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JAPN-1011 Beginning Japanese Language and Culture I
04 Semester Credits
Introduction to modern Japanese. Listening, speaking, reading, writing, and basic grammatical structures, with emphasis on appropriate social use of the language within Japanese culture. Hiragana, katakana, and 75-100 kanji. Basics of kanji dictionaries. Presented through class interaction, audio, video, and computer lab instruction.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None. 

JAPN-1021 Beginning Japanese Language and Culture II
04 Semester Credits
Continued study of modern Japanese in social and cultural context. Emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking regarding practical daily transactions. Reading basic, graded texts and writing simple compositions, integrating basic grammatical structures, hiragana, katakana, and 100-150 new kanji. Acquiring speed in referring to kanji dictionaries. Class interaction, audio, video and computer lab.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): JAPN-1011 Beginning Japanese Language and Culture I; or departmental approval.

JAPN-2011 Intermediate Japanese Language and Culture I
04 Semester Credits
Continued study of modern Japanese in social and cultural context. Listening and speaking skills necessary for basic function and communication in Japanese society. Reading functional, intermediate, graded texts and writing brief compositions and personal correspondence, integrating intermediate grammatical structures and 150-200 new kanji. Class interaction, audio, video, and computer lab.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): JAPN-1021 Beginning Japanese Language and Culture II, or departmental approval.

JAPN-2021 Intermediate Japanese Language and Culture II
04 Semester Credits
Continued study of modern Japanese in social and cultural context. Emphasis on communicative listening and speaking skills. Discussion of topics on Japanese culture and society. Reading and writing longer texts and compositions expressing more complex ideas, integrating 150-200 new kanji. Completion of Japanese grammar foundation. Class interaction, audio, video, and computer lab.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): JAPN-2011 Intermediate Japanese Language and Culture I, or departmental approval.

JAPN-2411 Advanced Japanese Language and Culture I
03 Semester Credits
Modern Japanese in social and cultural context. Development of focused listening comprehension and conversation skills. Discussion of cultural and business topics in Japanese. Reading selected literary texts. Introduction to formal writing style and its structural differences. Writing formal letters and brief essays. Introduction of 200-250 new kanji. Class interaction, audio, video, and computer lab.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): JAPN-2021 Intermediate Japanese Language and Culture II, or departmental approval.

JAPN-2421 Advanced Japanese Language and Culture II
03 Semester Credits
Modern Japanese in social and cultural context. Further development of focused listening and conversation skills. Discussion of aspects of Japanese politics and economy. Reading authentic texts such as periodicals, short stories, and novel excerpts. Writing journal entries and compositions of 200-400 characters. Introduction of 200-250 new kanji. Class interaction, audio, video, and computer lab.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): JAPN-2411 Advanced Japanese Language and Culture I, or departmental approval. 

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