University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Courses in Japanese (JAPN)

JAPN 001 - Elementary Japanese I
Introduction to spoken and written Japanese through aural-oral drills and grammar presentation. The three writing systems of Japanese (hiragana, katakana, and kanji) are introduced. No prior knowledge expected.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
JAPN 002 - Elementary Japanese II
Continuation of JAPN 001. Prerequisite: JAPN 001 or equivalent.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
JAPN 010 - Japanese-Daily Communication
Introductory level course on speaking everyday Japanese. Emphasis on solid understanding and accurate use of grammar patterns in a culturally appropriate context and conversational situations. No prior knowledge expected.
Credits: 3.00
JAPN 051 - Intermediate Japanese I
Continuation of JAPN 002 designed to enable the students to converse in everyday Japanese and to read and write basic texts. Prerequisite: JAPN 002 or equivalent.
Credits: 4.00
JAPN 052 - Intermediate Japanese II
Continuation of JAPN 051. Prerequisite: JAPN 051 or equivalent.
Credits: 4.00
JAPN 095 - Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
JAPN 096 - Introductory Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
JAPN 101 - Advanced Japanese I
Further development of oral proficiency and advanced study of grammatical structure of modern Japanese, supplemented by audiovisual materials and authentic written texts of several kinds. Prerequisite: JAPN 052 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
JAPN 102 - Advanced Japanese II
Continuation of JAPN 101. Prerequisite: JAPN 101 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
JAPN 121 - Japanese Conversation I
Development of speaking and listening skills related to concrete topics through total immersion in Japanese. Prerequisite: JAPN 052 or equivalent.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
JAPN 122 - Japanese Conversation II
Development of functional skills to carry out daily conversation in varied social contexts. Prerequisite: JAPN 052 or equivalent.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
JAPN 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
JAPN 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
JAPN 197 - Readings and Research
Independent study of a specific area, subject, or theme with an approved instructor.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
JAPN 198 - Readings and Research
Independent study of a specific area, subject, or theme with an approved instructor.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
JAPN 201 - Studies of Japanese Texts I
Introduction to rapid reading skills, directed reading of authentic texts and guided practice of conversational skills in multiple social contexts. Course can be repeated with different content. Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
JAPN 202 - Studies of Japanese Texts II
Continuation of JAPN 201. Application of the rapid reading skills developed in JAPN 201 using higher-level reading materials. Course can be repeated with different content. Prerequisite: JAPN 201 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
JAPN 221 - Japanese for Communication I
Training in skills to communicate on concrete and abstract topics. Repeatable with different content. Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or equivalent.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
JAPN 222 - Japanese for Communication II
Development of skills to present information and view points in varied social contexts. Repeatable with different content. Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or equivalent.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
JAPN 295 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
JAPN 296 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
JAPN 297 - Adv Readings and Research
Advanced independent study of a specific area, subject, or theme with an approved instructor.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
JAPN 298 - Adv Readings and Research
Advanced independent study of a specific area, subject, or theme with an approved instructor.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00