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 - Intro 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. 3 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 409 - Social Science Rdgs Japanese

Readings in Japanese social science materials, including articles from newspapers, periodicals, and learned journals. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 undergraduate hours or 12 graduate hours. Prerequisite: JAPN 306 or equivalent.

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 460 - Japanese as a 2nd Language I

Introduction to basic theory of Japanese pedagogy; teaching methods, and theory and practice of teaching Japanese grammar. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

JAPN 461 - Japanese as a 2nd Language II

Application of pedalinguistics of Japanese; theory and method of instructional exercise development for teaching Japanese in practice teaching of Japanese in the classroom. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: JAPN 460 or equivalent.

JAPN 490 - Readings in Japanese Lit

Guided readings in Japanese literature in the vernacular with regular individual conferences and a paper. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Japanese and consent of instructor.

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. No graduate credit. Approved for letter and S/U grading. Prerequisite: Junior standing and a GPA of 3.00.