Term: Fall 2017
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.
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.
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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.
Development of speaking and listening skills related to concrete topics through total immersion in Japanese. Prerequisite: JAPN 052 or equivalent.
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.
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.
Training in skills to communicate on concrete and abstract topics. Repeatable with different content. Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or equivalent.
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.