Classical Japanese (Jp 100A)
Fall 2007

Akemi Morioka (akemi@uci.edu)
HIB 375, 824-2813
Office Hours: MWF 10:00-11:00 am; T Th 12:30-1:00; and by appointment       

Course Objectives: Classical Japanese (Jp 100A-B) is a two-quarter sequence designed to introduce classical Japanese grammar to intermediate and advanced students of modern Japanese (Japanese 3C or the equivalent is a prerequisite). Emphasis throughout will be on the systematic study of classical verbs, adjectives, suffixes and particles, with the goal of developing basic reading ability. Selected readings from important classical texts will be assigned with the intent of giving students some practical experience in reading and analysis. Students will be expected to commit classical Japanese verb and adjective conjugations to memory, along with the meanings and usage of certain particles and suffixes. Quizzes and midterm will test understanding and retention. The final exam will be comprehensive, concentrating on points covered in reading materials and class discussions.
(This course is based on the teaching plan and materials originally created by Professor Susan Klein.)

Required texts:
国語便覧 (to be purchased at the UCI bookstore)
Additional materials will be available in class.

Course Requirements and Evaluation Grading:
1. Quizzes..........................................................................30%
2. Midterm and Final Exams..............................................60%
3. Daily Homework/Class Attendance & Participation.....10%

Each student will be expected to come to class with assigned material read and studied. Student recitation and analysis will be a part of virtually every class period.

Above 96%=A+... 86%=B+...76%=C+... 66%=D+
Above 93%= A.....83%=B.... 73%= C.....63%= D
            Above 90%=A-.... 80%= B-...70%= C-... 60%= D-

Policies:
Grading: The percentage figures given above are only used as guidelines. Final grades will be adjusted taking into consideration the grade curve, i.e. the distribution of all students grade points.

Grade Option: A student cannot change from letter grade option to P/N after the end of the sixth week. However, any time after the sixth week, a petition form, in which you must indicate your reason for changing your grade option, must be filled out and submitted directly to the School of Humanities. The instructor's signature is also required before submitting that form. This policy is strictly enforced regardless of your own school’s policy.

Add/Drop: A new add/drop policy is now in force in the School of Humanities. A student may add or drop a course in the School of Humanities up to the end of the second week of classes with only the instructor's signature. However, any time after the second week, a petition form, in which you must indicate your reason for adding/dropping, must be filled out and submitted directly to the School of Humanities. The instructor's signature is also required before submitting that form. This policy is strictly enforced regardless of your own school's policy. Check the Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study for this policy. Humanities majors may drop up to the end of the sixth week.

Attendance: Points will be subtracted from your final score (0.5% per absence) for unexcused absences and tardiness. Absences can be excused in cases of illness, family emergency, and other unforeseeable incidents beyond the control of a student. A signed note from a person who can verify the reason for the absence (e.g., a note from a doctor in case of illness, etc.) and his/her phone number are required.

Make-up Test Policy: Make-up tests will not be permitted, unless you inform the instructor within 12 hours by e-mail that you were prevented from attending class on a test/quiz day due to some unforeseen circumstance or dire emergency. However, it will remain at the discretion of the instructor as to whether a make-up is allowed or not.

Homework: Homework will be assigned daily. Each homework assignment must be done carefully, thoughtfully, and completely on time for full credit.

Course Outline:

 

 

 

Lecture

Quiz & Exam

W0

9/28

Overview of Japanese classics and classical Japanese grammar

 

W1

10/1

 

10/3

鴨長明「方丈記」河の流れ         

 

10/5

            〃

Quiz #1

W2

10/8

   〃

 

10/10

            〃

 

10/12

   〃

Quiz #2

W3

10/15

 

10/17

   〃

 

10/19

  清少納言「枕草子」春はあけぼの        

Quiz #3(cancelled)

W4

10/22

            〃

 

10/24

   〃

 

10/26

   清少納言「枕草子」思はむ子を

Quiz #3

W5

10/29

   〃

 

10/31

   清少納言「枕草子」うれしきもの

 

11/2

           〃

W6

11/5

***中間試験***

 

11/7

 「伊勢物語」 初段

 

11/9

            〃

 

W7

11/12

Veterans’ Day Holiday

11/14

  「伊勢物語」 第二十四段

Quiz #4

11/16

            〃

 

W8

11/19

            〃 第二十四段、第百二十三段

 

11/21

            〃 第百二十三、四、五段

Quiz #5

11/23

Thanksgiving Holiday

W9

11/26

「宇治拾遺物語 」絵仏師良秀

 

11/28

            〃 絵仏師良秀

 

11/30

            〃 絵仏師良秀

Quiz #6

W10

12/3

            〃 後の千金の事

 

12/5

            〃 後の千金の事

 

12/7

            〃 後の千金の事

 

Finals Week

12/12

***期末試験 9:00-11:00 am in the regular classroom***

 

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