Courses

LJPN 100  First-Year Japanese I  Credits: 5 (5-0-0)

Course Description: Essentials of Japanese for the beginner: aural comprehension, speaking, reading, writing.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: No previous study in Japanese. Credit not allowed for both LJPN 100 and LJPN 105.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LJPN 101  First-Year Japanese II  Credits: 5 (5-0-0)

Course Description: Essentials of Japanese for the continuing student: aural comprehension, speaking, reading, writing.
Prerequisite: LJPN 100 or LJPN 105.
Registration Information: Open to all levels. Credit not allowed for both LJPN 101 and LJPN 107.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LJPN 200  Second-Year Japanese I (GT-AH4)  Credits: 5 (3-0-2)

Course Description: Review and practice of Japanese language and culture in the three modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretative and presentational communication and in all four skills (speaking, writing, listening, and reading) with a focus on a proficiency level target of intermediate-low.
Prerequisite: LJPN 101 or LJPN 107.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. Placement exam can substitute for LJPN 101. Sections offered as Mixed Face-to-Face or Online.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Arts & Humanities 3B, World Languages (GT-AH4).

LJPN 201  Second-Year Japanese II (GT-AH4)  Credits: 5 (5-0-0)

Course Description: Review and expensive practice of Japanese language and culture in the three modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretative and presentational communication and in all four skills (speaking, writing, listening, and reading) with a focus on a proficiency level target of intermediate-Mid.
Prerequisite: LJPN 200.
Registration Information: Placement exam can substitute for LJPN 200. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Arts & Humanities 3B, World Languages (GT-AH4).

LJPN 208  Kanji Study  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Kanji (Chinese characters) learning strategies, through examination and analysis of Kanji characters.
Prerequisite: LJPN 100 or LJPN 105.
Registration Information: May be taken up to 4 times for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LJPN 250  Introduction to Japanese Culture (GT-AH2)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Selected works in literature (in translation), film, translation from different periods and genres which represent the visual interrelationship of the Japanese language, literature, and performing arts, as well as cultural artifacts from different periods and genres which represent the interrelationship of Japanese language, literature, and culture.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Arts & Humanities 3B, Literature & Humanities (GT-AH2).

LJPN 252A  Study Abroad--Japan : Cultural Studies  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Experiential learning of traditional and modern aspects of Japanese culture.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Credit not allowed for both LJPN 252A and LJPN 282A.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LJPN 296  Group Study-Japanese  Credits: Var[1-5] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Group study in Japanese language/literature/culture.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LJPN 304  Third-Year Japanese I  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Development of reading comprehension, communicative competence, and cultural understanding.
Prerequisite: LJPN 201.
Registration Information: Placement exam can substitute for LJPN 201.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LJPN 305  Third-Year Japanese II  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Enhanced development of reading comprehension, communicative competence, and cultural sensitivity.
Prerequisite: LJPN 304.
Registration Information: Placement exam can substitute for LJPN 304.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LJPN 365  Introduction to Japanese Cinema Studies  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Terminology, techniques, and approaches specific to Japanese cinema. Taught in Japanese.
Prerequisite: LJPN 305.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LJPN 382A  Study Abroad--Japan: Japanese Language and Culture  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Practice and improve Japanese language skills to enable communication in the Japanese language at an intermediate level, and to critically analyze the Japanese culture through a variety of activities. Compare and contrast cultures, and increase global awareness through experiential learning such as field trips.
Prerequisite: LJPN 201.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LJPN 404  Historical Aspects of the Language and Society  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced Japanese language course designed to further enhance proficiency through a variety of activities.
Prerequisite: LJPN 305.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LJPN 405  Integrated Japanese: Beyond Words  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced Japanese language course designed to further enhance proficiency through a variety of activities for the continuing student.
Prerequisite: LJPN 305.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LJPN 408  Advanced Kanji Study  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Kanji learning strategies and acquisition of advanced Kanji characters.
Prerequisite: LJPN 201.
Registration Information: May be taken up to 4 times for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LJPN 495  Independent Study-Japanese  Credits: Var[1-6] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must have completed three years of college-level Japanese.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LJPN 496  Group Study-Japanese  Credits: Var[1-5] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: LJPN 305.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.