JAPN - Japanese

Courses numbered 100 to 299 = lower-division; 300 to 499 = upper-division; 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate.

JAPN 101.  Travel Japanese   (3).

Designed to teach basic conversational skills in a variety of situations that are commonly faced by travelers. Includes information about culture, expectations, and taboos that helps travelers better navigate in a country with different societal norms. Course includes diversity content. Repeatable for credit.

JAPN 111.  Elementary Japanese I   (5).

Introduces fundamentals of pronunciation, vocabulary building, practice in understanding and speaking phrases, reading, and writing. Also includes cultural material.

JAPN 112.  Elementary Japanese II   (5).

A continuation of JAPN 111, completing the basic course in Japanese. Prerequisite: JAPN 111 or equivalent.

JAPN 223.  Intermediate Japanese I   (3).

Includes fundamentals of pronunciation, vocabulary building, practice in understanding and speaking phrases, reading, and writing. Draws examples from Japanese culture, politics and society. Prerequisite: JAPN 112 or equivalent.

JAPN 224.  Intermediate Studies in Japanese Language   (1-3).

May deal with one of the following topics in Japanese language as announced by the instructor: (1) continuing intermediate Japanese grammar; (2) Japanese business terminology; (3) intermediate Japanese readings; (4) other topics as approved by the department. Repeatable for credit with a change of content. Prerequisite: JAPN 223 or instructor's consent.

JAPN 224A.  Intermediate Japanese Grammar   (1).

Topics in Japanese language as announced by the instructor. Repeatable for credit with a change of content.

JAPN 224C.  Intermediate Japanese III   (2).

A continuation of JAPN224A: further enrichment of listening comprehension and speaking, reading and writing skills. Prerequisite: JAPN 224a or instructor's consent.

JAPN 225.  Japanese Conversation   (2).

Develops oral fluency. Pre- or corequisite: JAPN 112.

JAPN 300.  Special Studies   (1-3).

Topic announced by instructor. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

JAPN 300E.  Japanese Anime and Manga   (3).

Analyzes the cultural and historical significance of animation and manga (Japanese comics) in Japan. Looks at the ways in which animation and manga are influenced by Japanese culture, and how Japanese culture has been influenced by these forms of media. Discusses the worldwide popularity of anime/manga and how it has influenced world views of Japan.

JAPN 315.  Study Abroad Transfer Credit   (1-6).

Transfer of credit from sister institution in Japan through study abroad.

JAPN 325.  Japanese Conversation II   (2).

Develops oral fluency through listening, vocabulary building, culturally-appropriate communication strategies, and pronunciation. Course includes diversity content. Prerequisite: JAPN 225 or JAPN 315 or instructor’s consent.

JAPN 515.  Advanced Studies in Japanese Language and Culture   (1-4).

Transfer of credit for advanced level study in Japanese language and culture from sister institution in Japan through study abroad. For undergraduate credit only.