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JPNS 1010 LH
Beginning Japanese I
4:4:1
Fall, Spring

Writing and reading Hiragana and Katakana, listening, speaking in the basic grammar structure, expressing opinions and describing things in a limited situation. Lab access fee of $10 applies.

JPNS 1020 LH
Beginning Japanese II
4:4:1
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Students need equivalent knowledge of JPNS 1010

Reviews and builds further language skills upon the grammar, reading, writing, and conversation skills learned in the first year courses. Lab access fee of $10 applies.

JPNS 115R
Japanese Conversation I
1:1:0
Fall, Spring

Offers novice Japanese speakers opportunities to enhance their speaking proficiency in the target language by focusing on oral verbal production. Teaches how to improve authentic pronunciation, reduce errors in authenticity of language structure, generate thought in the target language spontaneously as a substitute for translation, and sharpen listening comprehension for natural conversational flow. Contrasts with all other first year courses which must strive to produce mastery of the whole range of language acquisition components, including writing, grammar, etc. Facilitates lowering the affective filter when conversing in the target language by increasing the frequency of speech opportunities and defusing concern for such matters as spelling, etc. Increases mastery of lexical items through increased frequency of oral usage. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits toward graduation.

JPNS 1500
The Art of Japanese Calligraphy
2:2:0
Fall, Spring

Introduces the origin of the art of calligraphy, the reasons why calligraphy developed and became so popular in Japan, works done by famous calligraphers, how to handle a brush and India ink, and how to write letters with a brush. Demonstrates the proper usage of the brush, correct stroke orders, and develops the skills of writing letters (start from level 1- easy to level 8- difficult) with a brush.

JPNS 2010 LH
Intermediate Japanese I
4:4:1
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Students need equivalent knowledge of JPNS 1020

Reviews and builds further language skills upon the grammar, reading, writing, and conversation skills learned in the first year courses. Lab access fee of $10 applies.

JPNS 202G HH
Intermediate Japanese II
4:4:1
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Students need equivalent knowledge of JPNS 2010

Reviews and builds further language skills upon the grammar, reading, writing (including Kanji knowledge), and conversation skills learned in the previous JPNS 1010, 1020, and 2010. Introduces reading of a variety of texts in Japanese. Lab access fee of $10 applies.

JPNS 2110
Conversational Japanese
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
Students need equivalent knowledge of JPNS 1020

Emphasizes conversation in real-life situations that may be encountered in Japan. Focuses on vocabulary and structures. Introduces a variety of readings and multimedia materials and promotes oral proficiency.

JPNS 215R
Japanese Conversation II
1:1:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Students should have equivalent knowledge of JPNS 1020

Offers lower division / novice Japanese speakers opportunities to enhance their speaking proficiency in the target language by focusing on oral verbal production. Teaches how to improve authentic pronunciation, reduce errors in authenticity of language structure, generate thought in the target language spontaneously as a substitute for translation, sharpen listening comprehension, and develop conversational strategies such as circumlocution and managing a conversation with useful expressions for starting a conversation, gaining time to think, helping the other speaker, seeking agreement, etc. Contrasts with all other first year courses which must strive to produce mastery of the whole range of language acquisition components, including writing, grammar, etc. Facilitates lowering the affective filter when conversing in the target language by increasing the frequency of speech opportunities and defusing concern for such matters as spelling, etc. Increases mastery of lexical items through increased frequency of oral usage. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits toward graduation.

JPNS 251G
Introduction to Japanese Culture and Society
3:3:0
Fall

Introduces Japanese culture and society by exploring its history, religion, government, customs and traditions. Analyzes and evaluates the differences and similarities between Japanese and American cultures. Taught in English and little or no Japanese language skill required. Fulfills the requirements for a G/I course.

JPNS 3050
Advanced Japanese
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
JPNS 202G, one year residency in Japan, or instructor approval

For non-native Japanese speakers who have attained a fairly good mastery of basic Japanese and some Kanji reading skills. Focuses on the development of all language skills with emphasis on grammar review, reading and writing. Overviews Japanese culture and introduces Japanese literature. Lab access fee of $10 applies.

JPNS 315R
Advanced Japanese Conversation
1:1:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
JPNS 202G or one year residency in a Japanese-speaking country, or instructor approval. University Advanced Standing.

Offers speaking opportunities to middle or upper division Japanese learners to enhance their speaking proficiency in high level language by focusing on oral and verbal production. Improves authentic pronunciation, reduces grammatical and structural errors, and aids student progression beyond translation to natural production. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits toward graduation.

JPNS 3200
Business Japanese
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
JPNS 3050 and University Advanced Standing

For those who plan to pursue careers in international business or related fields, learn the business language for Japanese, and understand related cultural protocol in Japanese society. Prepares students to take the Business Japanese Proficiency Tests sponsored by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). Explores how students can effectively and respectfully pursue business activities with Japanese companies within the framework of Japanese culture. Taught predominantly in Japanese.

JPNS 351G
Japanese Culture and Civilization
3:3:0
Prerequisite(s):
JPNS 3050 and University Advanced Standing

Explores chronologically the cultural formation and development of Japan. Examines and discusses the ethnic development and linguistic history from ancient to modern Japanese society. Analyzes and evaluates the differences and similarities between the Japanese and American cultures. Class instruction and presentations in Japanese. Fulfills the requirements for a G/I course.

JPNS 3520
Society and Business in Japan
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
JPNS 3050 and University Advanced Standing

Builds upon the knowledge acquired in JPNS 3200, explores a multitude of aspects that contribute to Japanese national identity, focuses on Japan's complex vertical society, considers the intricacies of Japanese expressions and meanings relative to business and social applications, and studies the Japanese values and priority system. Also references Japan's national and global economic involvement and ways students can interface with it.