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JAPN Courses

JAPN 199 - Undergraduate Open Seminar

May be repeated.

JAPN 201 - Elementary Japanese I

Introduction to Japanese, spoken language skills and the reading and writing of hirigana, katakana, and kanji.

JAPN 202 - Elementary Japanese II

Continuation of JAPN 201. Prerequisite: JAPN 201.

JAPN 203 - Intermediate Japanese I

Prerequisite: JAPN 202 or equivalent.

JAPN 204 - Intermediate Japanese II

Continuation of JAPN 203. Prerequisite: JAPN 203 or equivalent.

JAPN 305 - Advanced Japanese I

Readings in graded Japanese texts with oral practice designed to help students acquire the sophisticated vocabulary and grammatical structures of written Japanese. Prerequisite: JAPN 204 or placement test for students who have Japanese background or who have previously taken a course(s) in Japanese.

JAPN 306 - Advanced Japanese II

Continuation of JAPN 305. Prerequisite: JAPN 305 or be placement test.

JAPN 407 - Introduction to Classical Japanese

Introduction to the grammar, morphology, vocabulary, and style of classical Japanese language as found in premodern Japanese literary and historical writings. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Three years of modern Japanese language or equivalent.

JAPN 408 - Readings in Classical Japanese

Readings in texts in classical Japanese selected from historical and literary sources of the premodern period. Attention is given to grammatical, morphological, and stylistic features and to problems in translation. Introduction to reading of classical syllabaries and manuscript texts. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: JAPN 407 or equivalent.

JAPN 410 - Advanced Readings in Japanese

Advanced reading course in Japanese for undergraduate and graduate students who have completed the 4th year level of Japanese in EALC and who have the requisite language competence. Prepares students to read authentic materials in Japanese and to do independent research using primary and secondary materials in different genres and disciplines, either literary materials or social science/history. Students will build vocabulary, strengthen grammar comprehension and increase reading speed in Japanese prose. Translation skills will also be a focus of this class. Depending upon the professor offering the class, the nature of the readings will vary. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated, if topics vary, in separate terms to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Fourth year Japanese or the equivalent or permission of instructor.

JAPN 440 - Fourth Year Japanese I

Further developments of skills in sophisticated Japanese language use, including readings in authentic materials in a wide variety of writing styles, writing for formal occasions, and speaking appropriately according to the situation while using precise vocabulary in correct level of speech. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: JAPN 306 or equivalent.

JAPN 441 - Fourth Year Japanese II

Continuation of JAPN 440. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: JAPN 440 or equivalent.

JAPN 499 - Study Abroad

Lectures, seminars, and practical work in the Japanese language, literature, and civilization, and in other academic areas appropriate to the student's course of study. 0 to 18 undergraduate hours. 0 graduate hours. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Junior standing and a GPA of 3.00.