University Catalog 2005-2006

Japanese (JAPA)

Modern and Classical Languages

101, 102 Introduction to the Japanese Language (3:3:0), (3:3:0)Must be taken in sequence. Introduction to Japanese, including basic grammar, oral expression, listening comprehension, and reading and writing.

109 Intensive Japanese I (6:6:0) Equivalent to JAPA 101, 102 taught in a single semester. Recommended for students who desire an intensive introduction to Japanese. May not be taken for credit in combination with JAPA 101 or 02.

201 Intermediate Japanese I (3:3:0) Prerequisite: JAPA 102 or equivalent. Further development of skills acquired in JAPA 101 and 102, including grammar, oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing. Use of written language (katakana, hiragana, and kanji) emphasized. Lab work required. JAPA 201 and 202 must be taken in sequence.

202 Intermediate Japanese II (3:3:0) Prerequisite: JAPA 201 or equivalent. Continuation of JAPA 201.

209 Intensive Japanese II (6:6:0) Prerequisite: JAPA 102 or 109 or equivalent. Equivalent to JAPA 201, 202 taught in a single semester. May not be taken for credit in combination with JAPA 201 or 202.

320 Japanese Cinema (3:3:0) Comprehensive analysis of Japanese cinema based on cross-cultural perspectives and cultural criticism. Major developments and trends as viewed in selected Japanese films with emphasis on post war and contemporary eras. Course work in English. Knowledge of Japanese history, communication, and cultural studies or film and media studies helpful.

330 Advanced Reading and Speaking I (3:3:0) Prerequisite: JAPA 202, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor. Courses must be taken in sequence. Designed for students to develop conversational proficiency and reading skills in Japanese. Students work toward a mastery of linguistic and sociolinguistic rules by incorporating reading and speaking abilities through class discussions, reports, and presentations.

331 Advanced Reading and Speaking II (3:3:0) Prerequisites: JAPA 202, 330, appropriate placement score or permission of instructor. Courses must be taken in sequence. Designed for students to develop conversational proficiency and reading skills in Japanese. Students continue to develop a mastery of linguistic and sociolinguistic rules by incorporating reading and speaking abilities through class discussions, reports and presentations.