Fall 2014 Courses

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JPN 1101. Elementary Japanese I.
An introductory course in modern Japanese language. In addition to mastering the basics of grammar, emphasis is placed on active functional communication in the language, as well as reading, and listening comprehension. Context-oriented conversation drills are complemented by audio materials. Basic cultural information will also be presented. The two kana syllabaries and 60 commonly used kanji are introduced. No prerequisite. Followed by Japanese 1102 {102}.
JPN 1101. Elementary Japanese I.
An introductory course in modern Japanese language. In addition to mastering the basics of grammar, emphasis is placed on active functional communication in the language, as well as reading, and listening comprehension. Context-oriented conversation drills are complemented by audio materials. Basic cultural information will also be presented. The two kana syllabaries and 60 commonly used kanji are introduced. No prerequisite. Followed by Japanese 1102 {102}.
JPN 2203. Intermediate Japanese I.
An intermediate course in modern Japanese language, with introduction of advanced grammatical structures, vocabulary, and characters. Continuing emphasis on acquisition of well-balanced language skills based on an understanding of the actual use of the language in the Japanese sociocultural context. Introduces an additional 100 kanji.
JPN 2203. Intermediate Japanese I.
An intermediate course in modern Japanese language, with introduction of advanced grammatical structures, vocabulary, and characters. Continuing emphasis on acquisition of well-balanced language skills based on an understanding of the actual use of the language in the Japanese sociocultural context. Introduces an additional 100 kanji.
JPN 2205. Advanced-Intermediate Japanese I.
Building on the fundamentals of Elementary and Intermediate Japanese, students will increase their proficiency in both the spoken and written language. A variety of written and audiovisual Japanese language materials (essays, movies, manga, etc.) are used to consolidate and expand mastery of more advanced grammatical structures and vocabulary. Students will read or watch relevant materials, discuss in class, and then write and/or present on selected Japan-related topics.
JPN 2205. Advanced-Intermediate Japanese I.
Building on the fundamentals of Elementary and Intermediate Japanese, students will increase their proficiency in both the spoken and written language. A variety of written and audiovisual Japanese language materials (essays, movies, manga, etc.) are used to consolidate and expand mastery of more advanced grammatical structures and vocabulary. Students will read or watch relevant materials, discuss in class, and then write and/or present on selected Japan-related topics.
JPN 3307. Advanced Japanese I.
An advanced course in modern Japanese designed to develop mastery of the spoken and written language. A variety of written and audiovisual Japanese language materials (essays, movies, manga, etc.) are used. This is a project-oriented class and students will learn to express complex thoughts and feelings as well as how to properly conduct oneself in a formal Japanese job interview situation.