Japanese (JPN)

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Course numbers with the # symbol included (e.g. #400) have not been taught in the last 3 years.

JPN 401 - Elementary Japanese I

Credits: 4

Elements of Japanese grammar. Oral practice and written drills designed to achieve a mastery of basic grammatical patterns. Reading of graded exercises introducing the student to written Japanese (Hiragana and Katakana) and Chinese characters used in contemporary Japan. Labs. (No credit for students who have had two or more years of Japanese in secondary school; however, any such students whose studies of Japanese have been interrupted for a significant period of time should consult with the department chairperson about possibly receiving credit.) Special fee.

JPN 402 - Elementary Japanese II

Credits: 4

Elements of Japanese grammar. Oral practice and written drills designed to achieve a mastery of basic grammatical patterns. Reading of graded exercises introducing the student to written Japanese (Hiragana and Katakana) and Chinese characters used in contemporary Japan. Labs. (No credit for students who have had two or more years of Japanese in secondary school; however, any such students whose studies of Japanese have been interrupted for a significant period of time should consult with the department chairperson about possibly receiving credit.) Special fee. Prereq: JPN 401.

Attributes: Foreign Language Requirement

JPN 425 - Introduction to Japanese Culture and Civilization

Credits: 4

Taught in English and designed for students interested in exploring Japanese culture and society. Learning by means of lectures, discussions, guest speakers, selected readings, and multimedia. Does not fulfill B.A. foreign language requirement, but does fulfill the Group 5 foreign culture general education requirement. Also counts toward the Asian Studies Minor. Special fee. Writing intensive.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery); Foreign Culture GP 5; Writing Intensive Course

JPN 425H - Honors/Introduction to Japanese Culture and Civilization

Credits: 4

Taught in English and designed for students interested in exploring Japanese culture and society. Learning by means of lectures, discussions, guest speakers, selected readings, and multimedia. Does not fulfill B.A. foreign language requirement, but does fulfill the Group 5 foreign culture general education requirement. Also counts toward the Asian Studies Minor. Special fee. Writing intensive.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery); Foreign Culture GP 5; Writing Intensive Course

JPN 503 - Intermediate Japanese I

Credits: 4

Review of Japanese grammar. Reading of prose and practice in oral and written expression. Labs. Prereq: JPN 402 with a grade of C (2.00) or better or permission of instructor. Special fee.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery); Foreign Culture GP 5

JPN 504 - Intermediate Japanese II

Credits: 4

Review of Japanese grammar. Reading of prose and practice in oral and written expression. Labs. Prereq: JPN 402 with a grade of C (2.00) or better or permission of instructor. Special fee.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery); Foreign Culture GP 5

JPN 631 - Advanced Japanese I

Credits: 4

Advanced spoken and written Japanese to attain aural-oral fluency. Advanced reading and composition. Prereq: JPN 504 with a grade of C or better or permission of instructor. Writing intensive. Special fee.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

JPN 795 - Independent Study

Credits: 1-4

Open to highly qualified juniors and seniors. To be elected only with the permission of department chairperson and of the supervising faculty member or members. Barring duplication of subject, may be repeated for credit.

JPN 796 - Independent Study

Credits: 1-4

Open to highly qualified juniors and seniors. To be elected only with the permission of department chairperson and of the supervising faculty member or members. Barring duplication of subject, may be repeated for credit. Special fee.