Japanese Courses

Japanese Studies Program

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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.

    Prerequisite

    JAPN 101 with a minimum grade of D-

  • JAPN 201 Intermediate Japanese

    Units: 1

    Description
    Further development of skills in speaking, reading, and writing (appr. 250 kanji), continued emphasis on oral performance.

    Prerequisite

    JAPN 102 with a minimum grade of D-

  • 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.

    Prerequisite

    JAPN 201 with a minimum grade of D-

  • 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.

    Prerequisite

    JAPN 202 with a minimum grade of D-

  • 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.

    Prerequisite

    JAPN 202 with a minimum grade of D-

  • JAPN 311 Japanese in Cultural Context

    Units: 1

    Description
    Further development of communicative language skills, reading, and writing. Emphasis on cultural scenes in Japan.

    Prerequisite

    JAPN 202 with a minimum grade of D-

  • JAPN 312 Japanese in Cultural Context II

    Units: 1

    Description
    Further development of communicative language skills, reading, and writing. Emphasis on cultural scenes in Japan.

    Prerequisite

    JAPN 202 with a minimum grade of D-

  • JAPN 388 Individual Internship

    Units: 0.25-1

    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.
  • 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.

    Prerequisite

    JAPN 202 with a minimum grade of D-

  • 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.

    Prerequisite

    JAPN 202 with a minimum grade of D-

  • JAPN 495 Independent Study

    Units: 0.5-1

    Description
    Special projects individually pursued under supervision of faculty member.

    Prerequisite

    JAPN 202 with a minimum grade of D-

  • JAPN 497 Selected Topics

    Units: 1

    Description
    Special interest topics offered at department's discretion.