2017-19 Undergraduate Catalog Course Descriptions

JAPA - Japanese
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
JAPA 101Beginning Japanese I3.00
Study of language fundamentals with emphasis on development of listening and speaking skills. Practice with reading and writing. Japanese script (hiragana, katakana and kanji) is taught from the beginning of the course. Presumes no previous language study.
JAPA 102Beginning Japanese II3.00
Continuation of JAPA 101. Appropriate for someone with up to two years of high school Japanese. Prerequisit: JAPA 101.
JAPA 201Intermediate Japanese I3.00
This intermediate undergraduate course builds upon the skills students obtained in introductory Japanese language courses JAPA 101 and 102. By the end of this course, students should understand more advanced usage of adjectives, adverbs and verb conjugations. They should also be able to read texts containing a limited number of Kanji (Chinese characters), construct compound sentences, and converse with relative ease on various everyday subjects, such as vacation, shopping and sickness. Prerequisites: JAPA 101 and 102, or approval of instructor. This course is offered during Fall semester.
Prerequisites:
JAPA 101 and JAPA 102, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
JAPA 202Intermediate Japanese II3.00
This intermediate undergraduate course builds upon the skills students obtained in introductory Japanese language courses JAPA 101 and 102 as well as the intermediate-level course, JAPA 201. By the end of this course, students should understand more advanced usage of expressions with potential verbs, volitional form and verb functions. They should also be able to read 64 additional Kanji, construct compound sentences, and converse with relative ease on everyday subjects, such as travelling, giving and receiving, and hotels and banks. Prerequisites: JAPA 101, 102 and 201, or approval of instructor. This course is offered during Spring semester.
Prerequisites:
JAPA 101 and JAPA 102 and JAPA 201, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only