JPN - Japanese Studies

JPN 1010 Elementary Japanese I Cr. 4

Introduction to written and spoken Japanese. Offered Every Term.

Course Material Fees: $5

JPN 1020 Elementary Japanese II Cr. 4

Continuation of JPN 1010. Offered Every Term.

Prerequisites: JPN 1010 with a minimum grade of D-

Course Material Fees: $5

JPN 2010 Intermediate Japanese I Cr. 4

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Foreign Culture, Global Learning Inquiry

Continuation of JPN 1020. Focus on language and Japanese culture. Offered Every Term.

Prerequisites: JPN 1020 with a minimum grade of D-

Course Material Fees: $5

JPN 2020 Intermediate Japanese II Cr. 4

Continuation of JPN 2010. Language and culture learned through situational activities with tasks to develop language proficiency. Enhancement of Kanji (ideograph writing system) learning to help students develop higher reading proficiency. Offered Winter.

Prerequisites: JPN 2010 with a minimum grade of D-

Course Material Fees: $5

JPN 2110 Listening Japanese with Media and Animation Cr. 3

Development of listening skills using Japanese media, animation, and movies. Offered Intermittently.

Prerequisites: JPN 1020 with a minimum grade of D-

JPN 2710 Japanese Culture Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultural Inquiry

Survey of Japanese culture from its beginning to the present day. Japanese thought, religion, art, society, literature, film. Offered Fall.

JPN 2720 Japanese Culture through Myth, Fairy Tales, and Media Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultural Inquiry, Global Learning Inquiry

Introduces Japanese philosophy, beliefs, values, and cultural heritage through a broad survey of Japanese fairy tales and media forms (cinema, TV drama, and Anime). Through the analysis of these different texts, students will consider questions related to Japanese identity, culture, communication styles, and politics, reflecting in particular on questions of space, place, and the environment. Ethnographic approaches will be also introduced. Offered Spring/Summer.

JPN 2800 Culture Studies in Japan (Homestay and Study Abroad Tour) Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultural Inquiry

Survey of Japanese culture taught in English. Introduction of family and group organization, customs, pop culture (fashion/music/films), aspects of daily lives (thought/religion/arts/society), and a brief modern history. Also, survival language practice. Offered Spring/Summer.

Prerequisites: JPN 1010 with a minimum grade of D-

Equivalent: ASN 2800

JPN 3010 Advanced Japanese I Cr. 3

Introduction to high intermediate grammar. Three thematic units: body and health; life and careers; communication and media. Emphasis on communication for business. Offered Yearly.

Prerequisites: JPN 2020 with a minimum grade of D-

JPN 3020 Advanced Japanese II Cr. 3

Introduction to language pertinent to media communication, using written, visual, and/or audio materials. Offered Yearly.

Prerequisites: JPN 3010 with a minimum grade of D-

JPN 3030 Japanese Reading and Writing Cr. 3

Various writing styles. Emphasis on expanding the vocabulary and Kanji characters. Offered Yearly.

Prerequisites: JPN 3010 with a minimum grade of D-

JPN 3540 Intensive Japanese Cr. 4-6

Introduction to the linguistic patterns, sound system, and writing system of the Japanese language. Open only to JCMU Study Abroad Students. Offered Fall, Winter.

Repeatable for 12 Credits

JPN 3990 Directed Study Cr. 1-6

Directed study tailored to student and faculty interests and specializations. Offered Every Term.

Repeatable for 6 Credits

JPN 4010 Business Japanese I Cr. 3

Expansion of vocabulary and grammar knowledge especially used for business settings. Acquisition of business language and etiquette, role-playing of conversation patterns, reading business memos and documents. Classes are all task-oriented for business. (Basic.) Offered Yearly.

Prerequisites: JPN 3020 with a minimum grade of D-

JPN 4550 Japanese Culture and Society I Cr. 4

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Foreign Culture, Global Learning Inquiry

Examination of significant social institutions and cultural aspects of modern Japanese society, including their historical development. Open only to JCMU Study Abroad Students. Offered Fall.

JPN 4560 Japanese Culture and Society II Cr. 4

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Foreign Culture, Global Learning Inquiry

Significant social institutions and cultural aspects of modern Japanese society, including their historical development. Open only to JCMU Study Abroad Students. Offered Winter.

JPN 4850 Studies in Japanese Culture Cr. 4

Selected topics, themes, subjects on modern Japanese society, to be announced in Schedule of Classes. Offered Fall, Winter.

Repeatable for 8 Credits

JPN 5220 Languages of Asia Cr. 3

Introduction to major language families in Asia; grammar, sounds, language contacts. Offered Winter.

Equivalent: CHI 5220, LIN 5100

JPN 5999 Internship in Japanese Studies Cr. 3

Internships in Japanese studies allow students to apply the knowledge they have acquired through the Japanese program and to gain practical experience in their scholarly and professional areas of interest. An internship can also allow students to explore possible areas in which they would like to pursue a career. Offered Every Term.

Prerequisite: JPN 3010 with a minimum grade of D-