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JAPN 105 Japanese I - Elementary
Introduction to the contemporary Japanese language through developing listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills, including mastery of the Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries and introduction to Kanji characters. Media Center resources utilized.
4 credit hours
JAPN 106 Japanese II - Elementary/Intermediate
Continued practice in the aural, oral, reading, and writing skills of contemporary Japanese, including the identification and reproduction of basic Kanji characters. Introduction to formality levels and critical verb forms needed for more advanced communication. Media Center resources utilized.
RESTRICTIONS: Two to three years of high school Japanese acceptable in lieu of prerequisite.
JAPN 107 Japanese III - Intermediate
Development of aural, oral, reading, and writing skills at the intermediate Japanese level, including continued practice in identifying and reproducing Kanji characters, handling a greater variety of formality levels, and verb forms. Media Center resources utilized.
RESTRICTIONS: Four years of high school Japanese acceptable in lieu of prerequisite. Satisfies College of Arts and Sciences language requirement.
JAPN 201-010 Advanced Intermediate Japanese I
First of the two-course series which form the core of 200-level Japanese, the other being JAPN202. The goal is to build upper intermediate level grammar, vocabulary, and Kanji. All four areas of language (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) are emphasized.
3 credit hours
JAPN 201-010/080 Advanced Intermediate Japanese I
JAPN 202-010/080 Advanced Intermediate Japanese II
Second of the two-course series which form the core of 200-level Japanese. (The other is JAPN201.) The goal is to build upper intermediate level grammar, vocabulary, and Kanji with specific emphasis on fluency. All areas of language (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) are emphasized.
PREREQ: JAPN201 or JAPN206
Note: This course satisfies the College of Arts & Sciences Group C: Social & Behavioral Sciences Breadth Requirement.
JAPN 204-010/080 The Art of Japanese Calligraphy
Practical training in Japanese calligraphy, using brush, inkstone and sumi ink. Students will work with both phonetic syllabaries and kanji characters.
PREREQ: One JAPN course
RESTRICTIONS: Does not satisfy CAS language requirement. Taught in English and Japanese.
JAPN 305-010/080 Japanese Conversation and Composition
Discussion of current cultural, social and political topics in Japanese. Vocabulary building, grammar exercises and frequent compositions.
PREREQ: One of JAPN202, 205, 3XX
JAPN 405-010/080 Japanese Translation: Theory and Practice
Explores the major issues in translating a Japanese literary text into English, including synonym choice, literal versus loose translation, poetic license and the tense-aspect controversy. Students will find their own method of translation, balancing creative expression with accuracy and fidelity to the text.
PREREQ: Two of JAPN3XX
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