Academic Calendar Winter/Summer 2018

Japanese


English language proficiency requirements

Students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ELS or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

Native or near-native speakers of the language should contact the Modern Languages department for proper placement.

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

JAPN 101

3 credits

Japanese Language I

Prerequisite(s): None.

This is a comprehensive introductory course in the Japanese language for beginners to gain beginning-level communicative competency and to form a solid foundation for further studies. Four skills in Japanese will be practiced: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

JAPN 102

3 credits

Japanese Language II

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: JAPN 101, Japanese 11, or assessment of the department.

Four skills in Japanese: speaking, listening, reading, and writing will be practiced with adequate vocabulary, grammar and cultural knowledge.

JAPN 103

3 credits

Japanese Study Tour: Language and Culture

Prerequisite(s): None.

Designed for students who have little or no knowledge of Japanese, this course offers students an introduction to Japanese language and culture through a study tour of Japan. It includes in-class lectures and a 2- to 3-week study tour experience. Field journal notes and a term paper will be assigned.

JAPN 201

3 credits

Intermediate Japanese I

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 102 or equivalent

This course is designed for students who have prior knowledge of the Japanese language, mainly through Basic Japanese I and II, or equivalent courses. The objectives of the course are to advance students' fluency as well as accuracy in speech and listening comprehension, to develop students' reading and writing skills, and to increase their understanding of modern Japanese culture through authentic materials.

JAPN 202

3 credits

Intermediate Japanese II

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 201or equivalent

This course is designed for students who have completed intermediate Japanese I or equivalent courses. The objectives of the course are to advance students' fluency as well as accuracy in speech and listening comprehension, to develop students' reading and writing skills, and to increase their understanding of modern Japanese culture through authentic materials. Students will develop the skills to use Japanese in both social and workplace situations.

JAPN 301

4 credits

Third-Year Japanese I

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 202

As an integrated course, four skills of the Japanese language (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are reinforced to the advanced level. Authenticity of verbal and written communications, in particular cultural situations, is pursued.

JAPN 302

4 credits

Third-Year Japanese II

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 301 or equivalent

This course is the second of a two-semester sequence of 300-level Japanese courses. The course aims to develop four communication skills of the Japanese language (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as conversation strategies. Authenticity of verbal and written communications, in particular cultural situations, is pursued.

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