302
Course Title: Text, Kanji and Grammar
Course Credits: 3
Course Contents: Reading and analyzing texts such as short stories, essays, poems by skimming, and scanning with emphasis on advanced sentence patterns and grammatical structures, idiomatic phrases essential for the comprehension of Japanese texts
Evaluation: Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three /one Sessional test and one assignment (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Text books: Ryugakusei no tame no nihongo kyokasho, Waseda University Ryugakusei Centre        and other supplementary material

Course No: JP303
Course Title: Introduction to Japanese Literature
Course Credits: 3        
Course Contents: An overview of Japanese Literature from the ancient to early modern (Kinsei) period, development of Japanese classics such as Kojiki, Nihonshoki , Fudoki, Manyōshū   etc. and  the socio political  conditions in Nara,  Heian, Kamakura  and Muromachi periods  facilitating the literary development;  major literary trends, authors, and works of each period are covered with special emphasis to familiarize  the key words related to each period in vernacular script.
 Evaluation:  Performance in two  Sessionals out of three, i.e. two  tests and one assignment (25%), class performance (25%),  End Semester examination (50%)
Reference books:  Nihonbungakushi  by Hamakawa    
Ancient Japanese Literature: A Critical Survey  by Anita Khanna 
Traditional Japanese Literature by Haruo Shirane
 Excerpts from related works for background reading 
 
Course No: JP304
Course Title: Translation
Course Credits: 3
Course Contents: Techniques of translation, translation of texts based on culture, society, current affairs, politics, Japanese economy, science and technology.
Evaluation: Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching Material: Selected texts/passages from books, newspapers, magazines and internet

B.A. 3rd year (Winter Semester)
Course No: JP305
Course Title: Interpretation
Course Credits: 3
Course Contents: Theories and strategies of Interpretation, interpretation from Japanese into English and English into Japanese on various topics such as culture, society, politics, economy etc, seminars/ presentations
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material:  Audio-visual aids, films, newspapers, magazines, internet, books

Course No: JP306
Course Title: Text, Kanji and Grammar
Course Credits: 3
Course Contents: (Continuation of Course no. EL302J) Reading and analyzing texts such as short stories, poems, essays on subjects such as literature, science,  philosophy, criticism by skimming, and  scanning with emphasis on advanced sentence patterns and grammatical structures, idiomatic phrases essential for the comprehension of  Japanese texts
Evaluation: Performance in two written Sessional Tests out of three / one out of two  sessional tests and one assignment (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Text books:  Ryugakusei no tame no nihongo kyokasho, Waseda University Ryugakusei Centre, other supplementary material           

Course No: JP307
Course Title:  Introduction to Japanese Literature
Course Credits: 3      
Course Contents: An overview of Japanese Literature from early modern (Kinsei) to Showa period, western ideological influences, socio political movements that influenced the literary trends of Meiji, Taisho and Showa periods, major literary trends, authors and their works  with special emphasis on introducing the key words related to each period in Japanese script
Evaluation: Evaluation:  Performance in two Sessionals out of three / one out of two  sessional tests and one assignment (25%), class performance (25%),  End Semester examination (50%).
Reference books:  
Nihonbungakushi by Hamakawa;   History of Japanese Literature, by Kato Shuichi,
Dawn to the West, by Donald Keene; Excerpts from related literary texts 

Course No: JP308
Course Title: Translation
Course Credits: 3
Course Contents: Translation of texts based on society, culture, current affairs, politics, economy, science and technology etc.
 Evaluation: Two written Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%).
Teaching Material: Selected texts/passages from books, newspapers, magazines and internet