Courses

SPRING 2018 JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSES

  • J102 Elementary Japanese 2

    For undergraduates only.
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: grade of C or better in J101 or equivalent proficiency

    Continuation of J101.

  • J202 Second Year Japanese 2

    For undergraduates only
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: grade of C or better in J201 or equivalent proficiency

    Continuation of J201.

  • J302 Third Year Japanese 2

    For undergraduates only
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: grade of C or better in J301 or equivalent proficiency.

    Continuation of J301.

  • J313 Business Japanese

    For undergraduates only
    3 credits
    Prerequisite: grade of C or better in J202 or equivalent proficiency.

    This course is designed to teach Japanese with emphasis on using Japanese for business purposes in the global setting. The prerequisite is completion of J202: Intermediate Japanese II or an EALC placement test score sufficient for placement in J301. The course is designed for intermediate-mid to intermediate-high level students (where level is determined by ACTFL OPI guidelines). The main objective of the course is to enable students to acquire the language skills and cultural knowledge necessary for effective communication within Japanese business contexts.

  • J402 Fourth Year Japanese 2

    For undergraduates only
    3 credits
    Prerequisite: grade of C or better in J401 or equivalent proficiency

    Continuation of J401.

  • J491 The World of Anime & Manga

    Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in J302 or equivalent proficiency 

    This course is intended mainly for undergraduate students who have completed the third year of Japanese or above or those who have an equivalent proficiency level in Japanese. Students who are registered for fourth-year Japanese will find it ideal to take this course simultaneously. Although the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing will be taught, more emphasis will be placed on speaking and listening. Excerpts from animated films by Miyazaki Hayao and others will be viewed mainly in class. However, from time to time , students may need to view animated films outside of class as well. The analysis and discussion will center around the cultural issues presented in the films. We will also read manga, paying attention to language uses and the features unique to manga. We will examine the special characteristics of manga writing and discuss issues presented in the stories. Students will be evaluated on their preparation for and participation in class. There will be frequent short quizzes that will cover mainly listening and reading comprehension. Students will be required to complete a course project.

  • J534 Third Year Japanese 2
    For graduates
    3 credits
    Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in J202 or equivalent proficiency based on EALC placement test. 
    These sections meet with J301
  • J544 Fourth Year Japanese 2

    For graduates only
    3 credits
    Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in J302/J534 or equivalent proficiency as determined by the EALC placement test. 
    Not suitable for native speakers.

    Emphasis on advanced reading skills.