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JPN 1013: Beginning Japanese I

Training in the elements of Japanese communication (speaking and writing) and comprehension (listening and reading) within a variety of cultural contexts.

Three hours of applied class work and one hour of foreign language lab per week is required.

Note: Advanced placement and credit by examination are available to students who have previously studied Japanese.

JPN 1023: Beginning Japanese II

Prerequisite: JPN 1013 or equivalent

Continued training in basic Japanese communication (speaking and writing) and comprehension (listening and reading) skills to increase proficiency in the language within a variety of cultural contexts.

Three hours of applied class work and one hour of foreign language lab per week is required.

Note: Advanced placement and credit by examination are available to students who have previously studied Japanese.

JPN 2013: Intermediate Japanese I

Prerequisite: JPN 1023 or equivalent

Development of language skills necessary for communication (speaking and writing) and comprehension (listening and reading) skills to increase proficiency in the language at the intermediate level within a variety of cultural contexts.

Three hours of applied class work and one hour of foreign language lab per week is required.

Note: Advanced placement and credit by examination are available to students who have previously studied Japanese.

JPN 2023: Intermediate Japanese II

Prerequisite: JPN 2013 or equivalent

Further development of the language skills necessary for communication (speaking and writing) and comprehension (listening and reading) skills to provide mastery of fundamental tools in a variety of cultural contexts.

Three hours of applied class work and one hour of foreign language lab per week is required.

Note: Advanced placement and credit by examination are available to students who have previously studied Japanese.

JPN 3003: Conversation and Composition I

Prerequisite: JPN 2024 or permission of instructor.

Development of advanced control of Japanese communication and comprehension through conversation and composition based on analysis of authentic short texts and media.

Three hours of applied course work.

Note: Advanced placement and credit by examination are available to students who have previously studied or are proficient in Japanese.

JPN 3013: Conversation and Composition II

Prerequisite: JPN 3003 or permission of instructor

Continuation of JPN 3003. Further development of advanced proficiency of Japanese communication and
comprehension through conversation and composition based on analysis of authentic short texts and media.

Three hours of applied course work.

Note: Advanced placement and credit by examination are available to students who have previously studied or are proficient in Japanese.

JPN 3113: Culture and Civilization

Prerequisite: JPN 2024 or equivalent.

Study of the economic, political, and social structure of Japan and an introduction to Japanese history and culture.

JPN 3143: Study Abroad

Prerequisites: Enrollment in a Tech-sanctioned study program in a Japan, completion of JPN 2024 or equivalent, and permission of the Study Abroad supervisor and Department Head.

Study of the contemporary language and culture in a Japan. May substitute for JPN 3003 or JPN 3013, depending on the student's proficiency level.

JPN 4903: Foreign Language Internship

Prerequisites: Advanced foreign language proficiency; permission of the instructor and the department head.

The Foreign Language Internship is intended primarily for majors in foreign languages or international studies. It is designed to provide outstanding students the opportunity to perfect their language proficiency and to acquire specific training and skills overseas. The overseas sponsor and the foreign language instructor of record will supervise the intern. Performance evaluations and a research paper will be required.

JPN 4991,4992,4993,4994: Special Problems in Japanese

Prerequisite: completion of JPN 2024 or equivalent, permission of the instructor and Department Head.

This course is designed to provide advanced Japanese students with a course of study in an area not covered by the departmental course offerings.