Academic Calendar

JAPN – Japanese Language

JAPN 101
Introductory Japanese I
3 Credits

This is an introductory course for students with little or no background in Japanese or whose native language is not Japanese. The four language skills of oral/aural comprehension, speaking, as well as basic reading and writing are emphasized. In addition, students are acquainted with some aspects of Japanese culture. Note: Students with native or near-native proficiency in Japanese cannot take this course. Heritage speakers must consult the department prior to registration. Students with a proficiency level beyond this course may be directed to a higher-level course. This includes those students with credit in Japanese 30, 35 or equivalent.

JAPN 102
Introductory Japanese II
3 Credits

This course is a continuation of JAPN 101. Students continue to acquire further oral/aural comprehension skills in introductory Japanese, and continue to develop reading and writing skills of approximately 85 Kanji. In addition, students develop their understanding of various aspects of Japanese culture. Note: Students with native or near-native proficiency in Japanese cannot take this course. Heritage speakers must consult the department prior to registration. Students with a proficiency level beyond this course may be directed to a higher-level course. This includes those students with credit in Japanese 30, 35 or equivalent.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in JAPN 101.

JAPN 201
Introductory Japanese III
3 Credits

This course is designed for students who wish to develop further their oral/aural comprehension skills at the intermediate level of Japanese, as well as continue to develop reading and writing skills of approximately 90 Kanji. In addition, students continue to improve their understanding of various aspects of Japanese culture. Note: Students with native proficiency in Japanese cannot take this course. Heritage speakers must consult the department prior to registration. Students with a proficiency level beyond this course may be directed to a higher-level course. Students with credit in Japanese 30 should consult the department.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in JAPN 102.

JAPN 202
Introductory Japanese IV
3 Credits

This course is a continuation of JAPN 201. Students continue to gain fluency in oral/aural comprehension at the intermediate level of Japanese, and continue to develop reading and writing skills of approximately 90 new Kanji. In addition, students continue to improve their understanding of various aspects of Japanese culture. Note: Students with native proficiency in Japanese cannot take this course. Heritage speakers must consult the department prior to registration. Students with a proficiency level beyond this course may be directed to a higher-level course. Students with credit in Japanese 30 should consult the department.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in JAPN 201.