Japanese (JAPN)

JAPN 15101     ELEMENTARY JAPANESE I      4 Credit Hours

Introduction to modern standard Japanese in the context of Japanese culture.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 15102     ELEMENTARY JAPANESE II      4 Credit Hours

A continuation of the introduction to modern standard Japanese in the context of Japanese culture.

Prerequisite: JAPN 15101.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 25201     INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I      4 Credit Hours

Continued development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills using a variety of cultural materials.

Prerequisite: JAPN 15102.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 25202     INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II      4 Credit Hours

Continuation of JAPN 25201.

Prerequisite: JAPN 25201.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 30095     SPECIAL TOPICS      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Topic to be announced in schedule of classes.

Prerequisite: Permission.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 35101     INTENSIVE JAPANESE GRAMMAR      3 Credit Hours

A continuation of the study of modern standard Japanese grammar. Focus on passive, causative, passive-causative forms.

Prerequisite: Minimum C grade in JAPN 25202.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 35102     ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II      5 Credit Hours

Continuation of JAPN 35101.

Prerequisite: Minimum C grade in JAPN 35101.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 5 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 35325     READINGS IN MODERN JAPANESE      3 Credit Hours

Close readings of contemporary Japanese topics such as technology, pop culture, food, geography, etc. Emphasizes reading skills, vocabulary, and kanji. Pre/corequisites: JAPN 35101

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 35326     READINGS IN TRADITIONAL JAPANESE      3 Credit Hours

Close readings of traditional Japanese topics such as folk tales, arts, history, haiku, etc. Emphasizes reading skills, vocabulary and Kanji. Pre/corequiaites: JAPN 35101

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 45096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN JAPANESE      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Individual study supervised by a faculty member on an approved topic dealing with Japanese language and-or culture.

Prerequisite: JAPN 25201.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

JAPN 45201     ADVANCED JAPANESE I      5 Credit Hours

Advanced study of the four language skills, with particular emphasis on general conversational proficiency and reading of authentic texts to enhance linguistic and cultural competence.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C (2.000) in JAPN 35102.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 5 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 45202     ADVANCED JAPANESE II      5 Credit Hours

A continuation of Advanced Japanese I, teaches the four skills equally—listening, speaking, reading and writing. The class is conducted in Japanese. Students learn how to use Japanese to solve problems in authentic situations.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C (2.000) in JAPN 45201.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 5 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 45211     WRITING IN JAPANESE      3 Credit Hours

Advanced study of Japanese with emphasis on writing in different styles (essays, questionnaires, charts, emails, etc).Pre/corequisite: JAPN 35101

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 45212     ORAL COMMUNICATION IN JAPANESE      3 Credit Hours

The class focuses on oral communication. Students practice expressing their opinions on familiar subjects and various topics related to Japanese culture through group discussion, interviews, role plays, and presentations. They learn different communication strategies and conversation styles from casual to formal.Pre/corequisite: JAPN 35101

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 45301     BUSINESS JAPANESE      3 Credit Hours

Development of the four language skills in a manner specific to Japanese corporate settings. Introduces Japanese business practice and business etiquette.

Prerequisite: JAPN 35102.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 45411     VOICES FROM JAPAN      3 Credit Hours

Designed to further develop students' proficiency in speaking, listening, writing and reading comprehension. The textbook includes interviews of the Japanese from various backgrounds.Pre/corequisite: JAPN 35101

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 45421     JAPANESE CULTURE      3 Credit Hours

Explores key aspects of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. Taught in English; no knowledge of Japanese necessary.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 45591     VARIABLE TOPIC SEMINAR IN JAPANESE      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Seminar in Japanes literature or culture; course may be repeated when content varies. Student should have completed at least 9 hours of upper division work in Japanese.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 55301     BUSINESS JAPANESE      3 Credit Hours

Development of the four language skills in a manner specific to Japanese corporate settings. Introduces Japanese business practice and business etiquette.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 65010     THE PRACTICE OF JAPANESE TRANSLATION      2 Credit Hours

Provides an introduction to the translation of non-specialized, non-fiction Japanese texts, focusing on common problem areas, general translation strategies, and specific techniques for resolving problems.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Corequisite: TRST 60010.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 65091     SEMINAR      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Topic announced in schedule of classes; may be repeated when content varies.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 65098     RESEARCH      1-15 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Research or individual investigation for master's level graduate students. Credits earned applied toward degree requirements if department approves.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and departmental approval.

Schedule Type: Research

Contact Hours: 1-15 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U-IP

JAPN 65240     LITERARY AND CULTURAL TRANSLATION      3 Credit Hours

Translation of documents from a variety of literary and cultural sources, including literature, expository and journalistic prose, scholarly treaties and essays.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 65250     COMMERCIAL, LEGAL AND DIPLOMATIC TRANSLATION      3 Credit Hours

An introduction to methods and resources for the translation of commercial,economic, financial, legal, diplomatic and governmental documents.

Prerequisite: TRST 60010 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 65251     SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND MEDICAL TRANSLATION      3 Credit Hours

An introduction to methods and resources for the translation of scientific, technical, industrial and medical documents.

Prerequisite: TRST 60010 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JAPN 65979     CASE STUDY IN TRANSLATION      3 Credit Hours

Students will be responsible for a major translation and a terminology glossary as well as a critical analysis of the source text, the problems encountered during the translation process and the strategies used to solve them.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory