Japanese (JAPN)

JAPN 1001. Elementary Japanese I. 4 Credit Hours.

Essential principles of Japanese grammar and phonetics, acquisition of vocabulary through conversational exercises, video, and tape material. Introduction to the kana writing system. Humanities credit is awrded for JAPN 1001 upon successful completion of JAPN 1002 or JAPN 2001.

JAPN 1002. Elementary Japanese II. 4 Credit Hours.

Continuation of JAPN 1001. Introduction to kanji symbols.

JAPN 10X1. Trans Elementary Japanese I. 3 Credit Hours.

JAPN 10X2. Trans Elementary Japanese II. 3 Credit Hours.

JAPN 1813. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Permits a group of students to pursue areas of the Japanese language and culture not extensively treated in other courses.

JAPN 1814. Special Topics. 4 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in Japanese.

JAPN 1815. Special Topics. 5 Credit Hours.

JAPN 1816. Special Topics. 6 Credit Hours.

Permits a group of students to pursue areas of the Japanese language and culture not extensively treated in other courses.

JAPN 1XXX. Japanese Elective. 1-21 Credit Hours.

JAPN 2001. Intermediate Japanese I. 3 Credit Hours.

Further principles of Japanese grammar and vocabulary. Introduction to different styles and levels of speech. More kanji.

JAPN 2002. Intermediate Japanese II. 3 Credit Hours.

Continuation of JAPN 2001.

JAPN 2698. Research Assistantship. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

JAPN 2699. Undergraduate Research. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

JAPN 2813. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in Japanese.

JAPN 2XXX. Japanese Elective. 1-21 Credit Hours.

JAPN 3001. Advanced Japanese I. 3 Credit Hours.

Learn advanced grammar structures and develop the ability to produce longer conversations involving complex styles and levels of speech. More kanji.

JAPN 3061. Technical Japanese I. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to technical and scientific Japanese. Specialized vocabulary and concepts of chemistry, electrical engineering, computer science, and biology. Analysis and discussion of scientific issues in society.

JAPN 3691. Technical and Scientific Japanese. 5 Credit Hours.

Reading of intermediate/advanced technical and scientific Japanese texts. Analysis and discussion of scientific issues in society. Part of the Japanese intensive summer language program. Admission by application only.

JAPN 3692. Business Japanese. 5 Credit Hours.

Acquisition of business terminology, protocols, decorum strategies, and improvement of oral communication skills. Reading and writing of notes, correspondence, and reports. Part of the Japanese intensive summer language program. Admission by application only.

JAPN 3693. Japan Today. 5 Credit Hours.

Development of awareness toward cultural differences and potential communication problems through exploration of current socio-economic and corporate-cultural issues in Japan. Part of the Japanese intensive summer language program. Admission by application only.

JAPN 3813. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in Japanese.

JAPN 3823. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in Japanese.

JAPN 3833. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in Japanese.

JAPN 3XXX. Japanese Elective. 1-21 Credit Hours.

JAPN 4113. Advanced reading and Listening in Japanese. 3 Credit Hours.

This course introduces advanced grammar and stylistic and idiomatic expressions in Japanese in both written and spoken contexts on a wide range of topics.

JAPN 4123. Technical and Business Japanese Translation. 3 Credit Hours.

This is an applied language course that provides practical experience in translating technical and business documents to and from Japanese.

JAPN 4143. Cultural Relativism: Language and Strategies. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines 'cultural relativism' (Eastern/ Western, Japan/U.S.) as evidenced through linguistic systems communication strategies, and even religious orientation. Taught in Japanese.

JAPN 4163. Introduction to Japanese Linguistics. 3 Credit Hours.

This is an introductory course in Japanese literature and culture where students read and interpret authenitic literary texts and learn and discuss key cultural concepts. Conducted in Japanese.

JAPN 4165. Critical Readings in Japanese Culture and Arts. 3 Credit Hours.

This course helps improve reading skills of advanced learners by analyzing various written texts on topics of culture and society. Taught in Japanese.

JAPN 4173. Japanese Culture and Society through Anime. 3 Credit Hours.

Students will be able to appreciate anime's significance in historical, societal and cultural contexts, as well as the aesthetic quality of its form. Taught in Japanese.

JAPN 4183. Japanese Culture and Society through Songs. 3 Credit Hours.

Students will be exposed to songs in different historical, societal and cultural contexts of Japan, and appreciate their aesthetic quality. Taught in Japanese.

JAPN 4231. Designing Websites in Japanese. 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides instruction in text input in Japanese and explores language and intercultural communication issues when designing Web pages in Japanese. Taught in Japanese.

JAPN 4233. CALI Pedagogy for Japanese. 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores pedagogical issues in designing Computer-Assisted Language Instruction (CALI) programs for teaching Japanese. Taught in Japanese. Prerequisites: JAPN 3002 (JAPN 4231 highly recommended).

JAPN 4235. 3D RPG Development for Japanese Instruction. 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores pedagogical issues in designing Japanese instructional materials based on the 3D, RPG platform of Second Life. Taught primarily in Japanese. Prerequisites: JAPN 3002 (JAPN 4231 and JAPN 4233 are highly recommended).

JAPN 4500. Advanced Intercultural Seminar. 3 Credit Hours.

Integrates cross-cultural research and reflection into discussion of current issues in Japan. Intended for students who have had some study-abroad experience in Japan. Conducted mostly in Japanese.

JAPN 4543. Advanced Japanese for NLP Development. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will explore advanced linguistic, semantic and pragmatic issues unique to Japanese required for developing a NLP system of text-based Japanese.

JAPN 4695. Japanese Internship. 1-3 Credit Hours.

Professional experience with a business/organization in which students enhance their language skills and cultural knowledge in Japanese in relation to the practical goals/objectives of the entity.

JAPN 4698. Research Assistantship. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

JAPN 4699. Undergraduate Research. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

JAPN 4743. Japanese Society and Politics. 3 Credit Hours.

Surveys key aspects of Japanese society and politics through the use of Japanese language readings, films, and other instructional materials. Course taught mostly in Japanese. Crosslisted with INTA 4743.

JAPN 4750. Japanese Discourse and Grammar. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is about Japanese spoken and written discourse, designed for acquiring skills for managing interpersonal relationships through advanced discourse.

JAPN 4780. Japanese Applied Linguistics. 3 Credit Hours.

This course helps develop analytical skills to better understand human languages, particularly English and Japanese. Taught in English. Credit not allowed for both JAPN 4780 and LING 4780.

JAPN 4813. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics of interest not covered in the regular course offerings.

JAPN 4823. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in Japanese.

JAPN 4833. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in Japanese.

JAPN 4901. Special Problems. 1-21 Credit Hours.

Provides the special instruction required under special programs.

JAPN 4902. Special Problems. 1-21 Credit Hours.

Special problems course for advanced students. Topics to be arranged with instructor.

JAPN 4XXX. Japanese Elective. 1-21 Credit Hours.