2016-17 Catalog

Japanese (JPNS)

Courses

JPNS 001 Elementary Japanese I 4 Credits

This course introduces the basic grammatical structures commonly found in daily situations in Japan. All four aspects of language skills are introduced. Hirangana, Katakana, and approximately 50 Kanji are introduced.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

JPNS 002 Elementary Japanese II 4 Credits

Continuation of JPNS 001. Approximately 100 Kanji are introduced.
Prerequisites: JPNS 001
Attribute/Distribution: HU

JPNS 011 Intermediate Japanese I 4 Credits

Continuation of JPNS 002. This course introduces more complex grammatical structures and develops all four aspects of language skills. Slightly more emphasis on reading and writing. Approximately 100 Kanji are introduced.
Prerequisites: JPNS 002
Attribute/Distribution: HU

JPNS 012 Intermediate Japanese II 4 Credits

Continuation of JPNS 011.
Prerequisites: JPNS 011
Attribute/Distribution: HU

JPNS 099 Japanese Special Topics 1-4 Credits

JPNS 131 Advanced Japanese Reading and Writing I 3 Credits

Reading, translation, and writing practice using authentic Japanese materials.
Prerequisites: JPNS 012
Attribute/Distribution: HU

JPNS 132 Advanced Japanese Reading and Writing II 3 Credits

Continuation of Advanced Japanese Reading and Writing I.
Prerequisites: JPNS 141 or JPNS 131
Attribute/Distribution: HU

JPNS 141 Advanced Japanese I 4 Credits

This course emphasizes advanced reading comprehension on topics related to Japan. Approximately 100 Kanji are introduced.
Prerequisites: JPNS 012
Attribute/Distribution: HU

JPNS 142 Advanced Japanese II 4 Credits

Continuation of JPNS 141.
Prerequisites: JPNS 141
Attribute/Distribution: HU

JPNS 151 Advanced Spoken Japanese 1 Credit

Emphasis on comprehension and oral performance of the Japanese language through discussion of current issues and other topics.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Prerequisites: JPNS 012
Attribute/Distribution: HU

JPNS 152 Advanced Spoken Japanese II 1 Credit

Continuation of JPNS 151. Emphasis on comprehension and oral performance of Japanese language through discussion of current issues and other topics. Variable content.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Prerequisites: JPNS 151
Attribute/Distribution: HU

JPNS 199 Japanese Special Topics 1-4 Credits

JPNS 231 Advanced Japanese Reading and Writing I 2 Credits

Reading, translation, and writing practice using authentic Japanese materials.
Prerequisites: JPNS 1%
Attribute/Distribution: HU

JPNS 232 Advanced Japanese Reading and Writing II 2 Credits

Continuation of Advanced Japanese Reading and Writing I.
Prerequisites: JPNS 142 or JPNS 231
Attribute/Distribution: HU

JPNS 290 Japanese Special Topics 1-4 Credits

Literary or linguistics topics not covered in regular courses. Consent of instructor required.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU, SS

JPNS 291 Advanced Japanese and Culture Abroad 1-8 Credits

Intensive practice of speaking and writing in the language of the country aimed at providing the student with extensive proficiency of expression and the ability to discriminate linguistic usage. Idiomatic expressions and an introduction to stylistics. Reading and analysis of more difficult texts, supplemented by in-depth study of selected aspects of contemporary civilization. Consent of chair and proficiency examination in the target country required.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

JPNS 299 Japanese Special Topics 1-4 Credits

JPNS 300 Apprentice Teaching 1-4 Credits

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

JPNS 390 Japanese Special Topics 1-4 Credits

Literary or linguistics topics not covered in regular courses. Consent of instructor required.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU, SS