JAPN-Japanese

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JAPN 1115. Beginning Japanese.5 Credit Hours.

An elementary course in understanding, speaking, reading and writing Japanese. Laboratory. This course does not count for major credit in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. (F) [I-FL].

JAPN 1225. Beginning Japanese (Continued).5 Credit Hours.

(Continued) Prerequisite: 1115. An elementary course in understanding, speaking, reading and writing Japanese. Laboratory. This course does not count for major credit in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. (Sp) [I-FL] .

JAPN 2013. Intermediate Japanese Listening and Speaking.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: JAPN 2113 or concurrent enrollment with JAPN 2113. Provides intensive training in listening and speaking in Japanese for students who have taken first year Japanese. Through a systematic review of grammar and vocabulary taught in 1000-level Japanese coursework, develops students' understanding of functional ability to understand and speak Japanese and introduces unique features of Japanese language and culture, including formal and casual speech levels in Japanese. (F, Sp)

JAPN 2113. Intermediate Japanese.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1225. Combination of basic Japanese grammar and vocabulary and their application to spoken and written Japanese. Laboratory (F)

JAPN 2223. Intermediate Japanese (Continued).3 Credit Hours.

(Continued) Prerequisite: 2113. Develops control of the grammar, vocabulary and idioms of spoken Japanese and provides a thorough introduction to the Japanese writing system as well as some grammatical structures peculiar to written Japanese. Laboratory (Sp)

JAPN 2970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

Special Topics. 1 to 3 hours. May be repeated; Maximum credit nine hours. Special topics course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research, and field projects. (Irreg.)

JAPN 3013. Advanced Japanese Listening and Speaking.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: JAPN 2223 or concurrent enrollment in JAPN 2223. Designed to give intensive training in listening and speaking in Japanese for students who have successfully completed Japanese 2113. Develops students' understanding of functional ability of listening and speaking Japanese. Unique features of Japanese language and culture will be learned, including casual/polite speech, honorifics, giving-receiving verbs, a variety of new forms, such as transitive/intransitive, causative, passive, causative-passive forms. (F, Sp)

JAPN 3113. Advanced Japanese I.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: JAPN 2223. Trains students in advanced Japanese language skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing and introduces new grammatical forms, vocabularies and expressions. Prepares students to understand Japanese society. (F, Sp)

JAPN 3223. Advanced Japanese II.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: JAPN 3113 or equivalent. An advanced course in conversation and composition covering cultural topics. Develops listening and speaking skills to communicate orally in authentic Japanese and expands spoken and written vocabulary knowledge. Presenting ideas in speech and composition effectively will be practiced. (Sp)

JAPN 3440. Mentored Research Experience.3 Credit Hours.

0 to 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. For the inquisitive student to apply the scholarly processes of the discipline to a research or creative project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Student and instructor should complete an Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects (URCP) Mentoring Agreement and file it with the URCP office. Not for honors credit. (F, Sp, Su)

JAPN 3960. Honors Reading.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Consists of topics designated by the instructor in keeping with the student's major program. The topics will cover materials not usually presented in the regular courses. (F, Sp, Su)

JAPN 3970. Honors Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Subjects covered vary. Deals with concepts not usually treated in regular courses. (Irreg.)

JAPN 3980. Honors Research.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Will provide an opportunity for the gifted Honors candidate to work at a special project in the student's field. (F, Sp, Su)

JAPN 3990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: 2223. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. Contracted independent study for topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. (F, Sp)

JAPN 4013. Topics in Japanese Culture.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: JAPN 2223. Offers students an opportunity to perfect their Japanese speaking skill and their understanding of Japanese culture. (F)

JAPN 4113. Japanese Language and Society I.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: JAPN 3223 or JAPN 4543. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit six hours. Designed to develop the advanced-level proficiency in reading and writing. Authentic reading materials on various topics will be used in combination with discussions, and oral and written reports. Emphasis is placed on strengthening correct usage of grammar and increasing knowledge of Kanji and compound terms using expressions and idioms in Japanese. (F)

JAPN 4543. Introduction to Classical Japanese.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: JAPN 3223. Students will learn classical Japanese grammar, major Japanese literary texts, as well as Japanese customs in ancient Japan. (Sp)

JAPN 4960. Directed Readings.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: good standing in University; permission of instructor and dean. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Designed for upper-division students who need opportunity to study a specific problem in greater depth than formal course content permits. (Irreg.)

JAPN 4970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

JAPN 4990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit six hours. Contracted independent study on one or more topics not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (F, Sp, Su)

JAPN 4993. Senior Capstone in Japanese.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: JAPN 4113. Examines Japanese modern literature with a focus on the questions of Japanese modernity, post-modernity, nationalism, and cultural identity. (Sp)[V].

JAPN 5960. Directed Readings.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated; maximum credit twelve hours. Directed readings and/or literature reviews under the direction of a faculty member. (F, Sp, Su)

JAPN 5970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

JAPN 5990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit 12 hours. Contracted independent study on one or more topics not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory and field projects. (F, Sp, Su)