Courses: Japanese

JAPANESE (JPNS)

Course descriptions from the 2017-2018 Catalog.

JPNS 51 Japanese for 1st-Time Learners (3)

A course designed to introduce the fundamentals of Japanese language and develop the skills in conversational Japanese for first-time learners. First-time learners who are planning to take JPNS 101 are encouraged to take this course. (Formerly JPNS 97).

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 Prep: ENG 22 or ENG 24 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 Prep: ENG 22 or ENG 24 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

JPNS 141 Japanese for Customer Service (3)

A course designed to develop basic oral communication skills in Japanese used in the customer service industry such as hotels, restaurants, or retail stores.

Rec Prep: ENG 22 or ENG 24 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

JPNS 151 Conversational Japanese (3)

A course designed to further develop the skills in beginning-level conversational Japanese. While emphasis is placed on the conversation skills, class time is also spent on establishing students' abilities to read words and phrases related to consumer products and public signs commonly encountered in Japan.

Prerequisite: JPNS 51 or higher with a grade of C or CR or better.

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.

Rec Prep: ENG 22 or ENG 24 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 Prep: ENG 22 or ENG 24 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.