Visiting Instructor: K. Nakano

In the Japanese program students learn the language of Japan, a country known for its rich history, economic power, and ever-changing popular culture. Courses are offered at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Independent study courses are available to students who have completed advanced-level courses.

Graduates with proficiency in Japanese are well positioned for jobs in fields such as government, international relations, finance, tourism, translation, and teaching. Moreover, learning Japanese is simpler than it might at first appear. Beginning students quickly master the phonetic alphabet and Japanese characters.

101. BEGINNING JAPANESE 1 3 cr. Intensive functional approach to the four language skills in a cultural context. Classroom, multimedia, computer-assisted instruction. (Fall)

102. BEGINNING JAPANESE II 3 cr. Prerequisite: JP 101 or equivalent. Amplification of language skills in a cultural context. (Spring)

198. BEGINNING SUPERVISED STUDY 1-3 cr. (Formerly JP 191-192) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Supervised independent study of Japanese at the beginning level. May be repeated with a different topic.

199. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr. Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance. May be repeated with a different topic.

201-202. INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I, II 3 cr. Prerequisite: JP 102 or equivalent. Further development of the four language skills for communication in a cultural context; expanding of vocabulary, idiomatic usage, and grammar. JP 201 or equivalent prerequisite for JP 202. (Fall-201, Spring-202)

298. INTERMEDIATE SUPERVISED STUDY 1-3 cr. (Formerly JP 291-292) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Supervised independent study of Japanese at the intermediate level. May be repeated with a different topic.

299. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr. Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance. May be repeated with a different topic.

301-302. ADVANCED JAPANESE I, II 3 cr. Prerequisite: JP 202 or equivalent. Advanced study of the four language skills; expanding of vocabulary, idiomatic usage, and grammar. JP 301 or equivalent prerequisite for JP 302. (Fall-301, Spring-302)

398. SUPERVISED STUDY 1-3 cr. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Supervised independent study. May be repeated with a different topic.

399. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr. Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance. May be repeated with a different topic.

498. ADVANCED SUPERVISED STUDY 1-3 cr. Prerequisites: JP 302 or 398 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated with a different topic.

499. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr. Prerequisites: JP 302 or 398 or equivalent, JP 498 or equivalent. Contemporary Japanese used in various areas of specialization. May be repeated with a different topic.