Japanese

Culture

ILC 2150 Topics in Culture(s): Japanese Mind and Tradition
Students will attain a basic understanding of Japanese culture through presentation and class projects. The class will focus on how Japanese culture differs from others in traditional and modern language, the arts, its people and customs. Although Japanese language is not required, basic Japanese will be introduced in the instruction. Historical and modern resources will be used to expose students to the culture of Japan beyond the basic understanding of “sushi” and “kimono”. An International Studies Certificate Course. An International Studies Major Course.


ILC 2150 Topics in Culture(s): Japanese Cuisine and Cooking
This course is designed to familiarize students with traditional and typical Japanese cooking and culture by discussing ingredients, methods and culture. The demonstration and hands-on cooking class will cover Sushi, Tempura, Miso Soup etc. Students need to research topics with the concept of Japanese philosophy of food, the basics of Japanese cooking, and the importance of food within the Japanese culture. Although the course will be taught in English, some Japanese expressions used in cooking will be introduced and used when necessary. Fee: $50 for ingredients. Textbook is not required. An International Studies Certificate Course. An International Studies Major Course.

Languages

JAPN 1090 Elementary Japanese: Level I
An introduction to beginning Japanese, with focus on speaking and listening comprehension. The students will learn to speak socially and culturally appropriate Japanese, not a mere direct translation of English. They will learn the language and its culturally appropriate behavior through role-playing. Much of the classroom instruction is conducted in Japanese. Attendance is required.


JAPN 1100 Elementary JAPANESE: Level II
Prerequisite: JAPN 1090 or equivalent. A continuation of elementary Japanese Level I with a focus on speaking and listening comprehension. The students will learn socially and culturally appropriate Japanese through role-playing. Writing and reading skills will be practiced in assignments. The students will learn “humble-polite” and “honorific-polite” expressions. It is strongly recommended that students sign up for the accompanying workshop, ILC 1101.01.


JAPN 2090 Intermediate Japanese: Level I
Prerequisite: JAPN 1100 or equivalent. This course continues to develop the four basic language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Culture lessons are interspersed among the language lessons. Final evaluation will be based on written assignments, periodic quizzes, a final exam and class participation, which is most important. Attendance is required.


JAPN 2100 Intermediate Japanese: Level II

Prerequisite: JAPN 2090 or equivalent. This course continues to develop the four basic language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Culture lessons are interspersed among the language lessons. Final evaluation will be based on written assignments, periodic quizzes, a final exam and class participation, which is most important. Attendance is required.


JAPN 2610 Intermediate Japanese Reading and Writing: Level I
Prerequisite: JAPN 2100 or equivalent. A continuation of 4th semester Japanese. Students will continue to acquire basic skills in speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing. Culture lessons are interspersed among the language lessons. Final evaluation will be based on written assignments, periodic quizzes, a final exam and class participation, which is most important. Attendance is required.


JAPN 2620 Intermediate Japanese Reading and Writing: Level II
Prerequisite: JAPN 2610 or equivalent and permission of instructor or department chair. This course is a continuation of JAPN 2610. Students will word process their final essay.


JAPN 2630 Intermediate Japanese Reading and Writing: Level III
Prerequisite: JAPN 2620 or equivalent and permission of instructor or department chair. A continuation of JAPN 2620 with special attention on the drafting, writing, and rewriting process.


JAPN 3090 Advanced Japanese
Prerequisite: JAPN 2630 or equivalent and permission of instructor or department chair. This course provides a thorough review of Japanese linguistic structures and enriches the students' vocabularies. The goal is to strengthen previous language knowledge and to lead students to higher levels of proficiency in written Japanese, as well as reading skills.

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