JAPN101
Beginning Japanese I

Description: Fundamentals of the language. Emphasis on speaking and listening. Japanese phonetic symbols (Hiragana and Katakana).

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:5

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JAPN102
Beginning Japanese II

Description: Continuation of JAPN 101. Reading of texts dealing primarily with Japan and Japanese life. Learning of frequently used Kanji.

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:5

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JAPN201
Second-Year Japanese I

Prerequisites: Must enroll in both JAPN 201 (lecture) and JAPN 202 (grammar & reading)

Description: Continuation of JAPN 102. Reading of moderately difficult Japanese texts. Conversational and writing exercises based on the texts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JAPN202
Intermediate Grammar and Reading I

Prerequisites: Must enroll in both JAPN 201 (lecture) and JAPN 202 (grammar & reading)

Description: Acquisition of intermediate grammar and developing reading competence.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 2 Communication Competence

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 2 Communication Competence

JAPN203
Second-Year Japanese II

Prerequisites: Must enroll in both JAPN 203 and JAPN 204

Description: Introduction of modern written Japanese. Various speech levels and styles.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JAPN204
Intermediate Grammar and Reading II

Prerequisites: JAPN 202 or equivalent; parallel JAPN 203

JAPN 204 is a continuation of JAPN 202.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 2 Communication Competence

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 2 Communication Competence

JAPN301
Advanced Conversation and Composition I

Prerequisites: JAPN 202 or equivalent.

Description: Introduction to different speech levels and styles in realistic communicative situations enhancing conversational and writing competencies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 2 Communication Competence

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 2 Communication Competence

JAPN302
Advanced Conversation and Composition II

Prerequisites: JAPN 301 or equivalent.

Description: Continuation of JAPN 301.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 2 Communication Competence

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 2 Communication Competence

JAPN303
Advanced Grammar and Reading I

Prerequisites: JAPN 204 or equivalent.

Description: Reading of newspapers and other authentic materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JAPN304
Advanced Grammar and Reading II

Prerequisites: JAPN 303 or equivalent.

Description: Continuation of JAPN 303.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JAPN307
Business Japanese I

Prerequisites: JAPN 202 or equivalent.

Intended for students with an intermediate level of Japanese language who are planning to equip themselves with language skills appropriate for the Japanese business world.

Description: Spoken language skills appropriate for Japanese office and business contexts including usage of various speech levels and styles.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JAPN308
Business Japanese II

Prerequisites: JAPN 307 or equivalent.

Description: Continuation of JAPN 307.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JAPN331
Introduction to Japanese Film

Description: Survey of Japanese film and its history through appreciation of representative filmmakers' works. Emphasis is given to analysis of visual, narrative, sound, and socio-cultural issues embedded in each film. Language of instruction is English.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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JAPN483
Modern Japanese Literature and Culture in Translation

Description: Survey of modern Japanese literature through reading of representative works by writers of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries in translation. Lecture includes culture and socio-historical issues of the periods. Language of instruction is English.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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