University of Hawaii at Hilo Catalog 2014–2015

Languages (LANG) Courses

College of Arts and Sciences, Languages

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LANG 200  Intro to Jpns & Chns Studies (3) This course studies the two regions of East Asia (Japan and China) with emphasis on philosophical, religious and cultural traditions, and patterns of social, economic and political change. Students will gain a general understanding of each region through a broad survey of important cultural movements and historical events that have made Japan and China what it is today. (Same as JPST 200). (GenEd/IntReq: H/A/P)

LANG 410  History of Chinese Characters (3) This course introduces Chinese civilization and history through an investigation of the evolution of Chinesescript and the socio-cultural factors related to it. Archaeological and historical materials are used in introducing its various forms in history: from tortoiseshellscript to seal and clericalscripts as well as regularscript. Historical and cultural setting of creating and using the specificscript are examined. The transformation of Chinesescript into Japanese "kanji" and cultural exchange between Asian countries are also discussed. Pre: one of the following: CHNS 101, CHNS 107, JPNS 101, JPNS 101S, or JPNS 107. (Same as CHNS/JPST 410). (GenEd/IntReq: H/A/P)


LANG x94 Special Topics in Subject Matter (Arr.) (IO) Special topics chosen by the instructor. Course content will vary. May be repeated for credit, provided that a different topic is studied. Additional requirements may apply depending on subject and topic.

LANG x99 Directed Studies (Arr.) (IO) Statement of planned reading or research required. Pre: instructor’s consent.

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