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Japanese

JAPN 101. Elementary Japanese I. 4 credits.
The fundamentals of Japanese through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Practice in pronunciation and development of comprehension. Requires one hour of work a week in the language laboratory. If the student has had two or more years of the language in high school, he/she will not receive credit for the course.

JAPN 102. Elementary Japanese II. 4 credits.
The fundamentals of Japanese through a higher level of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Practice in pronunciation and development of comprehension. Requires one hour of work a week in the language laboratory. If the student has had two or more years of the language in high school, he/she will not receive credit for the course. Prerequisite: JAPN 101.

JAPN 111. Intensive Japanese I. 6 credits.
The fundamentals of Japanese through listening, speaking, reading and writing. The four-week course is the equivalent of JAPN 101-102.

JAPN 212. Intensive Japanese II. 6 credits.
The fundamentals of Japanese through listening, speaking, reading and writing. The four-week course is the equivalent to JAPN 231-232. Prerequisites: JAPN 102 or JAPN 111 or permission of the instructor.

JAPN 231. Intermediate Japanese I. 3 credits.
A thorough review of Japanese grammar, vocabulary building, conversation, composition and reading. Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or JAPN 111.

JAPN 232. Intermediate Japanese II. 3 credits.
A thorough review of Japanese grammar and vocabulary building, conversation, composition and reading. Prerequisite: JAPN 231 or permission of the instructor.

JAPN 300. Japanese Grammar and Communication. 3 credits.
Intensive training in grammatical structures and their application to oral and written communication. Instruction is in Japanese. Fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirements for possible international affairs majors and/or IB majors. Prerequisite: JAPN 232 or JAPN 212.

JAPN 320. Japanese Oral and Written Communication. 3 credits.
Intensive training in the use of modern, everyday Japanese with emphasis on conversation and composition. Readings in Japanese will provide a context for discussion and writing. Instruction is in Japanese. Prerequisite: JAPN 300 or permission of the instructor.

JAPN 446. Special Topics in Japanese Literature. 3 credits.
Study or a particular topic in Japanese literature. It may cover all or a specific Japanese literature genre. Course may be repeated if content varies. Prerequisite: JAPN 300.

JAPN 447. Special Topics in Japanese Civilization. 3 credits.
Students will study a particular topic in the civilization and/or culture of Japan. Course may be repeated if content varies. Prerequisite: JAPN 300.

JAPN 448. Special Topics in Japanese Linguistics. 3 credits.
Students will study a particular topic in Japanese linguistics. Topics could include an introduction to Japanese sociolinguistics or psycholinguistics. Course may be repeated if content varies. Prerequisite: JAPN 300

JAPN 490. Special Studies in Japanese. 3 credits.
Special topics or independent studies in Japanese.

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