Japanese Courses

Designed to provide students with a broad liberal arts background of study during their first and second years of college with an emphasis on foreign language. Learn more

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JAPN& 121
Japanese I (5)

Introduction to modern Japanese conversation and grammar taught in communicative approach. Listening, speaking, reading and writing Japanese. Hiragana and katakana characters introduced. Topics: self-introduction, greetings, directions and daily routines. No previous knowledge of the language required. Student option grading.

JAPN& 122
Japanese II (5)

Continuation of JAPN& 121 with more vocabulary, more sentence structures, communication strategies. Katakana and kanji characters introduced. Topics: shopping, directions, activities, hobbies, likes and dislikes. Student option grading.

JAPN& 123
Japanese III (5)

Continuation of JAPN& 122 with more vocabulary, more complicated sentence structures, continued work on Kanji characters. Topics: Japanese food, restaurant, family, weather, seasons, and annual events. Student option grading.

JAPN& 221
Japanese IV (5)

A continuation of JAPN& 123, taught in communicative approach, continued work on Kanji characters and sentence structures. Topics: rules and regulations, directions, cooking, future plans, climate, geography, traveling, Japanese society and degree of politeness expressed in speech styles and communication behavior. Student option grading.

JAPN& 222
Japanese V (5)

A continuation of JAPN& 221, taught in communicative approach, continued work on Kanji characters and sentence structures including transitive and intransitive verbs. Topics: Japanese customs and traditions, rules and regulations, Japanese streets and how to give directions, employment system in Japan and future plans. Student option grading.

JAPN& 223
Japanese VI (5)

A continuation of JAPN& 222, taught in communicative approach, continued work on Kanji characters and speech styles based on social status, gender, age, and regional background. Topics: gift exchange, employment in Japan, neighborhood relations, complaints, social expectations, and environmental issues. Student option grading.

JAPN 295
Special Topics In Japanese (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Japanese. Student option grading.

JAPN 297
Individual Project In Japanese (1)

Individual project in a specific area of Japanese. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

JAPN 298
Individual Project In Japanese (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Japanese. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Student option grading.

JAPN 299
Individual Project In Japanese (3)

Individual project in a specific area of Japanese. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.