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1998-1999 Course Descriptions

JAPN - Japanese


JAPN 1001. Elementary Japanese 1 (3-0-3) JAPN 1001. Elementary Japanese 1 (3-0-3) This course is intended for students with no previous training in Japanese. It is an introduction to pronunciation, grammar, conversation, reading, and writing elements of Hiragana system.

JAPN 1002. Elementary Japanese 2 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: JAPN 1001. A continuation of JAPN 1001. This course continues to develop basic skills in the study of Japanese and introduces the elements of Katakana and Hirgana writing systems in order to read controlled texts and perform simple writing tasks. The course also offers an introduction to Japanese culture.

JAPN 2001. Intermediate Japanese 1 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: JAPN 1002. This course includes an introduction to more advanced grammar, vocabulary building, composition, group discussions, and information on Japanese culture and everyday life. The Kanji system of writing is introduced.

JAPN 2002. Intermediate Japanese 2 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: JAPN 2001. A continuation of JAPN 1003. Includes more advanced grammar, intensive vocabulary building, writing compositions, reading contemporary materials, and student presentations on Japanese culture. Additional characters from the different writing systems will be introduced. Natural and practical communication will be emphasized.

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