Course information

​Course Number ​Title ​GE
JAPN120 First-Year Japanese I Y
Concurrent with JAPN 120L This course is a beginning sequence that stresses the spoken aspect of the language. The written language will be gradually introduced as students acquire basic spoken skills. The courses require a great amount of preparation outside the classroom using audiotapes, videos, CDs, and written materials.
JAPN120L First-Year Japanese I - Tutorial
Concurrent: JAPN 120, 121 The primary goal of tutorial courses is to provide more opportunities for students to engage in further application practice based on the course materials presented during the regular class period. Depending on the needs of the students, other types of activities might be incorporated into tutorial periods.
JAPN121 First-Year Japanese II Y
Prerequisite for JAPN 121: JAPN 120 or equivalent Concurrent with 121L This course is a beginning sequence that stresses the spoken aspect of the language. The written language will be gradually introduced as students acquire basic spoken skills. The courses require a great amount of preparation outside the classroom using audiotapes, videos, CDs, and written materials.
JAPN121L First-Year Japanese II -Tutorial
Concurrent with JAPN 121 The primary goal of tutorial courses is to provide more opportunities for students to engage in further application practice based on the course materials presented during the regular class period. Depending on the needs of the students, other types of activities might be incorporated into tutorial periods.
JAPN220 Second-Year Japanese I Y
Prerequisite for 220: JAPN 121 or equivalent Concurrent: JAPN 220L Building on the basic skills and knowledge gained in JAPN 120 and 121, these courses are designed to further develop the basic ability to use the spoken language in a culturally and socially appropriate manner. Simple reading and writing abilities will be further developed. These courses require a great amount of preparation outside the classroom using audiotapes, videos, CDs, and written texts. The completion of JAPN 221 satisfies the language requirement for the Japanese minor.
JAPN220L Second-Year Japanese I -Tutorial
Concurrent with JAPN 220 The promary goal for tutorial courses is to provide more opportunities for students to engage in further application practice based on the course materials presented during the regular class period. Depending on the needs of the students, other types of activities might be incoporated into tutorial periods.
JAPN221 Second-Year Japanese II Y
Prerequisite for 221: JAPN 220 or equivalent Concurrent with JAPN 221L Building on the basic skills and knowledge gained in JAPN 120 and 121, these courses are designed to further develop the basic ability to use the spoken language in a culturally and socially appropriate manner. Simple reading and writing abilities will be further developed. These courses require a great amount of preparation outside the classroom using audiotapes, videos, CDs, and written texts. The completion of JAPN 221 satisfies the language requirement for the Japanese minor.
JAPN221L Second-Year Japanese II-Tutorial
Concurrent: JAPN 221 The primary goal of tutorial courses is to provide more opportunities for students to engage in further application practice based on the course materials presented during the regular class period. Depending on the needs of the students, other types of activities might be incorporated into tutorial periods.
JAPN240 Experiences in Japanese
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor This is an experience-oriented course in which a student can apply Japanese language skills and gain inter-cultural knowledge by activities involving community people and companies as agreed upon by instructor and student. This course can be repeated up to five hours.
JAPN320 Third-Year Japanese I Y
Prerequisite for 320: JAPN 221 or equivalent Building on the foundation acquired from JAPN 220, these courses continue to develop skills and knowledge beyond the basic mastery of the spoken language. Training in written language continues and enables students to read some simple authentic materials and to write in a simple manner. The courses require a great amount of preparation outside the classroom using audiotapes, videos, CDS, and written texts.
JAPN321 Third-Year Japanese II Y
Prerequisites for 321: JAPN 320 or equivalent Building on the foundation acquired from JAPN 221, these courses continue to develop skills and knowledge beyond the basic mastery of the spoken language. Training in written language continues and enables students to read some simple authentic materials and to write in a simple manner. The courses require a great amount of preparation outside the classroom using audiotapes, videos, CDs, and written texts. Completion of JAPN 321 satisfies the language requirements for the Japanese major.
JAPN350 Intro to Japanese Culture Y
Taught in English, this course introduces students to basic elements of the Japanese society--geography, history, and material, intellectual, and spiritual heritage of Japan, which constitutes the foundation for Japanese people's behaviors, as individuals and as a group. This course aims to help students in the United States acquire a knowledge base that will assist them in understanding Japanese people and culture and how to interact with them in productive ways.
JAPN420 Fourth-Year Japanese I
Prerequisite: JAPN 321 or equivalent This course offers fourth-year language and culture training based on skills and knowledge gained from the courses through JAPN 321. These courses are designed to respond to each student's need to polish and to further develop skills in both spoken and written language and cultural understanding. The courses require a great amount of self-study based upon the assignments.
JAPN421 Fourth-Year Japanese II
Prerequisite: JAPN 420 or equivalent This course offers fourth-year language and culture training based on skills and knowledge gained from the courses through JAPN 321. These courses are designed to respond to each student's need to polish and to further develop skills in both spoken and written language and cultural understanding. The courses require a great amount of self-study based upon the assignments.
JAPN495 Selected Topics in Japanese
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor Taught in English and Japanese, depending on the topic covered, the course is designed to meet special interests of students wishing to study selected topics in Japanese culture and society. Topics may include adult and children's literature, films, art, and music. This course also serves as the training course for the student who wants to be licensed to teach Japanese as a foreign language. The course may be repeated for up to eight hours, provided the topics are different. It is strongly recommended for students in teacher education programs.
JAPN499 Study/Internship in Japan
Prerequisite: permission of instructor This course provides experiences in Japan for students to further develop their skills and knowledge of the Japanese language and culture gained from classroom and field experiences in the United States. Regular reporting of the progress to the supervising instructor is required. Semester hour(s) will be granted according to the nature and the length of the experience.