A course for beginners of Japanese.
The primary goal of this
course is to acquire the basic skills necessary to begin communicating in Japanese.
The secondary goal of gaining insight into the Japanese language world comes
means of performing the language with an understanding of cultural and contextual
appropriateness. Emphasis is placed on four language skills: listening, speaking,
reading and writing, with a primary focus on oral communication. Class meets
days per week. Laboratory work is also required. Conducted both in Japanese and
English. Four Credits Nakajima Fall Semester
A continuation of Japanese I.
This course is designed to
continue to develop appropriate communicative skills in the Japanese language
Class meets four days per week. Laboratory work is also required. Emphasis
on all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, with
focus on oral communication. Conducted primarily in Japanese. Prerequisite:
I, placement or equivalent. Four Credits Nakajima Spring Semester
A continuation of Japanese II.
The objective of this course is
to further expand communicative skills in Japanese with cultural and contextual
appropriateness. Class meets four days per week. Laboratory work is also required.
Prerequisite: Japanese II, placement or equivalent.
Four Credits Nakajima Fall Semester
For Japanese 201 and every
course higher, a grade of C or better is required in order to proceed
to the next course in the sequence.
A continuation of Japanese III
with added emphasis on
reading and writing skills. Class meets four days per week. Laboratory work
required. Prerequisites: Japanese III, placement, or equivalent, and a grade
of C or
better in Japanese 201. Conducted primarily in Japanese.
Four Credits Nakajima Spring Semester
experience in the Japanese
language in various contexts such as teaching Japanese culture at the elementary
or using Japanese skills in business. The number of credits granted will
by the number of hours involved per week. This course may be repeated for
Prior permission of instructor and chairperson required.
Credits to be Arranged Both Semesters
of Japanese culture
and history from ancient to modern times. This course takes an in-depth
look at the
modern Japanese scene first, including business, society, education, politics,
religion; and, secondly, moves into historical Japan. The course consists
presentations, multi-media and some practical Japanese lessons. No prerequisites.
Conducted in English. Alternate years. Four Credits May Term
This course is designed
to develop more advanced
communicative skills with emphasis placed upon acquiring greater proficiency
performing the language in a culturally appropriate manner. Conducted in Japanese.
Prerequisites: Japanese 202 or equivalent. Four Credits Fall Semester
A continuation of Advanced
Japanese I. This course
is designed to expand on the communicative skills acquired in the sequence
Japanese I-IV and Advanced Japanese I. Prerequisites: Japanese 301 or equivalent.
Four Credits Spring Semester
Individual study under the direction
instructor designated by the chairperson of the department in one of the
areas: literature, language, civilization or methodology. This course may
upon consultation with departmental faculty advisor; a maximum of eight
be counted toward the major. Prerequisite: prior permission of instructor
chairperson. Two to Four Credits Both Semesters
course designed for
advanced students of Japanese. The primary object of this course is to
speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in the higher level.
required to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test instituted by
Ministry of Education at the end of the semester. The secondary objective
provide the student with a basic knowledge of Japanese literature. Conducted
in Japanese. Prerequisite: Japanese 302 or equivalent.
Two to Four Credits Nakajima Both Semesters
This course provides
supervised practical experience
in international business, media, education or government. Normally junior
and the completion of at least a Japanese minor are prerequisites. Although
taken in conjunction with an existing off-campus program, students working
with faculty may make individual arrangements with a local host institution
organization. Following consultation with the off-campus coordinator,
for this internship is required to submit a proposal describing in detail
this program to
be pursued, including the materials which will be submitted; a time schedule
submitting evidence; and the criteria for performance evaluation. If
should be finalized prior to the semester in which the internship will
number of credits to be determined in consultation with instructor and
This course may be repeated for credit. Approval of chairperson required.