Japanese (JAPN)

JAPN 101 Beginning Japanese I (4 crs)

Prerequisite: Placement test required.

A foundation in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture. Introduction to hiragana, katakana, and some kanji characters.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

JAPN 102 Beginning Japanese II (4 crs)

Prerequisite: JAPN 101 or suitable placement score on Japanese Placement Exam.

Continuation of Japanese 101. Study of useful conversation patterns, grammar, and culture. Introduction to Kanji-character (91) writing.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

JAPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I (4 crs)

Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or suitable placement score on Japanese Placement Exam.

Review of Japanese grammar and vocabulary with focus on the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Students gain an understanding of Japanese culture through a variety of topics.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

JAPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II (4 crs)

Prerequisite: JAPN 201 or suitable placement score on Japanese Placement Exam.

Continuation of Japanese 201.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

JAPN 301 Advanced Japanese Language and Culture I (4 crs)

Prerequisite: JAPN 202 or suitable placement score on Japanese Placement Exam.

Designed to improve speaking, listening, reading, and writings skills. Students gain an understanding of Japanese culture and current events through a variety of topics.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

JAPN 302 Advanced Japanese Language and Culture II (4 crs)

Prerequisite: JAPN 301 or equivalent.

Continuation of Japanese 301. Focuses on improving speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing modern Japanese. Extensive use of original spoken and written materials. Further knowledge of sociolinguistics/culture and additional kanji. Emphasis on accurate and appropriate communication.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0