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JAPN 101 Elementary Japanese
Units: 1
Description
Basic speaking, reading, and writing (hiragana, katakana, and simple kanji) with emphasis on oral performance in class.

JAPN 102 Elementary Japanese
Units: 1
Description
Basic speaking, reading, and writing (hiragana, katakana, and simple kanji) with emphasis on oral performance in class.
Prerequisites
Japanese 101.

JAPN 201 Intermediate Japanese
Units: 1
Description
Further development of skills in speaking, reading, and writing (appr. 250 kanji), continued emphasis on oral performance.
Prerequisites
Japanese 102 or permission of department.

JAPN 202 Intermediate Japanese
Units: 1
Fulfills General Education Requirement (COM2)
Description
Further development of skills in speaking, reading, and writing (appr. 250 kanji), continued emphasis on oral performance.
Prerequisites
Japanese 201.

JAPN 301 Japanese Conversation
Units: 1
Description
Continued development of speaking, including use of idiomatic phrases and more conjunctions. Debating, presentation, and summarizing skills are taught.
Prerequisites
Japanese 202 or permission of department.

JAPN 302 Japanese Reading
Units: 1
Description
Continued development of reading (with concentration of Joyo Kanji list) using short stories, essays, and simple reading materials.
Prerequisites
Japanese 202 or permission of department.

JAPN 311 Japanese in Cultural Context
Units: 1
Description
Further development of communicative language skills, reading, and writing. Emphasis on cultural scenes in Japan.
Prerequisites
Japanese 202

JAPN 312 Japanese in Cultural Context
Units: 1
Description
Further development of communicative language skills, reading, and writing. Emphasis on cultural scenes in Japan.
Prerequisites
Japanese 202

JAPN 388 Individual Internship
Units: .25-1
Description
Internship experience outside of the department in fields related to Japanese studies. No more than 1.5 unit of internship in any one department and 3.5 units of internship overall may be counted toward required degree units.
Prerequisites
Department approval.

JAPN 401 Advanced Japanese Language, Literature and Culture
Units: 1
Description
Prepares for more advanced study of Japanese through rigorous vocabulary expansion, more sophisticated language usage patterns, and expanded work in kanji. Materials are designed to advance the student's fluency for everyday communicative tasks as well as reading skills.
Prerequisites
Japanese 202.

JAPN 402 Advanced Japanese Language, Literature and Culture
Units: 1
Description
Prepares for more advanced study of Japanese through rigorous vocabulary expansion, more sophisticated language usage patterns, and expanded work in kanji. Materials are designed to advance the student's fluency for everyday communicative tasks as well as reading skills.
Prerequisites
Japanese 202.

JAPN 406 Summer Undergraduate Research
Units: 0
Description
Documentation of the work of students who receive summer fellowships to conduct research [or produce a creative arts project] in the summer. The work must take place over a minimum of 8 weeks, the student must engage in the project full-time (at least 40 hours per week) during this period, and the student must be the recipient of a fellowship through the university. Graded S/U.
Prerequisites
Approval for summer Arts and Sciences fellowship by faculty mentor

JAPN 495 Independent Study
Units: .5-1
Description
Special projects individually pursued under supervision of faculty member.
Prerequisites
Departmental Approval Required

JAPN 497 Selected Topics
Units: 1
Description
Special interest topics offered at department's discretion.
Prerequisites
Permission of department.