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Japanese Course Offerings



100 LEVEL

101. Japanese I
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 by 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 four days per week. Laboratory work is also required. Conducted both in Japanese and English.
Professor Nakajima. Four Credits. Fall Semester. Hope Catalog.

102. Japanese II
A continuation of Japanese I. This course is designed to continue to develop appropriate communicative skills in the Japanese language world. Class meets four days per week. Laboratory work is also required. Emphasis is placed on all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, with a primary focus on oral communication. Conducted primarily in Japanese.
Prerequisite: Japanese I, placement or equivalent.
Professor Nakajima. Four Credits. Spring Semester. Hope Catalog.

200 LEVEL

201. Japanese III
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.
Professor Nakajima. Four Credits. Fall Semester. Hope Catalog.

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.

202. Japanese IV
A continuation of Japanese III with added emphasis on reading and writing skills. Class meets four days per week. Laboratory work is also required. Conducted primarily in Japanese.
Prerequisites: Japanese III, placement, or equivalent, and a grade of C or better in Japanese 201.
Professor Nakajima. Four Credits. Spring Semester. Hope Catalog.

280. Practicum in Japanese
Practical experience in the Japanese language in various contexts such as teaching Japanese culture at the elementary level or using Japanese skills in business. The number of credits granted will be determined by the number of hours involved per week. This course may be repeated for credit.
Prior permission of instructor and chairperson required.
Credits to be Arranged. Both Semesters. Hope Catalog.

295. Intro to Japanese Culture and History
An overview 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, and religion; and, secondly, moves into historical Japan. The course consists of lectures, presentations, multi-media and some practical Japanese lessons. No prerequisites. Conducted in English.
Alternate years. Four Credits. May Term. Hope Catalog

299. Apprentice Teaching Internship
A practical and contractual internship in assisting the beginning level of Japanese classes. Enrollment by selection.
No Credit. Professor Nakajima. Fall Semester. Hope Catalog.

300 LEVEL

301. Advanced Japanese I
This course is designed to develop more advanced communicative skills with emphasis placed upon acquiring greater proficiency in performing the language in a culturally appropriate manner. Conducted in Japanese.
Prerequisites: Japanese 202 or equivalent.
Four Credits. Fall Semester. Hope Catalog.

302. Advanced Japanese II
A continuation of Advanced Japanese I. This course is designed to expand on the communicative skills acquired in the sequence of Japanese I-IV and Advanced Japanese I.
Prerequisites: Japanese 301 or equivalent.
Four Credits. Spring Semester. Hope Catalog.

399. Apprentice Teaching Internship
A practical and contractual internship in assisting the beginning level of Japanese classes. Enrollment by selection.
No Credit. Spring Semester. Hope Catalog

400 LEVEL

490. Special Problems in Japanese
Individual study under the direction of an instructor designated by the chairperson of the department in one of the following areas: literature, language, civilization or methodology. This course may be repeated upon consultation with departmental faculty advisor; a maximum of eight credits may be counted toward the major.
Prerequisite: prior permission of instructor and department chairperson.
Two to Four Credits. Both Semesters. Hope Catalog.

495. Studies in Japanese Language and Literature
A course designed for advanced students of Japanese. The primary object of this course is to enhance speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in the higher level. Students are required to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test instituted by the Japanese Ministry of Education at the end of the semester. The secondary objective is to provide the student with a basic knowledge of Japanese literature. Conducted entirely in Japanese.
Prerequisite: Japanese 302 or equivalent.
Two to Four Credits. Professor Nakajima. Both Semesters. Hope Catalog.

499. Internship in Japanese
This course provides supervised practical experience in international business, media, education or government. Normally junior status and the completion of at least a Japanese minor are prerequisites. Although ordinarily taken in conjunction with an existing off-campus program, students working together with faculty may make individual arrangements with a local host institution of organization. Following consultation with the off-campus coordinator, each applicant 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 for submitting evidence; and the criteria for performance evaluation. If possible, proposals should be finalized prior to the semester in which the internship will occur. The number of credits to be determined in consultation with instructor and the chairperson. This course may be repeated for credit. Approval of chairperson required.
Both Semesters. Hope Catalog.