JPN - Japanese

JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I

Course Description: An introduction to the Japanese language and culture through a comprehensive approach designed to develop fundamental communication skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Supplementary videos, tapes, films and other materials are incorporated in the course.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring. PLV: Fall - Even years.

3 credits

JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II

Prerequisite: JPN 101or 2 years of high school Japanese.

Course Description: A continuation of principles established in JPN 101. In addition, the course will introduce more complex sentence structures, past and future verb tenses, the subjunctive mood, and increase fundamental vocabulary. Supplementary videos, tapes, films and other materials are incorporated in the course.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring. PLV: Spring - Odd years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

JPN 101 Min Grade D

JPN 154 Topic: Modern Japanese Literature and Film in English Translation

Lubin, CSIS, or Lienhard students may use this course to meet core requirements. Education and Dyson students may use this course for Enhancement or Dyson overlay. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III.

Course Description: Japan ended its national seclusion officially in 1868 and that marked the beginning of Japan's modern era. This course traces the development of modern Japanese literature.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

JPN 154C Topic: Japanese Culture Through Film

Conducted in English. Lubin, CSIS, and Lienhard students following the old core may use this course to meet core requirement. Education or Dyson students following the old core may use this course for Enhancement or Dyson overlay.
New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III.

Course Description: This course uses the medium of film and video to study both contemporary and traditional Japanese society and culture. Through the visual images presented, students will be able to observe and very nearly experience the way in which Japanese people live. Viewers can witness fashion and foods to emotional crises and social challenges in different eras.

3 credits

JPN 155 Topic from Japanese Literature in Translation

3 credits

JPN 161 Culture and Literature of Modern Japan

Course Description: Through a study of culture, Literature and film students will garner a better understanding of Japan in the 21st century.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall

3 credits

JPN 271 Intermediate Japanese I

3 credits

JPN 272 Intermediate Japanese II

3 credits

JPN 280 Intensive Review ofJapanese

Prerequisite: JPN 102 or 3 years of high school Japanese.

Course Description: This course is designed to bring students at an elementary level of proficiency in Japanese into the intermediate level of proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding as well as to foster cultural awareness.

3 credits

Prerequisites

JPN 102 Min Grade D

JPN 281 intermediate Japanese IIA

Course Description: A review and expansion of the principles learned in the first year of Japanese. Greater emphasis will be placed on reading and writing skills. Based on readings of texts related to contemporary cultural issues, the student will enhance his knowledge of the language and the culture.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

JPN 102 Min Grade D

JPN 283 Intermediate Japanese Conversation

or 4 years of high school Japanese.

3 credits

Prerequisites

JPN 280 Min Grade D

JPN 301 Advanced Japanese Seminar

Course Description:Learning Japanese language on the advanced reading and writing level and nurturing speaking and listening with individual tutoring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

JPN 101 Min Grade D and JPN 102 Min Grade D and JPN 208 Min Grade D and JPN 283 Min Grade D

JPN 380 Japanese Seminar: Japanese for Professions

Prerequisite:6 credits of intermediate Japanese or permission of Instructor.

Course Description: Seminars are designed to compliment the student's knowledge of Japanese literature by either covering material not included in other courses or by investigating in detail a major author or work.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

JPN 380C Seminar: Japanese Culture and Civilization

3 credits