Course Offerings - Catalog 2013-14


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Japanese

Division of Humanities


No major or minor is currently offered in this language.

Faculty

Miyabi Yamamoto

Japanese Courses

JPN 110 Fundamentals of Japanese-I (four credit hours)
An introduction to the Japanese language with an emphasis on the development of speaking skills. Students focus on developing basic conversational skills but also learn the syllabaries and basic ideographs necessary to read a few simple texts.

JPN 120 Fundamentals of Japanese-II (four credit hours)
A course designed to increase the speaking and reading skills of students who have had an introductory Japanese course. Students focus on improving their conversational skills but also further cultivate their ability to read fairy tales and other simple texts. Prerequisite: JPN 110 or permission of the instructor.

JPN 210, 220 Intermediate Japanese-I, II
A continuation of the fundamentals of conversational Japanese with slightly more emphasis on reading than in the first year. Students learn new grammar and 250 new kanji (Chinese characters). Prerequisite: JPN 120 for 210, 210 for 220, or placement.