Japanese (JPN)

Courses

JPN 101. Elementary Japanese I. 4 hours.

Basic grammar. Conversation. Reading and writing in the two Japanese syllabaries. Introduction to selected Chinese characters. Course Information: Four additional half hours each week in the language laboratory.

JPN 102. Elementary Japanese II. 4 hours.

Continuation of JPN 101. Course Information: Four additional half hours each week in the language laboratory. Prerequisite(s): JPN 101.

JPN 103. Intermediate Japanese I. 4 hours.

Completion of basic grammar. Practice in conversation. Reading and writing in the two Japanese syllabaries and in selected Chinese characters. Course Information: Four additional half hours each week in the language laboratory. Prerequisite(s): JPN 102 or the equivalent.

JPN 104. Intermediate Japanese II. 4 hours.

Reading and writing of elementary prose using the two Japanese syllabaries. Reading and writing in selected Chinese characters. Course Information: Four additional half hours each week in the language laboratory. Prerequisite(s): JPN 103 or the equivalent.

JPN 196. Independent Study. 1-4 hours.

Individual study under faculty direction for qualified students with special interests and needs. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: This course counts toward the limited number of independent study hours accepted toward the degree and the major.

JPN 200. Advanced Spoken Japanese. 3 hours.

Emphasis on advanced oral and aural proficiency. Expression of cultural and personal topics using formal and informal language. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): JPN 104; or consent of the instructor.

JPN 210. Advanced Japanese Language and Culture. 3 hours.

Expansion of communication skills, especially speaking, through an exploration of contemporary Japanese culture. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): JPN 104; or appropriate score on the department placement test or appropriate AP test score.