Japanese (JPN)

Courses

JPN A101 First Year Japanese I 4 Credits

Introductory course for students with no previous knowledge of the Japanese language. Develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Japanese for effective communication at the elementary level. Students gain understanding of basic cross-cultural perspectives. Course conducted in Japanese.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

JPN A102 First Year Japanese II 4 Credits

Continuation of introductory course. Further develops elementary listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Japanese for effective communication. Enhances appreciation of cross-cultural perspectives. Course conducted in Japanese.

Prerequisites: JPN A101.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

JPN A201 Second Year Japanese I 4 Credits

Intermediate course for students with basic knowledge of Japanese. Enhances listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for effective communication at the second year level. Students critically examine diverse cultural perspectives. Course conducted in Japanese.

Prerequisites: JPN A102.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

JPN A202 Second Year Japanese II 4 Credits

Continuation of first semester in second year Japanese. Further develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency for effective communication and in preparation for advanced study of Japanese. Students interpret diverse cultural perspectives. Course conducted in Japanese.

Prerequisites: JPN A201.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

JPN A290 Selected Topics in Japanese Culture 1 Credit

Topics in Japanese culture such as Shodo (calligraphy), Zen Meditation, Ikebana (flower arrangement), and Chado/Sado (tea ceremony). Gives students opportunities to learn Japanese culture first hand.
Special Note: May be repeated twice for credit, but not more than one credit can be applied to Language major.

Prerequisites: JPN A101.

JPN A301 Advanced Japanese I 4 Credits

Advanced Japanese course in refining listening, speaking, reading, writing and analytical skills for effective interaction in communicatively complex situations. Students critically analyze diverse cultural topics.
Special Note: Course conducted in Japanese.
Registration Restrictions: If prerequisite not met, students can gain entrance to course with departmental approval.

Prerequisites: JPN A202 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

JPN A302 Advanced Japanese II 4 Credits

Continuation of first semester in advanced Japanese. Further refines listening, speaking, reading, writing and analytical skills for effective interaction in communicatively complex situations. Students critically analyze diverse cultural topics.
Special Note: Course conducted in Japanese.
Registration Restrictions: If prerequisite not met, students can gain entrance to course with departmental approval.

Prerequisites: JPN A301 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

JPN A350 Business Japanese 3 Credits

Focuses on working knowledge of Japanese business and financial terminology, Japanese business culture, and business practices. Study of business correspondence, terms and jargon, negotiations, and other topics useful in the Japanese business environment.
Special Note: Course conducted in Japanese.

Prerequisites: JPN A202.

JPN A390 Selected Topics: Studies in Japanese Culture and Society 3 Credits

Examines various aspects of Japanese culture and society with critical analysis of textual and cultural artifacts (e.g., historical, political, literary) through a variety of disciplinary methodologies. Enhances Japanese language skills in writing, reading, speaking, listening and cultural literacy. Course conducted in Japanese.
Special Note: Course may be repeated twice for credit with a change in subtitle.

Prerequisites: JPN A301 with a minimum grade of C.

JPN A391 Selected Topics: English-Language Studies in Japanese Culture and Society 3 Credits

An overview of Japanese culture and society on a selected topic, with critical analysis through a variety of disciplinary methodologies (e.g., historical, sociological, political and literary).
Special Note: May be taken twice for credit with change of subtitle.

Prerequisites: (WRTG A211 with a minimum grade of C or WRTG A212 with a minimum grade of C or WRTG A213 with a minimum grade of C or WRTG A214 with a minimum grade of C) and (COMM A111 with a minimum grade of C or COMM A235 with a minimum grade of C or COMM A237 with a minimum grade of C or COMM A241 with a minimum grade of C).

JPN A490 Selected Topics: Studies in Japanese Literature and Culture 3 Credits

Focuses on intensive study of authors, literary movements, periods and genres in historical and cultural contexts. Enhances Japanese language skills in reading, listening, writing, speaking, and cross-cultural literacy.
Special Note: May be repeated twice for credit with change of subtitle. Course conducted in Japanese.

Prerequisites: JPN A302 with a minimum grade of C.