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Course Descriptions JPNS

JAPANESE (JPNS)

Updated for 2013-2014

JPNS 101 Elementary Japanese I (4)

A course designed to teach the fundamentals of the language and culture of modern Japanese. Emphasis is placed on development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills using hiragana and katakana.

Rec Preparation: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

JPNS 102 Elementary Japanese II (4)

Continuation of JPNS 101. Continued emphasis is placed on listening and speaking skills, while an increased concentration is placed on reading and writing skills with introduction of kanji.

Prerequisite: JPNS 101 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

Rec Preparation: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

JPNS 111 Elementary Japanese for Communication I (3)

Japanese 111 is the first part of an elementary course with an emphasis on spoken Japanese designed for beginning students whose primary interest is to develop basic oral communication skills in Japanese. Although the primary emphasis is on spoken Japanese, class time will also be spent to enable students to acquire skills to read and write basic Japanese scripts.

JPNS 112 Elementary Japanese for Communication II (3)

Japanese 112 is the second part of an elementary course with an emphasis on spoken Japanese designed for beginning students whose primary interest is to develop basic oral communication skills in Japanese. Although the primary emphasis is on spoken Japanese, class time will also be spent to enable students to acquire skills to read and write basic Japanese scripts.

Prerequisite: JPNS 101 or JPNS 111 with a grade of C or better; or approval from Language Arts Division.

JPNS 197A Japanese for Customer Service (3)

A course designed to develop basic oral communication skills used in customer-service industry such as hotel, restaurant, or retail stores.

Rec Preparation: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

JPNS 201 Intermediate Japanese I (4) This course is a continuation of JPNS 102. Emphasis on listening and speaking skills continues while development of reading and writing skills are increased. Additional Kanji are introduced in the course. Students are expected to use more complex and compound sentences.

Prerequisite: JPNS 102 with a grade of C or better, or approval from the Language Arts Division. Recommended Prep: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

JPNS 202 Intermediate Japanese II (4)

Emphasize the continuation of the skills learned in Japanese 201. Classes are conducted entirely in Japanese. The teaching method used relies heavily on question-answer sessions between the instructor and students. Classes are conducted entirely visually and orally which requires active class participation.

Prerequisite: JPNS 201 with a grade of C or better, or approval from the Language Arts Division. Rec Preparation: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

JPNS 211 Intermediate Japanese for Communication I (3)

Japanese 211 is the first part of an intermediate course with an emphasis on spoken Japanese designed for intermediate students whose primary interest is to develop basic oral communication skills in Japanese. Although the primary emphasis is on spoken Japanese, class time will also be spent to enable students to acquire skills to read and write basic Japanese scripts and to read high-frequency basic kanji.

Prerequisite: JPNS 102 or 112 with a grade of C or better, or approval from the Language Arts Division.

JPNS 212 Intermediate Japanese for Communication II (3)

Japanese 212 is the second part of an intermediate course with an emphasis on spoken Japanese designed for intermediate students whose primary interest is to develop basic oral communication skills in Japanese. Although the primary emphasis is on spoken Japanese, class time will also be spent to enable students to acquire skills to read and write basic Japanese scripts and to read high-frequency basic kanji.

Prerequisite: JPNS 201 or JPNS 211 with a grade of C or better.

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