Japanese (JAPN)

Courses

JAPN 001. Elementary Japanese I. 0 or 4 Credits.

Introduction to spoken and written Japanese through aural-oral drills and grammar presentation. The three writing systems of Japanese (hiragana, katakana, and kanji) are introduced. No prior knowledge expected.

JAPN 002. Elementary Japanese II. 0 or 4 Credits.

Continuation of JAPN 001. Prerequisite: JAPN 001 or equivalent.

JAPN 010. Japanese-Daily Communication. 3 Credits.

Introductory level course on speaking everyday Japanese. Emphasis on solid understanding and accurate use of grammar patterns in a culturally appropriate context and conversational situations. No prior knowledge expected.

JAPN 051. Intermediate Japanese I. 4 Credits.

Continuation of JAPN 002 designed to enable the students to converse in everyday Japanese and to read and write basic texts. Prerequisite: JAPN 002 or equivalent.

JAPN 052. Intermediate Japanese II. 4 Credits.

Continuation of JAPN 051. Prerequisite: JAPN 051 or equivalent.

JAPN 090. Internship. 1-3 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

JAPN 095. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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JAPN 096. Introductory Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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JAPN 101. Advanced Japanese I. 3 Credits.

Further development of oral proficiency and advanced study of grammatical structure of modern Japanese, supplemented by audiovisual materials and authentic written texts of several kinds. Prerequisite: JAPN 052 or equivalent.

JAPN 102. Advanced Japanese II. 3 Credits.

Continuation of JAPN 101. Prerequisite: JAPN 101 or equivalent.

JAPN 121. Japanese Conversation I. 1-3 Credits.

Development of speaking and listening skills related to concrete topics through total immersion in Japanese. Prerequisite: JAPN 052 or equivalent.

JAPN 122. Japanese Conversation II. 1-3 Credits.

Development of functional skills to carry out daily conversation in varied social contexts. Prerequisite: JAPN 052 or equivalent.

JAPN 131. Kanji is Key I. 3 Credits.

A kanji character course designed for teaching 500-600 kanji characters in JLPT Levels 3-2 (N3-N2) and also reinforcing 300 kanji introduced in JAPN 001/002. Teaches basic pictographs and radicals to predict meanings and readings of kanji characters. Prerequiste: JAPN 052.

JAPN 132. Kanji is Key II. 3 Credits.

Kanji character course designed for teaching 500-600 kanji characters in JLPT Levels 3-2 (N3-N2) and also reviewing 300 kanji introduced in JAPN 051/052. Teaches basic pictographs and radicals to predict meanings and readings of kanji characters. Prerequisite: JAPN 131.

JAPN 190. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

JAPN 191. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

JAPN 195. Intermediate Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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JAPN 196. Intermediate Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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JAPN 197. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

JAPN 198. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

JAPN 201. Studies of Japanese Texts I. 3 Credits.

Introduction to rapid reading skills, directed reading of authentic texts and guided practice of conversational skills in multiple social contexts. Course can be repeated with different content. Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or equivalent.

JAPN 202. Studies of Japanese Texts II. 3 Credits.

Continuation of JAPN 201. Application of the rapid reading skills developed in JAPN 201 using higher-level reading materials. Course can be repeated with different content. Prerequisite: JAPN 201 or equivalent.

JAPN 221. Japanese for Communication I. 1-6 Credits.

Training in skills to communicate on concrete and abstract topics. Repeatable with different content. Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or equivalent.

JAPN 222. Japanese for Communication II. 1-6 Credits.

Development of skills to present information and view points in varied social contexts. Repeatable with different content. Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or equivalent.

JAPN 251. Japanese in Cultural Context I. 3 Credits.

Continuing study of Japanese at the advanced level. Utilizes various genres of readings and audiovisual materials. Students will conduct independent research on a Japan related topic of their interests. Prerequisite: JAPN 202 or one year of study in Japan.

JAPN 252. Japanese in Cultural Context 2. 3 Credits.

Continuing study of Japanese at the advanced level. Utilizes various genres of readings and audiovisual materials. Students will conduct independent research, write a report, and present in Japanese. Prerequisite: JAPN 251.

JAPN 290. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

JAPN 291. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

JAPN 295. Advanced Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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JAPN 296. Advanced Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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JAPN 297. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

JAPN 298. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.