Japanese (JPN)

JPN 101. Elementary Japanese I. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed for students who are beginning the study of Japanese. The instruction is planned to enable students to read the Japanese syllaberies, to understand simple spoken Japanese and to begin developing correct pronunciation. Oral drills and memorization of sentence patterns constitute a large part of the work of this course. Acquisition of a basic vocabulary is of primary importance. Preliminary study of grammar and syntax is undertaken. Classroom audio-lingual practice will be supplemented by audio-taped material in Media Services, located in the library.

JPN 102. Elementary Japanese II. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed for students who are beginning the study of Japanese. The instruction is planned to enable students to read the Japanese syllaberies, to understand simple spoken Japanese and to begin developing correct pronunciation. Oral drills and memorization of sentence patterns constitute a large part of the work of this course. Acquisition of a basic vocabulary is of primary importance. Preliminary study of grammar and syntax is undertaken. Classroom audio-lingual practice will be supplemented by audio-taped material in Media Services, located in the library.

JPN 103. Intermediate Japanese I. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will emphasize increased proficiency in Japanese conversation with special emphasis on speech styles and levels. Students will learn how to function linguistically in a wide variety of practical situations. Reading of simple texts will begin as students learn up to 300-400 basic kanji (Chinese characters). Additional skills will be developed in composition writing and public speaking in Japanese. Students will be introduced to topics in intermediate to advanced grammar.

Prerequisite: JPN 102 or the equivalent.

JPN 104. Intermediate Japanese II. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will emphasize increased proficiency in Japanese conversation with special emphasis on speech styles and levels. Students will learn how to function linguistically in a wide variety of practical situations. Reading of simple texts will begin as students learn up to 300-400 basic kanji (Chinese characters). Additional skills will be developed in composition writing and public speaking in Japanese. Students will be introduced to topics in intermediate to advanced grammar.

Prerequisite: JPN 102 or the equivalent.

JPN 201. Intermed Comp & Conver I. 3 Credit Hours.

Third-year course designed to provide students with advanced conversational skill and intermediate skill in reading and writing Japanese. Topics in advanced grammar (clauses, conditional, passive, causative, additional speech levels) and expanded vocabulary study. Intensive study of 500 more kanji (Chinese characters) and reading of selected original materials. Training in use of Japanese dictionaries. Practice in Japanese composition and oral presentations.

Prerequisite: JPN 104 or the equivalent.

JPN 202. Interm Comp & Conversation II. 3 Credit Hours.

Third-year course designed to provide students with advanced conversational skill and intermediate skill in reading and writing Japanese. Topics in advanced grammar (clauses, conditional, passive, causative, additional speech levels) and expanded vocabulary study. Intensive study of 500 more kanji (Chinese characters) and reading of selected original materials. Training in use of Japanese dictionaries. Practice in Japanese composition and oral presentations.

Prerequisite: JPN 104 or the equivalent.