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UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2017

Subject: 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. No prior knowledge expected.

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.

JAPN 095 - Special Topics

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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.

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.

JAPN 131 - Kanji is Key I

A kanji character course designed for teaching 500-600 kanji characters in JLPT Levels 3-2 (N3-N2) and also reinforcing 300 kanji introduced in JAPN 001/002. Teaches basic pictographs and radicals to predict meanings and readings of kanji characters. Prerequiste: JAPN 052.

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.

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.

JAPN 251 - Japanese in Cultural Context I

Continuing study of Japanese at the advanced level. Utilizes various genres of readings and audiovisual materials. Students will conduct independent research on a Japan related topic of their interests. Prerequisite: JAPN 202 or one year of study in Japan.