Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan (Creative Commons, OiMax – Flickr)

101. BEGINNING JAPANESE 1 3 cr.
Intensive functional approach to the four language skills in a cultural context. Classroom, multimedia, computer-assisted instruction. For students with little or no previous study of Japanese or by placement test. (Fall)

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

198. BEGINNING INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr.
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 or by placement test. Further development of the four language skills for communication in a cultural context; expansion of vocabulary, idiomatic usage, and grammar. JP 201 or equivalent prerequisite for JP 202. (Fall: 201; Spring: 202)

298. INTERMEDIATE INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr.
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; expansion of vocabulary, idiomatic usage, and grammar. JP 301 or equivalent prerequisite for JP 302. (Fall: 301; Spring: 302)

398. INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Supervised independent study of Japanese at the high-intermediate/advanced level. 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 INDEPENDENT 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.