JAPN-1011 Beginning Japanese Language and Culture I

4 Credits

Introduction to modern Japanese. Listening, speaking, reading, writing, and basic grammatical structures, with emphasis on appropriate social use of the language within Japanese culture. Hiragana, katakana, and 75-100 kanji. Basics of kanji dictionaries. Presented through class interaction, audio, video, and computer lab instruction.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

JAPN-1021 Beginning Japanese Language and Culture II

4 Credits

Continued study of modern Japanese in social and cultural context. Emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking regarding practical daily transactions. Reading basic, graded texts and writing simple compositions, integrating basic grammatical structures, hiragana, katakana, and 100-150 new kanji. Acquiring speed in referring to kanji dictionaries. Class interaction, audio, video and computer lab.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): JAPN-1011 Beginning Japanese Language and Culture I; or departmental approval.

JAPN-182H Honors Independent Study in Japanese

1-3 Credits

Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.

JAPN-2011 Intermediate Japanese Language and Culture I

4 Credits

Continued study of modern Japanese in social and cultural context. Listening and speaking skills necessary for basic function and communication in Japanese society. Reading functional, intermediate, graded texts and writing brief compositions and personal correspondence, integrating intermediate grammatical structures and 150-200 new kanji. Class interaction, audio, video, and computer lab.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): JAPN-1021 Beginning Japanese Language and Culture II, or departmental approval.

JAPN-2021 Intermediate Japanese Language and Culture II

4 Credits

Continued study of modern Japanese in social and cultural context. Emphasis on communicative listening and speaking skills. Discussion of topics on Japanese culture and society. Reading and writing longer texts and compositions expressing more complex ideas, integrating 150-200 new kanji. Completion of Japanese grammar foundation. Class interaction, audio, video, and computer lab.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): JAPN-2011 Intermediate Japanese Language and Culture I, or departmental approval.

JAPN-2411 Advanced Japanese Language and Culture I

3 Credits

Modern Japanese in social and cultural context. Development of focused listening comprehension and conversational skills. Discussion of cultural and business topics in Japanese. Reading selected literary materials texts. Introduction to formal writing style and its structural differences. Writing formal letters and brief essays. Introduction of 200-250 new kanji. Class interaction, audio, video, and computer lab.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): JAPN-2021 Intermediate Japanese Language and Culture II, or departmental approval.

JAPN-2421 Advanced Japanese Language and Culture II

3 Credits

Modern Japanese in social and cultural context. Further development of focused listening and conversation skills. Discussion of aspects of Japanese politics and economy. Reading authentic texts such as periodicals, short stories, and novel excerpts. Writing journal entries and compositions of 200-400 characters. Introduction of 200-250 new kanji. Class interaction, audio, video, and computer lab.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): JAPN-2411 Advanced Japanese Language and Culture I, or departmental approval.

JAPN-282H Advanced Honors Independent Study: Japanese

1-3 Credits

Advanced Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.