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2012 - 2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits4
Lecture
Fall
JAPANESE-101

Elementary Japanese 1

An intensive introduction to practical Japanese with an emphasis placed on the four language skills: understanding, speaking, reading and writing.

    Credits4
    Lecture
    Spring
    JAPANESE-102

    Elementary Japanese 2

    Continuation of Japanese 101.

    Prerequisites
    P: Japanese 101.
      Credits4
      Lecture
      Fall
      JAPANESE-203

      Intermediate Japanese 1

      Short basic readings, conversations, and grammar.

      Prerequisites
      P: Japanese 102.
        Credits4
        Lecture
        Spring
        JAPANESE-204

        Intermediate Japanese 2

        A continuation of JAPANESE 203 with emphasis on developing facility in oral and written expression

        Prerequisites
        P: Japanese 203.
          Credits4
          Lecture
          JAPANESE-305

          Intermediate Reading, Conversation, and Composition

          A continuation of JAPANESE 204 with emphasis on developing facility in oral and written expression. A cultural orientation prior to a study-abroad experience

          Prerequisites
          P: Japanese 204.
            Credits3
            Lecture
            JAPANESE-375

            Japanese Civilization

            A background of history, art and institutions as an aid to the understanding of Japanese thought in literature as well as culture and to appreciate the Japanese people.

            Prerequisites
            P: Japanese 305 and 389.
              Credits3
              Lecture
              JAPANESE-389

              Special Topic

              Topics of special interest, dealing with Japanese literature, civilization or culture.

              Prerequisites
              P: Japanese 305.
                Credits4
                Lecture
                JAPANESE-390

                Advanced Conversation, Grammar and Composition

                Emphasis on developing facility in oral expression based on literatures and cultures. Attention to phonetics, pronunciation and syntax. Development of more difficult and sophisticated patterns of expression.