Japanese

This introductory sequence of courses offers students beginning steps into the language, which may be followed by study abroad, teaching English, or business endeavors in Japan. These courses count towards the minor in Asian Studies.

Japanese (JPN) Course Descriptions

101, 102: Elementary Japanese I, II.
Goal: To teach students to speak, understand, read, and write Japanese
Content: These courses will introduce students to spoken and written Japanese and the culture of Japan.
Taught : JPN 101, Fall; JPN 102, Spring
Prerequisite: None for JPN 101; JPN 101 or equivalent for JPN 102
Credit: 3; 3 hours. (Students must earn grades of C or better in these courses to fulfill the modern language proficiency requirement).
 
211, 212: Intermediate Japanese I, II.
Goal: To improve and develop speaking, reading, and writing in Japanese through dialogs, magazine articles, and literary selections
Content: Emphasis on grammar, comprehension of advanced conversation and reading, and development of correct sentence structure
Prerequisite: JPN 102 or equivalent for JPN 211; JPN 211 or equivalent for JPN 212.
Taught : 211, Fall; 212, Spring.
Credit : 3; 3 hours.
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