This course is designed primarily for students with one year of elementary Japanese to prepare them for the intermediate level through a thorough review of elementary Japanese grammar, vocabulary, and kanji. Emphasis is on reading and writing. Prerequisite: JAPN& 123.
This course provides students with basic reading and writing skills by helping develop the knowledge and usage of kanji in a systematic way. Prerequisite: JAPN& 121.
Reading, writing, discussion and oral presentations designed to develop in-depth, advanced level knowledge of a topic in Japanese. Required preparation: acceptance into the Honors Program.
Introduction to Japanese grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, and basic writing (hiragana, katakana, and kanji) through the functional use of Japanese in realistic situations. Attention given to social appropriateness of speech and cultural values. Intended for students who have no prior experience in Japanese.
Continued development of oral fluency and aural comprehension through the practice of Japanese in functional situations. Systematic introduction to the plain and polite forms of speech and their use in various expressions. Continued basic acquisition of reading and writing. Prerequisite: JAPN& 121.
Development of fluency and accuracy in oral and written communication. Attention given to appropriateness within the Japanese culture context. Introduction to informal forms of speech and further development of plain and polite forms and their use in various expressions. Prerequisite: JAPN& 122.