University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Courses offered by the Asian Languages and Literatures


Courses in Japanese

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. Prerequisite: No prior knowledge expected.
Credits: 4.
JAPN 002 - Elementary Japanese II
Continuation of JAPN 001. Prerequisite: JAPN 001 or equivalent.
Credits: 4.
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.
Credits: 3.
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.
JAPN 052 - Intermediate Japanese II
Continuation of JAPN 051. Prerequisite: JAPN 051 or equivalent.
Credits: 4.
JAPN 095 - Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-6.
JAPN 096 - Introductory Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-6.
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.
JAPN 102 - Advanced Japanese II
Continuation of JAPN 101. Prerequisite: JAPN 101 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.
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: 1-3.
JAPN 122 - Japanese Conversation II
JAPN 052 or equivalent. Development of functional skills to carry out daily conversation in varied social contexts. Prerequisite:
Credits: 1-3.
JAPN 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for special titles. Prerequisite: JAPN 052 or equivalent.
Credits: 1-6.
JAPN 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for special titles. Prerequisite: JAPN 052 or equivalent.
Credits: 1-6.
JAPN 197 - Readings and Research
Independent study of a specific area, subject, or theme with an approved instructor.
Credits: 1-6.
JAPN 198 - Readings and Research
Independent study of a specific area, subject, or theme with an approved instructor.
Credits: 1-6.
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.
JAPN 202 - Studies of Japanese Texts II
Continuation of JAPN 201. Application of the rapid reading materials. Course can be repeated with different content. Prerequisite: JAPN 201 or equivalent. skills developed in JAPN 201 using higher-level reading
Credits: 3.
JAPN 221 - Japanese for Communication I
Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or equivalent. abstract topics. Repeatable with different content. Training in skills to communicate on concrete and
Credits: 1-6.
JAPN 222 - Japanese for Communication II
different content. Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or equivalent. view points in varied social contexts. Repeatable with Development of skills to present information and
Credits: 1-6.
JAPN 295 - Advanced Special Topics
Contact department for details.
Credits: 1-6.
JAPN 296 - Advanced Special Topics
Contact department for details.
Credits: 1-6.
JAPN 297 - Adv Readings and Research
Advanced independent study of a specific area, subject, or theme with an approved instructor. Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or equivalent.
Credits: 1-6.
JAPN 298 - Adv Readings and Research
Advanced independent study of a specific area, subject, or theme with an approved instructor. Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or equivalent.
Credits: 1-6.

Courses in Chinese

CHIN 001 - Elementary Chinese I
A study of Mandarin Chinese designed to give students the fundamentals of the sound and writing systems for developing modern Chinese communicative skills. No prior knowledge expected.
Credits: 4.
CHIN 002 - Elementary Chinese II
A continuation of CHIN 001 designed to give students basic Chinese grammar and vocabulary for daily communication purposes. Prerequisite: CHIN 001 or equivalent.
Credits: 4.
CHIN 020 - Chinese Characters
Understand the Chinese writing system and learn to recognize and write basic Chinese characters.
Credits: 1.
CHIN 051 - Intermediate Chinese I
A continuation of CHIN 002 designed to give students more basic Chinese grammar and vocabulary for daily communication purposes. Prerequisite: CHIN 002 or equivalent.
Credits: 4.
CHIN 052 - Intermediate Chinese II
A continuation of CHIN 051 designed to help students finish learning basic Chinese grammar and gain more vocabulary for daily communication purposes. Prerequisite: CHIN 051 or equivalent.
Credits: 4.
CHIN 095 - Special Topics
Introductory courses on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-6.
CHIN 096 - Special Topics
Introductory courses on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-6.
CHIN 101 - 3rd Year College Chinese I
A continuation of CHIN 052 designed with structured readings with emphasis on complex sentence structures, vocabulary expansion, and increased fluency in self-expression. Prerequisite: CHIN 052 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.
CHIN 102 - 3rd Year College Chinese II
A continuation of CHIN 101 designed with more structured readings with emphasis on complex sentence structures, vocabulary expansion, and increased fluency in self-expression. Prerequisites: CHIN 101 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.
CHIN 121 - 3rd Year Conversation I
To develop students' communicative skills in Chinese by discussing Chinese texts and similar real-life situations in the United States. Prerequisite: CHIN 052.
Credits: 1-3.
CHIN 122 - 3rd Year Conversation II
Continuation of CHIN 121. Continues to develop students' communicative skills in Chinese by discussing Chinese texts and similar real-life situations in the United States. Pre-requisite: CHIN 121.
Credits: 1-3.
CHIN 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-6.
CHIN 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-6.
CHIN 197 - Readings & Research
Individual research project or directed reading in area of special interest to student. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Variable credit.
Credits: 1-6.
CHIN 198 - Readings & Research
Individual research project or directed reading in area of special interest to student. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Variable credit.
Credits: 1-6.
CHIN 201 - 4th Year College Chinese I
A continuation of CHIN 102 designed to improve oral and written proficiency through reading, discussing, and writing about modern Chinese prose writings. Prerequisites: CHIN 102 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.
CHIN 202 - 4th Year College Chinese II
A continuation of CHIN 201 designed to improve oral and written proficiency through reading, discussing, and writing about more modern Chinese prose writings. Prerequisites: CHIN 201 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.
CHIN 251 - Adv Reading & Writing I
To improve reading comprehension and writing skills by learning rhetoric and enlarging vocabulary through reading and discusssing literary works by modern Chinese writers. Prerequisite: CHIN 202.
Credits: 3.
CHIN 252 - Adv Reading & Writing II
Continues to improve reading comprehension and writing skills by learning rhetoric and enlarging vocabulary through reading and discussing literary works by modern Chinese writers. Prerequisite: CHIN 251.
Credits: 3.
CHIN 295 - Advanced Special Topics
offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or equivalent. beyond the scope of existing departmental Advanced courses or seminars on topics
Credits: 1-12.
CHIN 296 - Advanced Special Topics
Advanced courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or equivalent.
Credits: 1-12.

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