JAPANESE Courses

JAPN 111F. Beginning Japanese. 6 Credits.

Intensive elementary course designed to help students acquire basic Japanese language skills; reading, writing, listening, speaking. Introduction to Japanese writing systems (hiragana, katakona, kanji) and cultural perspectives such as greetings, informal/formal address. Emphasis on gaining correct pronunciation and firm grasp through substantial homework.

JAPN 195. Topics in Japanese. 1-3 Credits.

A study of selected topics designed as electives for non-majors. These courses will appear in the course schedule and will be more fully described by academic advisors.

JAPN 196. Topics in Japanese. 1-3 Credits.

A study of selected topics designed as electives for non-majors. These courses will appear in the course schedule and will be more fully described by academic advisors.

JAPN 212. Intermediate Japanese II. 6 Credits.

More grammar principles are discussed; writing exercises with more kanji. Prerequisites: JAPN 111F with a grade of C or above or satisfactory score on the placement test.

JAPN 295. Topics in Japanese. 1-3 Credits.

A study of selected topics designed as electives for non-majors. These courses will appear in the course schedule and will be more fully described by academic advisors. Prerequisites: 6 hours at the 100 level.

JAPN 296. Topics in Japanese. 1-3 Credits.

A study of selected topics designed as electives for non-majors. These courses will appear in the course schedule and will be more fully described by academic advisors. Prerequisites: 6 hours at the 100 level.

JAPN 309. Kanji I. 3 Credits.

This course is designed for students who have completed 12 credits of Beginning and Intermediate Japanese. The main focus is on training students how to use a kanji dictionary efficiently and guiding them to become an autonomous learner of the Japanese language. Prerequisites: JAPN 212.

JAPN 310. Japan: A Cultural Odyssey. 3 Credits.

Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of the instructor. Lectures in English, films and slides, all readings, discussions, and lectures in English. Studies of novels, short stories, poems, and films produced by Japanese authors. Covers Japan's initial encounter with the West and the establishment of individual identity. No knowledge of Japanese necessary though some familiarity with Japanese history, art, and society would be helpful. Cross-listed with FLET 310.

JAPN 311. Advanced Japanese Language and Culture I. 3 Credits.

Emphasis on the development of aural-oral skills. An intensive study of the principles of the Japanese grammar and syntax accompanied by oral and written exercises. Prerequisite: JAPN 212.

JAPN 312. Advanced Japanese Language and Culture II. 3 Credits.

Review and development of oral communication skills with an emphasis on writing and vocabulary. Cultural and social topics are explored through authentic materials to familiarize students with a knowledge of Japan and its diverse people. Prerequisites: JAPN 311 or satisfactory score on the placement test.

JAPN 395. Topics in Japanese. 1-3 Credits.

A study of selected topics in Japanese. These courses will appear in the course schedule and will be more fully described by academic advisors. Prerequisites: JAPN 212 or the equivalent.

JAPN 396. Topics in Japanese. 1-3 Credits.

A study of selected topics in Japanese. These courses will appear in the course schedule and will be more fully described by academic advisors. Prerequisites: JAPN 212 or the equivalent.

JAPN 495/595. Topics in Japanese. 1-3 Credits.

A study of selected topics in Japanese. These courses will appear in the course schedule and will be more fully described by academic advisors. Prerequisites: third-year Japanese or permission of the instructor.

JAPN 496/596. Topics in Japanese. 1-3 Credits.

A study of selected topics in Japanese. These courses will appear in the course schedule and will be more fully described by academic advisors. Prerequisites: third-year Japanese or permission of the instructor.

JAPN 595. Topics in Japanese. 1-6 Credits.

A study of selected topics in Japanese. These courses will appear in the course schedule and will be more fully described by academic advisors. Prerequisites: third-year Japanese or permission of the instructor.

JAPN 596. Topics in Japanese. 1-6 Credits.

A study of selected topics in Japanese. These courses will appear in the course schedule and will be more fully described by academic advisors. Prerequisites: third-year Japanese or permission of the instructor.