Courses in Japanese

Updated Course List @ Registrar

JPN-490-492. Japanese Independent Study

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

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JPN-302. Advanced Intermediate Japanese III

(Fall). Continuation of Japanese 301. Prerequisite: JPN-301 or equivalent.

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JPN-301. Advanced Intermediate Japanese II

(Spring) Continuation of Japanese 300. Prerequisite: JPN-300 or equivalent.

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JPN-300. Advanced Intermediate Japanese I

(Winter). The primary goal of this course is the development of a broad competency in speaking listening, reading, and writing in a culturally coherent way. Materials will cover a wide range of academic and cultural interests. Prerequisite: JPN-202 or equivalent.

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JPN-250T-252T. The Japanese Language Studied Independently Abroad

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JPN-205T. Written Japanese Abroad

(Fall; Term in Japan). Emphasis on communicative skills. See International Programs.

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JPN-204T. The Japanese Language Studied Abroad

(Fall; Term in Japan). Emphasis on communicative skills. See International Programs.

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JPN-202. Intermediate Japanese III (Not offered 2013-14)

A continuation of JPN-201. Prerequisite: JPN 201 or equivalent.

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JPN-201. Intermediate Japanese II

(Spring). A continuation of JPN-200. Prerequisite: JPN-200 or equivalent.

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JPN-200. Intermediate Japanese I

(Winter) This course will further develop the student’s Japanese proficiency by introducing more complex grammatical structures, idiomatic expressions, and additional kanji characters. Lesson materials incorporate various forms of Japanese culture.  Prerequisite: JPN-102 or equivalent. CC: LCC

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JPN-102. Basic Japanese III

(Fall).  A continuation of JPN-101. Prerequisite: JPN 101 or equivalent.

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JPN-101. Basic Japanese II

(Spring) A continuation of JPN-100. Prerequisite: JPN-100 or equivalent.

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JPN-100. Basic Japanese I

(Winter). This is the first series of courses in Japanese designed for students with no knowledge of the language. The emphasis is on speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture supported by communicative practice.

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Japanese Language Sequence

JPN-100. Basic Japanese I (Winter). This is the first series of courses in Japanese designed for students with no knowledge of the language. The emphasis is on speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture supported by communicative practice. JPN-101. Basic Japanese II (Spring). A continuation of JPN-100. Prerequisite: JPN-100 or equivalent. JPN-102. Basic Japanese III (Fall). A continuation of JPN-101. Prerequisite: JPN 101 or equivalent. JPN-200. Intermediate Japanese I (Winter). This course will further develop the student’s Japanese proficiency by introducing more complex...

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MLT-250. Japanese Sociolinguistics

 (Not offered  2013-14). This course will focus on societal aspects which are represented in the characteristics of language. Discussions will include gender differences, formality, and communication strategies. This course will be taught in English and no prior Japanese language knowledge is required. CC: LCC, HUL

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MLT-254. Explore Japanese Manga and Anime

(Fall; Ueno). This course examines the rich world of Japanese manga (comic books) and anime (animation), one of the most significant cultural products in Japan and a dominant global media export. The topics include the issues of the relationship between humans and nature; gender relations; humans and technology; “Japaneseness” of anime; and globalization of manga. This course will be taught in English and no prior Japanese language knowledge is required. CC: LCC HUL

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