Japanese (JPNS)

JPNS 1101. Elementary Japanese 1. 4 Hours.

Introduces basic grammar, sentence patterns, and vocabulary of Japanese with emphasis on spoken Japanese. Includes an introduction to the hiragana and katakana syllabaries in the written component. Designed for students with no previous knowledge of Japanese.

JPNS 1102. Elementary Japanese 2. 4 Hours.

Continues JPNS 1101. Emphasizes the development of oral skills; secondary emphasis is on reading. Offers students the opportunity to learn basic grammatical patterns, expand vocabulary, and improve communication skills in modern Japanese. Includes the introduction to kanji characters in the written component. Prereq. JPNS 1101 or JPNS 1301.

JPNS 1301. Elementary Japanese Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Japanese-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Japanese. Offers students an opportunity to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

JPNS 1302. Elementary Japanese Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Japanese-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Japanese. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

JPNS 1990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

JPNS 2101. Intermediate Japanese 1. 4 Hours.

Emphasizes further vocabulary building. Offers students an opportunity to master the fine points of grammar through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion from contemporary Japanese materials. Prereq. JPNS 1102 or JPNS 1302.

JPNS 2102. Intermediate Japanese 2. 4 Hours.

Builds on JPNS 2101 and focuses on further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion from contemporary Japanese materials. Prereq. JPNS 2101 or JPNS 2301.

JPNS 2301. Intermediate Japanese Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Japanese-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

JPNS 2302. Intermediate Japanese Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Japanese-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

JPNS 2900. Specialized Instruction in Japanese. 1-4 Hours.

Designed for individuals whose language skills are at the intermediate level and who seek specially focused language instruction. Such instruction might be the use of the language in specific settings, or it might be focused on specific conversational nuances of the language. Students must have at least an elementary level of competence in the language.

JPNS 2990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

JPNS 3101. Advanced Japanese 1. 4 Hours.

Continues further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through advanced reading, composition, grammar review, and listening skills. Whenever possible, offers students an opportunity to engage in local community activities to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge. Prereq. JPNS 2102 or JPNS 2302.

JPNS 3102. Advanced Japanese 2. 4 Hours.

Builds on JPNS 3101 and continues further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through advanced reading, composition, grammar review, and listening skills. Whenever possible, offers students an opportunity to engage in local community activities to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge. Prereq. JPNS 3101 or JPNS 3301.

JPNS 3301. Advanced Japanese Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Japanese-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence.

JPNS 3302. Advanced Japanese Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Japanese-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence.

JPNS 3800. Special Topics in Japanese. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on a unique aspect of the Japanese language. The specific topics are chosen to reflect current developments in the language and expressed student interests. Focuses on the use of the language for specific purposes or its use in specialized settings (e.g., media, business, health). Prereq. At least an intermediate level of skill in the language.

JPNS 3900. Specialized Instruction in Japanese. 1-4 Hours.

Designed for individuals whose language skills are at an advanced level and who seek specially focused language instruction. Such instruction might be the use of the language in specific settings, or it might be focused on specific conversational nuances of the language. Prereq. At least an advanced level of competence in the language.

JPNS 3990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

JPNS 4800. Special Topics in Japanese. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on a unique aspect of the Japanese language. The specific topics are chosen to reflect current developments in the language and expressed student interests. Focuses on the use of the language for specific purposes or its use in specialized settings (e.g., media, business, health). Prereq. At least an advanced level of skill in the language.

JPNS 4990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

JPNS 4991. Research. 4 Hours.

Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision.

JPNS 4992. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers students a way of going beyond work given in the regular curriculum; may also enable students to complete major or minor requirements in certain situations. Priority is given to language majors and to juniors and seniors.

JPNS 4993. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor.

JPNS 5976. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

JPNS 5978. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

JPNS 6962. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.