Japanese Course Descriptions

101, 102 Elementary Japanese I, II
A study of the fundamentals of Japanese with emphasis on pronunciation and aural comprehension. Includes oral and written work, cultural material, and selected readings. (1, 1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk.

201 Intermediate Japanese I
A review of the essentials of Japanese grammar with the introduction of advanced structures, continued development of the four essential skills, and further acquisition of vocabulary. An emphasis will be placed on cultural issues and on conversational skills to handle situations of everyday life and to increase the range of personal expression, inclusion of cultural materials. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk, Laboratory: 1 hr/wk.
Prerequisite: JAPN 102.

202 Intermediate Japanese II
A review of the essentials of Japanese grammar with the introduction of advanced structures, continued development of the four essential skills, and further acquisition of vocabulary. An emphasis will be placed on conversational skills to handle situations of everyday life and to increase the range of personal expression, inclusion of cultural materials. The course will also include materials to foster a more sophisticated understanding of the philosophical and cultural foundation of the country. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk.
Prerequisite: JAPN 201.

 
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