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Courses - JAPN Lower Division

101. Fundamentals of Japanese (4)

Prerequisite: One GE Foundation (may be taken concurrently) or formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for JAPN 101.
Introduction to pronunciation, reading, writing, conversation, and structure of the Japanese language.
Native speakers of Japanese who have completed compulsory education in Japan may not enroll.

102. Fundamentals of Japanese (4)

Prerequisites: JAPN 101; one GE Foundation course (may be taken concurrently) or formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study in Japanese.
Introduction to pronunciation, reading, writing, conversation, and structure of the Japanese language.
Native speakers of Japanese who have completed compulsory education in Japan may not enroll.

201. Intermediate Japanese (4)

Prerequisites: JAPN 102; GE Foundation requirements, or formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study in Japanese.
Continuation of first year Japanese. Further development of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and communication.
Native speakers of Japanese who have completed compulsory education in Japan may not enroll.

202. Intermediate Japanese (4)

Prerequisites: JAPN 201; GE Foundation requirements, or formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study in Japanese.
Continuation of first year Japanese. Further development of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and communication.
Native speakers of Japanese who have completed compulsory education in Japan may not enroll.

250. Japanese Anime and Manga (3)

Students examine, analyze, and discuss selected topics in Japanese culture and modern society by analyzing Japanese animation (anime) and printed cartoons (manga). Familiarity with Japanese language is desirable but not required.


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