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Japanese Course Descriptions

JAPN 1411:  Beginning Japanese I

Designed for the student having little or no previous exposure to the Japanese language, this course concentrates on developing the ability to understand, speak, read, and write in Japanese.  Class conversation is a key element in the instruction.  Course also includes basic vocabulary, grammatical structures, and culture.  Not open to native speakers.

JAPN 1412:  Beginning Japanese II

Designed for the student having little or no previous exposure to the Japanese language, this course concentrates on developing the ability to understand, speak, read, and write in Japanese.  Class conversation is a key element in the instruction.  Course also includes basic vocabulary, grammatical structures, and culture.  Not open to native speakers.

JAPN 2311: Intermediate Japanese I

This course continues development of skills in Japanese conversation, composition, cultural readings, and grammar review. Not open to native speakers. Prerequisite: JAPN 1411 and 1412 or 3 units of high school Japanese.

JAPN 2312: Intermediate Japanese II

This course continues development of skills in Japanese conversation, composition, cultural readings, and grammar review. Not open to native speakers. Prerequisite: JAPN 1411, 1412 and 2311 or 3 units of high school Japanese.

 JAPN 1611: Accelerated Japanese I 

Designed for students having no exposure to Japanese, this course offers 6 credit hours a semester to accelerate student learning. It emphasizes speaking, listening, and reading skills along with a focus on basic grammar and development of vocabulary.

 JAPN 2611: Accelerated Japanese II

Designed for students who have completed at least 6 hours of Japanese or the equivalents, this course offers 6 credit hours to accelerate student learning. It emphasizes speaking, listening, and reading skills along with a focus on advanced grammar and vocabulary.

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