JPN101. Elementary Japanese 1 . 4 Credits.

First half of a foundation course. Introduction to Japanese for students with little or no previous knowledge of the language. Fundamentals of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Basic grammatical concepts and some cultural information about Japan. Writing skills include the introduction of hiragana, katakana and basic kanji characters.

JPN102. Elementary Japanese 2 . 4 Credits.

Second half of a foundation course. Continuation of Elementary Japanese 1. Further fundamentals of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Further basic grammatical concepts, including additional tenses, the te-form and casual speech, plus additional cultural information about Japan.

JPN193. Japanese Selected Topic. 3-12 Credits.

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JPN199. Japanese Modular . 1 Credit.

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JPN201. Intermediate Japanese I . 4 Credits.

Work in Japanese to improve listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. Provides an overall grammar review with the introduction of more advanced structures to enhance students’ active use of Japanese, especially in the areas of conversation (listening and speaking). Students will continue to increase knowledge of kanji characters.

JPN202. Intermediate Japanese 2 . 4 Credits.

Provides an overall grammar review that seeks to enhance students’ active use of Japanese, especially in the areas of conversation (listening and speaking) and writing. Further intermediate level conversation and composition (with a focus on using kanji) and the introduction of basic non-test book readings in Japanese.

JPN293. Japanese Selected Topic. 3-12 Credits.

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JPN295. Indep Study Japanese. 0 Credits.

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JPN300. Japanese Aesthetics and Culture . 3 Credits.

An exploration of traditional Japanese views and attitudes toward beauty as expressed in literature and art.

JPN301. Japanese Comp and Conv . 3 Credits.

This course is designed to enable students to read, write and converse in Japanese within a range of everyday, natural contexts. One of the main goals is to broaden students' exposure to various forms of Japanese. Through this process, students will gain a greater knowledge of Chinese characters and word compounds, thus increasing their ability to articulate themselves as literate speakers of Japanese. In addition to this primary objective, a range of practical skills will be emphasized, including listening comprehension, analytical reading comprehension, public speaking/discourse, informal group discussion and essay composition.

JPN310. Japanese Poetry . 3 Credits.

Using English translations, the study of early Court poetry, medieval Imperial anthologies, poetic diaries, Noh theatre, Bunraku puppet theatre, and 20th-century poetry.

JPN311. Japanese Fiction . 3 Credits.

Analysis of the characteristics of Japanese narrative through a study of major classical and modern works in English translation.

JPN320. Asian Americans . 3 Credits.

An exploration of the lives of the more than eight million Americans who trace their origins to China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and the South Asian sub-continent.

JPN393. Japanese Selected Topic. 3-12 Credits.

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JPN399. Modular Course. 0 Credits.

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JPN493. Japanese Selected Topic. 3-12 Credits.

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JPN494. Fieldwork In Japanese. 0 Credits.

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JPN495. Indep Study Japanese. 1-12 Credits.

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