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Japanese Course of Instruction

JPN 101 - Beginning Japanese I: Language and Culture

An introduction to the language with emphasis on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Complementary taped material available in the language laboratory.
Credits: 4

 

JPN 102 - Beginning Japanese II: Language and Culture

Continuation of JPN 101. Prerequisites: C (not C-) or better in JPN 101.
Credits: 4

 

JPN 150 - Accelerated Beginning Japanese I and II: Language and Culture

One semester accelerated beginning Japanese for students with prior study. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.                                                                                                                                                           Credits: 4

 

JPN 180 - Special Topics in Japanese

Course content varies. Expectations of students approximate those in other 100-level courses. May be repeated for credit when content differs. Offered on sufficient demand.
Credits: 1 to 4

 

JPN 201 - Intermediate Japanese I: Language and Culture

Continued study of grammar and vocabulary aimed at the mastery of more difficult reading and conversation. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: C (not C-) or better in JPN 102.
Credits: 4

 

JPN 202 - Intermediate Japanese II: Language and Culture

Continuation of JPN 201. Fulfills World Perspectives. Prerequisites: C (not C-) or better in JPN 201.
Credits: 4

 

JPN 280 - Special Topics in Japanese

Course content varies. Expectations of students approximate those in other 200-level courses. May be repeated for credit when content differs. No more than four credits can be applied to the minor or major. Offered on sufficient demand.
Credits: 1 to 4

 

JPN 301 - Advanced Intermediate Japanese

As a continuation of Japanese 202 - Intermediate Japanese II, students will use the basic language skills developed in the first two years to discuss Japanese culture in the target language, developing linguistic accuracy and sophistication, expanding their range of familiar topics and vocabulary, and enhancing cultural awareness and sensitivity. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: JPN 202 or appropriate placement test score.
Credits: 3

 

JPN 302 - Advanced Intermediate Japanese II

This course is a continuation of Advanced Intermediate Japanese (JPN 301). Offered winter semester. Prerequisites: JPN 301 or appropriate placement test score.
Credits: 3

 

JPN 321 - Pre-modern Japanese Civilization

This course explores the major trends in Japanese civilization and culture from antiquity to the beginning of the Early Modern period in 1600. Readings will consist primarily of primary sources in English translation, and will include history, religion, philosophy, art, literature, and theater. Offered winter semester, every third year.
Credits: 3

 

JPN 322 - Early Modern Japanese Civilization

This course explores the major trends in Japanese civilization and culture from the beginning of the Edo Period ca. 1600 through the end of the 19th century. Readings will consist primarily of primary sources in English translation, and will include history, religion, philosophy, art, literature, and theater. Offered winter semester, every third year.
Credits: 3

 

JPN 323 - Modern Japanese Culture

This course explores the major trends in Japanese civilization and culture from the end of the Tokugawa period in 1868 to the present. Readings will consist mainly of primary sources in English translation, and will include history, religion, philosophy, art, literature and theater. Offered winter semester, every third year.
Credits: 3

 

JPN 380 - Special Topics in Japanese

Offered on sufficient demand.
Credits: 3

 

JPN 386 - Traditional Japanese Theater

Of varying focus, the course makes use of the history, culture, and society of a host country in order to highlight disciplinary perspectives in context. To be taught in that country (or countries) as part of an approved study abroad program. By permit only. Credit may vary.
Credits: 3

 

JPN 399 - Independent Reading

Offered fall and winter semesters - Credits: 1 to 4

 

JPN 480 - Special Topics in Japanese

Course content varies. Expectations of students approximate those in other 400-level courses. May be repeated for credit when content differs. Offered on sufficient demand.
Credits: 1 to 4