Courses

JAPN 1003. Elementary Japanese I (Fa). 3 Hours.

JAPN 1013. Elementary Japanese II (Sp). 3 Hours.

Elementary courses stress correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, and simple speaking ability, and lead to active mastery of basic grammar and limited reading ability.

JAPN 1116. Intensive Elementary Japanese (Sp). 6 Hours.

Equivalent to JAPN 1003 and JAPN 1013. Intended for true beginners of Japanese who have never learned or spoken the language before. Emphasis on all skill areas: correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, speaking ability, reading, and writing. Focuses on developing the students' command of Japanese sentence patterns and vocabulary.

JAPN 2003. Intermediate Japanese I (Fa). 3 Hours.

Intermediate courses lead to greater facility in spoken language and to more advanced reading skills.

JAPN 2013. Intermediate Japanese II (Sp). 3 Hours.

Continued development of basic reading comprehension and writing skills and intensive development of reading skills. Prerequisite: JAPN 2003 or equivalent.

JAPN 2013H. Honors Intermediate Japanese II (Sp). 3 Hours.

Continued development of basic reading comprehension and writing skills and intensive development of reading skills. Prerequisite: JAPN 2003 or equivalent.

This course is equivalent to JAPN 2013.

JAPN 2022. Intermediate Conversation I (Irregular). 2 Hours.

Supplemental to JAPN 2003. Provides 2 hours of guided conversation per week with the objective of building the listening/speaking skills.

JAPN 2032. Intermediate Conversation II (Sp, Fa). 2 Hours.

Supplemental to JAPN 2013. Provides 2 hours of guided conversation per week with the objective of building the listening/speaking skills.

JAPN 2116. Intensive Intermediate Japanese (Irregular). 6 Hours.

Equivalent to JAPN 2013. Emphasizes intensive oral/aural drills and reading/speaking exercises and intensive grammar drills. Prerequisite: JAPN 1013 or equivalent.

JAPN 3003. Advanced Japanese I (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Introduces more complex forms and structures of the language as well as more Kanji (Chinese Characters) aiming at the improvement of all the skills: speaking, listening, writing and reading. Prerequisite: JAPN 2013.

JAPN 3003H. Honors Advanced Japanese I (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Introduces more complex forms and structures of the language as well as more Kanji (Chinese Characters) aiming at the improvement of all the skills: speaking, listening, writing and reading. Prerequisite: JAPN 2013.

This course is equivalent to JAPN 3003.

JAPN 3013. Advanced Japanese II (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Continuation of JAPN 3003 with more complex forms and structures of the language as well as more Kanji (Chinese Characters) aiming at the improvement of all the skills: speaking, listening, writing and reading. Prerequisite: JAPN 3003.

JAPN 3013H. Honors Advanced Japanese II (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Continuation of JAPN 3003 with more complex forms and structures of the language as well as more Kanji (Chinese Characters) aiming at the improvement of all the skills: speaking, listening, writing and reading. Prerequisite: JAPN 3003.

This course is equivalent to JAPN 3013.

JAPN 3033. Advanced Japanese Conversation (Sp). 3 Hours.

Conversational practice for advanced learners of Japanese. Designed primarily for students who intend to use Japanese in business and other formal settings. Honorific and humble expressions will be emphasized. Prerequisite: JAPN 2013.

JAPN 3033H. Honors Advanced Japanese Conversation (Fa). 3 Hours.

Conversational practice for advanced learners of Japanese. Designed primarily for students who intend to use Japanese in business and other formal settings. Honorific and humble expressions will be emphasized. Prerequisite: JAPN 2013.

This course is equivalent to JAPN 3033.

JAPN 3103. Advanced Reading in Japanese (Fa). 3 Hours.

Designed to build vocabulary and to strengthen students' Japanese reading skills through extensive practice with authentic materials such as readings of on-line newspapers, advertisements, Web pages, and excerpts from Japanese Haiku poetry and literature. Prerequisite: JAPN 3013 or JAPN 3116, or equivalent Japanese proficiency.

JAPN 3103H. Honors Advanced Reading in Japanese (Fa). 3 Hours.

Designed to build vocabulary and to strengthen students' Japanese reading skills through extensive practice with authentic materials such as readings of on-line newspapers, advertisements, Web pages, and excerpts from Japanese Haiku poetry and literature. Prerequisite: JAPN 3013 or JAPN 3116, or equivalent Japanese proficiency.

This course is equivalent to JAPN 3103.

JAPN 3116. Intensive Advanced Japanese (Fa). 6 Hours.

This course aims to improve students' Japanese proficiency further in all skill areas through intensive practice. Prerequisite: JAPN 2013 or equivalent Japanese proficiency.

JAPN 3116H. Honors Intensive Advanced Japanese (Fa). 6 Hours.

This course aims to improve students' Japanese proficiency further in all skill areas through intensive practice. Prerequisite: JAPN 2013 and JAPN 2032, or equivalent Japanese proficiency.

This course is equivalent to JAPN 3116.

JAPN 3983. Special Studies (Irregular). 3 Hours.

May be offered in a subject not specifically covered by courses otherwise listed. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

JAPN 3983H. Honors Special Studies (Irregular). 3 Hours.

May be offered in a subject not specifically covered by courses otherwise listed. Prerequisite: Honors candidacy. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

This course is equivalent to JAPN 3983.

JAPN 4033. Oral Communication & Composition in Japanese (Fa). 3 Hours.

Designed to strengthen Japanese language skills in oral communication and writing. Consists of conversational activities, presentations and debates, and composition in settings such as business, school, and everyday life. Prerequisite: JAPN 3013 or JAPN 3116, or equivalent Japanese proficiency.

JAPN 4033H. Honors Oral Communication & Composition in Japanese (Fa). 3 Hours.

Designed to strengthen Japanese language skills in oral communication and writing. Consists of conversational activities, presentations and debates, and composition in settings such as business, school, and everyday life. Prerequisite: JAPN 3013 or JAPN 3116, or equivalent Japanese proficiency.

This course is equivalent to JAPN 4033.

JAPN 4213. Japanese Culture (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Insight into Japanese civilization and culture with special emphasis on the areas such as social life and environment, education, religion and customs, and visual and performing arts. This course also discusses western influence on Japanese society, culture and language and how traditional and modern values are manifested in Japanese society. Prerequisite: JAPN 2013. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

JAPN 4313. Language and Society of Japan (Fa). 3 Hours.

The primary objective of this course is to investigate the way the Japanese language reflects the beliefs and custom of the Japanese people as a social group. For comparison purposes, this course makes reference to studies in American language and culture. Proficiency in Japanese not required. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

JAPN 4313H. Honors Language and Society of Japan (Fa). 3 Hours.

The primary objective of this course is to investigate the way the Japanese language reflects the beliefs and custom of the Japanese people as a social group. For comparison purposes, this course makes reference to studies in American language and culture. Proficiency in Japanese not required. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

This course is equivalent to JAPN 4313.

JAPN 4333. Professional Japanese I: Business Writing (Sp). 3 Hours.

This course aims to familiarize the students with formats, vocabulary, and expressions in Japanese business correspondence. Emphasizes career-ready Japanese language proficiency. Prerequisite: JAPN 3116 or equivalent Japanese proficiency.

JAPN 4333H. Honors Business Writing in Japanese (Sp). 3 Hours.

This course aims to familiarize the students with formats, vocabulary, and situationally specific expressions in Japanese business correspondence. Prerequisite: JAPN 2013 or equivalent Japanese proficiency.

This course is equivalent to JAPN 4333.

JAPN 4343. Professional Japanese II: Translation (Fa). 3 Hours.

Continuation of Professional Japanese I. Emphasizes translation, career-ready Japanese language proficiency, and further advancement of Japanese language proficiency in all skill areas. Completion of a professional translation project based on contemporary material is required. Prerequisite: JAPN 4333 or equivalent.

JAPN 4343H. Honors Professional Japanese II: Translation (Fa). 3 Hours.

Continuation of Professional Japanese I. Emphasizes translation, career-ready Japanese language proficiency, and further advancement of Japanese language proficiency in all skill areas. Completion of a professional translation project based on contemporary material is required. Prerequisite: JAPN 4333 or equivalent.

This course is equivalent to JAPN 4343.