Japanese Language

Classes

JPN 101 : Elementary Japanese I

An introductory course focusing on grammar and vocabulary sufficient to maintain conversation at the elementary level and on the three writing systems: hiragana, katakana, and kanji.

Credits:

4

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

On completing the course, students will be able to:

  • Express themselves orally using learned phrases and sentences for introductory-level students in various social and academic contexts.
  • Read learned materials written in hiragana, katakana and approximately 75 kanji.
  • Write short sentences and passages using the three writing systems: hiragana, katakana and kanji.

JPN 102 : Elementary Japanese II

A continuation of JPN 101 focusing on additional grammar topics and increased vocabulary to maintain conversation at the elementary level and on the three writing systems: hiragana, katakana, and kanji.

Credits:

4

Prerequisites:

Credit for JPN 101 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

On completing the course, students will be able to:

  • Express themselves orally using sentences combining learned and new vocabulary and grammatical structures in various social and academic contexts.
  • Read materials in hiragana, katakana and learned kanji, such as menus, memos, and passages 
  • Develop a functional command of 161 kanji.  

JPN 108 : Basic Japanese Conversation

Elementary-level conversational Japanese to develop speaking and understanding of Japanese culture. This is a course recommended for people who deal with or are interested in things concerning Japan.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Use basic Japanese to communicate appropriately in formal and informal situations.

JPN 201 : Intermediate Japanese I

A continuation of JPN 102 focusing on additional grammar topics and increased vocabulary to maintain conversation at the intermediate level and on the three writing systems: hiragana, katakana, and kanji.

Credits:

4

Prerequisites:

Credit for JPN 102 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

On completing the course, students will be able to:

  • Express themselves orally using complex sentences in a variety of everyday situations, reinforcing what students have already learned in JPNS 101/102.
  • Read several paragraphs utilizing skimming, scanning, and intensive reading techniques.
  • Write various kinds of texts, such as letters, suggestions, and descriptions, reinforcing what students have already learned in JPNS 101/102.
  • Learn 75 new kanji. 

JPN 202 : Intermediate Japanese II

A continuation of JPN 201 focusing on additional grammar topics and increased vocabulary to maintain conversation with greater proficiency at the intermediate level and on the three writing systems: hiragana, katakana, and kanji.

Credits:

4

Prerequisites:

Credit for JPN 201 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

On completing the course, students will be able to:

  • Express themselves orally using complex sentences in a variety of everyday situations, reinforcing what students have already learned in JPN 101/102/201.
  • Read several paragraphs utilizing skimming, scanning, and intensive reading techniques.
  • Write various kinds of texts, such as letters and stories, reinforcing what students have already learned in JPN 101/102/201.
  • Learn 118 new kanji. 5. Develop communication skills by comparing Japanese culture/society/history with their own to broaden their understanding of the world.