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Beginning Japanese I
JPN  0101 3.00 Credit Hours
Pronunciation, conversation, and grammar. Aural/oral drill. Prerequisite: None.
Beginning Japanese II
JPN  0102 3.00 Credit Hours
Continuation of Japanese 101. Additional work in pronunciation, conversation, and grammar. Aural/oral drill. Prerequisite: JPN 101 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Survival Japanese
JPN  0103 5.00 Credit Hours
Introductory course that covers the very basics of spoken Japanese, Japanese customs, culture, and social behaviors. The course will introduce topics that help students develop practical communication skills needed in an authentic Japanese speaking environment. Grammar and structural patterns will be briefly touched upon whenever necessary. This course fulfills the modern language requirement for Bachelor of Arts if taken together with or in addition to Survival Chinese. Students taking other higher level of Japanese courses in addition to this course can also meet their language requirement. Prerequisite: none.
Intermediate Japanese I
JPN  0203 3.00 Credit Hours
Grammar review and continued aural/oral practice. Prerequisite: JPN 102 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Intermediate Japanese II
JPN  0204 3.00 Credit Hours
Continuation of Japanese 203 with additional grammar review and continued aural/oral practice. Prerequisite: JPN 203 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Basic Japanese Grammar
JPN  0205 5.00 Credit Hours
Introductory grammar course that covers the basics of Japanese grammar. This course is designed for Japanese minors or those who intend to study in Japan for a semester or two. While this course continuously helps students build their communicative skills, increased attention will be given to grammar and sentence structures. This course fulfills the modern language requirement for Bachelor of Arts if taken in addition to JPN 103, Survival Japanese or JPN102. Prerequisite: JPN102 or JPN 103.
Topics in Japanese
JPN  0298 1.00 Credit Hours
Topics not normally included in another course. Prerequisites are determined by the department and stipulated in the syllabus.
Advanced Japanese I
JPN  0305 3.00 Credit Hours
First half of an advanced course on spoken and written Japanese. This third-year course will continue to focus on the spoken language, but increased attention will be given to reading in the native script and to writing. Students who enroll in the course must be able to read and write in hiragana and katakana and should be familiar with the basic kanji introduced in Japanese 100 and 200 level. Prerequisite: JPN 204 or placement test.
Advanced Japanese II
JPN  0306 3.00 Credit Hours
Conclusion of an advanced course on spoken and written Japanese. This third-year course will continue to focus on the spoken language, but increased attention will be given to reading in the native script and to writing. Students who enroll in the course must be able to read and write in hiragana and katakana and should be familiar with the basic kanji introduced in Japanese 100 and 200 level. Prerequisite: JPN 305 or placement test.
Internship in Japanese
JPN  0491 1.00 Credit Hours
Off-campus work experience in areas related to professional goals of students. For advanced students in Japanese. Application must be made during the first half of one semester for the following semester and must be approved prior to enrolling. Students work under joint supervision of a faculty member and a representative of the organization providing the intern experience. A student may repeat the course to a maximum of 8 hours credit. • Prerequisites A minimum of 12 hours in Japanese with a minimum 3.0 GPA; approval of department chair before enrolling.
Advanced Topics in Japanese
JPN  0498 1.00 Credit Hours
For upper-division students. Topics to be announced each time the course is offered. Prerequisites are determined by the department and stipulated in the syllabus.
Independent Study
JPN  0499 1.00 Credit Hours
Individually directed study in Japanese. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. The proposed study must be approved by the instructor, adviser, department head, and dean in advance of enrollment.