JAPN Course Listing

Elementary Japanese I (JAPN 111, 3 Credits)

For online sections, sound card, microphone, speakers and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of Japanese: assumes no prior knowledge of Japanese. Students with prior experience with the Japanese language should take a placement test to assess appropriate level.) An introduction to spoken and written Japanese language. The objective is to communicate in Japanese in some concrete, real-life situations using culturally appropriate language; read and write hiragana; and read some katakana words in context.

Elementary Japanese II (JAPN 112, 3 Credits)

For online sections, sound card, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of Japanese.) Prerequisite: JAPN 111 or appropriate score on a placement test. A continued introduction to spoken and written Japanese. The goal is to communicate in Japanese in concrete, real-life situations using culturally appropriate language; read and write katakana; and recognize some kanji characters in context. Practice is provided in improving pronunciation and developing the oral and written skills used in everyday communication.

Intermediate Japanese I (JAPN 221, 3 Credits)

For online sections, microphone, speakers and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of Japanese.) Prerequisite: JAPN 115 or appropriate score on a placement test. Development of skills in intermediate spoken and written Japanese. The aim is to interact effectively with native speakers of Japanese in a range of personal and professional situations and to recognize and read approximately 275 Japanese characters in context. Focus is on using culturally appropriate language in a variety of contexts.

Intermediate Japanese II (JAPN 222, 3 Credits)

For online sections, microphone, speakers and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of Japanese.) Prerequisite: JAPN 221 or appropriate score on a placement test. Further development of skills in intermediate spoken and written Japanese. The aim is to communicate effectively with native speakers of Japanese in a broad range of personal and professional situations and to recognize and read approximately 320 Japanese characters in context. Practice is provided in interacting with others in a variety of interpersonal contexts.

Japanese Society and Culture (JAPN 333, 3 Credits)

(Formerly ASTD 333. Fulfills the general education requirement in the arts and humanities. Conducted in English.) A study of the origin and historical background of contemporary Japanese society and culture. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ASTD 333 or JAPN 333.