Courses

JAPN 1003. Elementary Japanese I. 3 Hours.

Designed for true beginners of Japanese, this course aims to introduce general concepts of the Japanese language: the writing system, basic conversational expressions, vocabulary, and sentence patterns. (Typically offered: Fall)

JAPN 1013. Elementary Japanese II. 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. (Typically offered: Spring)

JAPN 1116. Intensive Elementary Japanese. 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. (Typically offered: Spring)

JAPN 2003. Intermediate Japanese I. 3 Hours.

Intermediate courses lead to greater facility in spoken language and to more advanced reading skills. (Typically offered: Fall)

JAPN 2013. Intermediate Japanese II. 3 Hours.

Continued development of basic reading comprehension and writing skills and intensive development of reading skills. Prerequisite: JAPN 2003 or equivalent. (Typically offered: Spring)

JAPN 2013H. Honors Intermediate Japanese II. 3 Hours.

Continued development of basic reading comprehension and writing skills and intensive development of reading skills. Prerequisite: Honors standing and JAPN 2003, or equivalent. (Typically offered: Spring)
This course is equivalent to JAPN 2013.

JAPN 2116. Intensive Intermediate Japanese. 6 Hours.

Equivalent to JAPN 2003 and JAPN 2013. Emphasizes intensive oral/aural drills and reading/speaking exercises and intensive grammar drills. Prerequisite: JAPN 1013 or equivalent. (Typically offered: Irregular)

JAPN 3003H. Honors Advanced Japanese I. 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. (Typically offered: Irregular)

JAPN 3013H. Honors Advanced Japanese II. 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. (Typically offered: Irregular)

JAPN 3033. Advanced Japanese Conversation. 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 3116 or equivalent. (Typically offered: Spring)

JAPN 3033H. Honors Advanced Japanese Conversation. 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: Honors standing and JAPN 2013. (Typically offered: Fall)
This course is equivalent to JAPN 3033.

JAPN 3103. Advanced Reading in Japanese. 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 3116 or equivalent Japanese proficiency. (Typically offered: Fall)

JAPN 3103H. Honors Advanced Reading in Japanese. 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 3116 or equivalent Japanese proficiency. (Typically offered: Fall)
This course is equivalent to JAPN 3103.

JAPN 3116. Intensive Advanced Japanese. 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. (Typically offered: Fall)

JAPN 3116H. Honors Intensive Advanced Japanese. 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. (Typically offered: Fall)
This course is equivalent to JAPN 3116.

JAPN 3983. Special Studies. 3 Hours.

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

JAPN 3983H. Honors Special Studies. 3 Hours.

May be offered in a subject not specifically covered by courses otherwise listed. Prerequisite: Honors candidacy. (Typically offered: Irregular) 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. 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 3116 or equivalent Japanese proficiency. (Typically offered: Fall)

JAPN 4033H. Honors Oral Communication & Composition in Japanese. 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 3116 or equivalent Japanese proficiency. (Typically offered: Fall)
This course is equivalent to JAPN 4033.

JAPN 4313. Language and Society of Japan. 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. (Typically offered: Fall)

JAPN 4313H. Honors Language and Society of Japan. 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: Honors and Junior standing. (Typically offered: Fall)
This course is equivalent to JAPN 4313.

JAPN 4333. Professional Japanese I: Business Writing. 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. (Typically offered: Spring)

JAPN 4333H. Honors Business Writing in Japanese. 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. (Typically offered: Spring)
This course is equivalent to JAPN 4333.

JAPN 4343. Professional Japanese II: Translation. 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. (Typically offered: Fall)

JAPN 4343H. Honors Professional Japanese II: Translation. 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. (Typically offered: Fall)
This course is equivalent to JAPN 4343.

JAPN 5313. Language and Society of Japan. 3 Hours.

(Formerly JAPN 4313.) 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. Graduate degree credit will not be given for both JAPN 4313 and JAPN 5313. (Typically offered: Fall)

JAPN 5333. Professional Japanese I: Business Writing. 3 Hours.

(Formerly JAPN 4333.) This course aims to familiarize the students with formats, vocabulary, and expressions in Japanese business correspondence. Emphasizes career-ready Japanese language proficiency. Graduate degree credit will not be given for both JAPN 4333 and JAPN 5333. Prerequisite: JAPN 3116 or equivalent Japanese proficiency. (Typically offered: Spring)