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Japanese (JPN) Course Descriptions

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Liberal and Fine Arts


JPN 1014 Elementary Japanese I [TCCN: JAPN 1411.]
(3-2) 4 hours credit.
Fundamentals of Japanese offering the opportunity to develop basic speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Read and write Hiragana and Katakana. Introduction of Kanji and Japanese culture.

JPN 1024 Elementary Japanese II [TCCN: JAPN 1412.]
(3-2) 4 hours credit. Prerequisite: JPN 1014, the equivalent, the appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Fundamentals of Japanese offering the opportunity to develop basic speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Further study of Japanese culture and Kanji.

JPN 2013  Intermediate Japanese I [TCCN: JAPN 2311.]
(3-1) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: JPN 1024, the equivalent, the appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Continued opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through structural analysis of the Japanese language. Further study of Japanese culture and Kanji.

JPN 2023  Intermediate Japanese II [TCCN: JAPN 2312.]
(3-1) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: JPN 2013, the equivalent, the appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Continued opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through structural analysis of the Japanese language. Further study of Japanese culture and Kanji.

JPN 3023  Advanced Language Skills
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: JPN 2023, the equivalent, the appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Offers the opportunity to develop advanced-level oral and written communication skills in the Japanese language, along with enhanced comprehension skills in listening and reading. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

JPN 3053  Business Japanese
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: JPN 2023, the equivalent, the appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Offers the opportunity to develop speaking, reading, and writing skills in business fields. Emphasis on Japanese business manners and business terminology.

JPN 4213  Topics in Japanese Culture
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: JPN 2023, the equivalent, the appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Selected topics of Japanese culture, such as Modernization, Westernization, current issues in U.S.-Japan relationships, contemporary cultural developments, or a linguistic topic. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.