2019-2020 Catalog

JAPN 460 Translating Texts

This advanced level course will develop the student's skill in reading Japanese through the practice of translation. The class will read a number of excerpts from authentic texts of different genres and discuss the issues that are critical for accurate comprehension of the source text, by applying theories of general linguistics, socio-linguistics, and translation; then they try translating the Japanese texts into readable English. Through the process of identifying, articulating, and solving challenges to Japanese-English translations, the students will further improve not only their language skills but cultural literacy as well.


4 units


JAPN 302 or permission of instructor

Core Requirements Met

  • Global Connections