Japanese (JPN)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description General Education Category
JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I 4 hours. Basic grammar. Conversation. Reading and writing in the two Japanese syllabaries. Introduction to selected Chinese characters. Four additional half hours each week in the language laboratory. 
JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II 4 hours. Continuation of JPN 101. Four additional half hours each week in the language laboratory. Prerequisite(s): JPN 101. 
JPN 103 Intermediate Japanese I 4 hours. Completion of basic grammar. Practice in conversation. Reading and writing in the two Japanese syllabaries and in selected Chinese characters. Four additional half hours each week in the language laboratory. Prerequisite(s): JPN 102  or the equivalent. 
JPN 104 Intermediate Japanese II 4 hours. Reading and writing of elementary prose using the two Japanese syllabaries. Reading and writing in selected Chinese characters. Four additional half hours each week in the language laboratory. Prerequisite(s): JPN 103  or the equivalent. 
JPN 196 Independent Study 1 TO 4 hours. Individual study under faculty direction for qualified students with special interests and needs. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. 
JPN 200 Advanced Spoken Japanese 3 hours. Emphasis on advanced oral and aural proficiency. Expression of cultural and personal topics using formal and informal language. Prerequisite(s): JPN 104; or consent of the instructor.
JPN 215 Japanese Language and Culture 3 hours. Survey of the development of cultural traits and values throughout Japanese history, and the basic characteristics of Japanese grammar. Focus on the way in which grammar and vocabulary use reflect those traits and values. Same as LING 215.   World Cultures course.