Degrees & Courses

Course List

Introductory Japanese
JPN  0100 1.00 Credit Hours
Introductory course which will acquaint students with Japanese alphabet, customs, culture, and social behaviors. The course will mainly focus on spoken Japanese and Japanese written alphabet. No grammar or structural patterns will be explicitly taught in this course. Prerequisite: none.
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.
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.
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.
Intro to Contemporary Japan
JPN  0307 3.00 Credit Hours
This course is intended as a cultural introduction to contemporary Japan. It has been designed to examine the up-to-date culture and society of Japan including family life, kinship system, life cycle, socialization, social and political organization, economics, religion, and rural and urban life. The student will learn much of Japan and leave the course with increased understanding of current Japanese culture and society. The course is taught in Japanese and English with readings in English. Prerequisite: JPN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Japanese Culture & Civ
JPN  0310 3.00 Credit Hours
This course seeks to provide for students an appreciation of the fundamentals shaping Japanese civilization, be they religious, philosophical, economic, literary, linguistic, or artistic. It examines the major trends in the development of civilization in Japanese history from prehistory to the modern period. The course is taught in Japanese and English with readings in English. Prerequisite: JPN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
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.