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Eileen Mikals-Adachi
Associate Professor of Japanese

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Japanese Courses

JA 101: Elementary Japanese I
Introduction to modern spoken Japanese through aural-oral drills and exercises, and mastery of the basic grammatical structures. Students learn written forms, perform basic communicative acts, and utilize proper social registers.

JA 102: Elementary Japanese II
Continuation of introductory basic Japanese with emphasis on the spoken language. The Japanese writing system will also be continued. Prerequisite: JA 101.

JA 201: Intermediate Japanese I
Further development of communicative skills with emphasis on speaking through in-class performance. Prerequisite: JA 102.

JA 202: Intermediate Japanese II
Continuation of Intermediate Japanese I. Prerequisite: JA 201.

JA 207G: Japanese Culture: Supernatural
A study of the supernatural elements that have long fascinated the Japanese, this course examines the changes seen over the years and the relationship between representations of the supernatural and national/individual identity.

JA 301H: Advanced Japanese
Further development of the four basic language skills with emphasis on advanced sentence patterns and increased kanji vocabulary. Prerequisites: JA 202 or equivalent.

JA 302H: Advanced Japanese II
Continuation of Advanced Japanese I (JA 301H). Prerequisite: JA 301H.

JA 307G: Modern Japanese Literature: Self & Society
A study of Japan's modern masters of prose with a focus on how writers address the concept of "self" in a group-oriented society. Works that deal with the issue of what it means to be Japanese in the modern world. Taught in English translation.

JA 401: Advanced Readings in Japanese
Practical use of acquired language skills and further development of kanji vocabulary by reading, discussing, and writing about essays and stories by contemporary Japanese writers. Prerequisite: JA 302H.

JA 402: Readings in Japanese
Continuation of JA 401 Advanced Readings in Japanese. Prerequisite: JA 401.

Eckerd in Japan

Eckerd students spend Winter Term learning Japanese while experiencing Tokyo, the gateway to Japanese culture, past and present.