JAPN - Japanese


2017-2018 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

Effective 1 June 2017 through 31 May 2018

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Course Descriptions

JAPN 1090 Elementary Japanese: Level I (1-4)

This course is an introduction to beginner-level Japanese. Students learn to speak socially and culturally appropriate Japanese, not merely to translate from English. Emphasizing Japanese and culturally appropriate behavior through role play, students will learn basic expressions, including self introductions and those appropriate to daily life and community experiences, as well as learning to recognize challenges in intercultural communications. Students will also learn to read and write Hiragana and Katakana script, a Japanese phonetic alphabet. May be repeated once for credit with permission of the department chair.

JAPN 1091 Workshop (1-2)

This workshop is intended for listening and speaking practice, vocabulary building, and grammar review. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in JAPN 1090.

JAPN 1100 Elementary Japanese: Level II (1-4)

This course strengthens students' speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Focus will be placed on the listening and oral skills needed by students to understand others and express themselves in everyday situations and on the understanding of the origin of specific cultural differences. In addition, students will be introduced to Kanji script, the Chinese characters for reading and writing. Prerequisite: JAPN 1090 or equivalent. May be repeated once for credit with permission of the department chair.

JAPN 1101 Workshop (1-2)

This workshop is intended for listening and speaking practice, vocabulary building, and grammar review. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in JAPN 1100.

JAPN 2090 Intermediate Japanese: Level I (1-4)

Students will continue to learn how to communicate in various situations and develop reading comprehension and writing skills in Japanese. In addition, they will continue to learn Kanji, the Chinese characters for reading and writing. Prerequisite: JAPN 1100 or equivalent. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

JAPN 2091 Workshop (1-2)

This workshop is intended for listening and speaking practice, vocabulary building, and grammar review. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in JAPN 2090.

JAPN 2100 Intermediate Japanese: Level II (1-4)

In this course, students strengthen their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Japanese. They will learn to communicate appropriately in a variety of situations and to express their own ideas and opinions. They will continue to learn Kanji, the Chinese characters for reading and writing. Prerequisite: JAPN 2090 or equivalent. May be repeated for credit with permission of department chair.

JAPN 2101 Workshop (1-2)

This workshop is intended for listening and speaking practice, vocabulary building, and grammar review. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in JAPN 2100.

JAPN 2610 Intermediate Japanese Reading and Writing: Level I (1-3)

Designed to strengthen students' reading and writing skills in Japanese. Short essays related to readings will regularly be assigned. New Kanji characters and usage will be introduced and practiced. Culture lessons are interspersed among the language lessons.  Prerequisites: JAPN 2100 or equivalent and permission of instructor or department chair. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

JAPN 2620 Intermediate Japanese Reading and Writing: Level II (1-3)

A continuation of JAPN 2610, with special attention on the drafting, writing, and rewriting process. 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. Prerequisites: JAPN 2610 or equivalent and permission of instructor or department chair. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

JAPN 2630 Intermediate Japanese Reading and Writing: Level III (1-3)

A continuation of JAPN 2620 with special attention on the drafting, writing, and rewriting process.  Culture lessons are interspersed among the language lessons. Prerequisites: JAPN 2620 or equivalent and permission of instructor or department chair. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

JAPN 3090 Advanced Japanese: Level I (3)

Provides a thorough review of Japanese linguistic structures. The goal is to strengthen previous language knowledge and to lead students to advanced levels of proficiency in spoken and written Japanese. Prerequisite: JAPN 2630 or equivalent and permission of instructor or department chair. May be repeated once for credit if content differs or with permission of department chair.