DU MA (Japanese) Syllabus 1st 2nd 3rd 4th SEM


DU MA (Japanese) Syllabus 1st 2nd 3rd 4th SEM:

The Delhi University (DU) has released the Detailed syllabi for the Post Graduate Course Master of Arts (MA) in Japanese for the Ist/IInd/IIIrd/IVth Semester Examination for the annual session 2015-16.

DU MA Japanese First|Second|Third|Fourth Semester Syllabus 2015

DU MA (Japanese) Syllabus 1st 2nd 3rd 4th SEM

The University Of Delhi has following syllabus scheme for the MA Japanese for the 1st/2nd/3rd/4th Semester Exam which are:

Semester- I:

JL– 101 : INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL LINGUISTICS

  1. A short history of Linguistics and its objectives
  2. Language and Communication
  3. Role of Linguistics in the study and analysis of a language
  4. Analysis of Japanese language- different schools of thought

JL – 102: ADVANCED JAPANESE LANGUAGE

  1. Oral and written expression at an advanced level,
  2. Comprehension of Jokyu Nihongo texts
  3. Study of Jokyu Nihongo patterns
  4. Exposure to Kango terms in various subjects by reading different texts

JL– 103 : THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TRANSLATION

  1. Translation from Japanese to English and vice-versa
  2. Theoretical problems of translation
  3. Study of contrastive syntactical structures in both the languages
  4. Techniques of translation
  5. Translation of literary texts as well as materials on the subjects of science/social sciences

JL – 104: CULTURAL HISTORY OF JAPAN (TILL 1868)

  1. History of Japan from the origins to the Meiji Restoration
  2. Japanese Mythology
  3. History of ideas during the various periods
  4. Buddhism, Confucianism, Rangaku
  5. Meiji restoration and social transformation,
  6. Theories of Japanese Culture.

Semester-II:

JL – 201: MODERNIZATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF JAPAN

  1. The process of modernization 3
  2. Osei Fukko, Sonno Joi, Bummei Kaika, Fukoku Kyohei
  3. Japan’s economic reconstruction
  4. High economic growth of 1960s
  5. Oil crisis of 1973 and Japan’s response.
  6. The bubble economy and its consequences

JL : 202 : CONTEMPORARY JAPAN AND JAPANESE SOCIETY

  1. Nature of Japanese society and its value system
  2. Japanese society as a shame culture, as a guilt culture
  3. Japanese society as a vertical society, as a group society
  4. Urban society and its antecedents,
  5. Rural society and its antecedents
  6. Untouchables and Minorities in Japanese society
  7. Role of education in the creation of a modern mass society in Japan
  8. Status of women in Japanese society
  9. Crime, Suicide, Problems of the aged and dilemmas of the youth.

JL – 203 : SURVEY OF JAPANESE LITERATURE

  1. Introduction to the study of literature
  2. Form and Content
  3. History of Japanese Literature
  4. Representative writers of various periods
  5. Important literary movements
  6. Styles of writing
  7. Genbun Itchi
  8. Current trends in Japanese writing

JL – 204: INTRODUCTION TO KAMBUN

  1. Introduction to Kambun
  2. Evolution of Kambun,
  3. Kambun as a style of writing
  4. Various writers who used Kambun
  5. Role of Kambun in Japanese Literature,
  6. Reading of selected Kambun texts.

Semester-III:

JL – 204: INTRODUCTION TO KAMBUN

  1. Introduction to Kambun
  2. Evolution of Kambun,
  3. Kambun as a style of writing
  4. Various writers who used Kambun
  5. Role of Kambun in Japanese Literature,
  6. Reading of selected Kambun texts.

JL – 302 LITERARY CRITICISMS

  1. Role of literary criticism
  2. Form of literary criticism
  3. Study of various movements of literary criticism
  4. Modern Japanese literary criticism
  5. Critical analysis and appreciation of Japanese literature

JL- 303 GUIDED SPEAKING AND INTERPRETATION (PART I)

  1. Speaking on a given topic
  2. Various levels of expressions in Japanese
  3. Level of expression appropriate to the occasions
  4. Interpretation of simple, non-formal speech etc

JL – 304 STUDIES OF REPRESENTATIVE WORKS: MONOGATARI, NIKKI, ZUIHITSU

  1. Evaluation of the various literary forms in the above genre from the classical to the contemporary period
  2. Study of representative works from each genre
  3. Language of literary works

Semester-IV:

JL – 401 STUDIES OF REPRESENTATIVE WORKS: SHI, GEKI,SHOUSETSU

  1. Evaluation of the various literary forms in the above genre from the classical to the contemporary period
  2. Study of representative works from each genre
  3. Language of literary works

JL – 403: METHODOLOGY OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO TEACHING OF JAPANESE

  1. Difficulties in foreign language teaching
  2. Techniques of foreign language teaching
  3. Acquiring teaching skills
  4. Various methods of teaching a foreign language, merits and demerits of accepted
  5. Methods of teaching Japanese –Audio lingual, Communicative, Suggestopaedia, Verbotonal method etc
  6. Computer Aided Instruction
  7. Evaluation of Japanese language skills

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