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JAPANESE (JA)

Office: 200-D B.B. Comer Hall

JA 101 Elementary Japanese I. 4 hours.

Five hours of instruction per week. Acquisition of elementary Japanese language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

JA 102 Elementary Japanese II. 4 hours.
Prerequisite: JA 101 or equivalent.

Five hours of instruction per week. A continuation of JA 101.

JA 201 Intermediate Japanese I. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: JA 102 or equivalent.

A continuation of JA 101 and JA 102.

JA 202 Intermediate Japanese II. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: JA 201 or equivalent.

A continuation of JA 201.

JA 301 Third-Year Japanese I. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: JA 202 or equivalent.

A continuation of JA 201 and JA 202.

JA 302 Third-Year Japanese II. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: JA 301 or equivalent.

A continuation of JA 301.

JA 353 Japanese Conversation and Composition. Variable credit.
Prerequisite: JA 202 or equivalent, and permission of the instructor.

Oral drills, pronunciation exercises, simple oral reports, calligraphic exercises, and composition of letters and reports.

JA 354 Japanese Conversation and Composition. Variable credit.
Prerequisites: JA 353 or equivalent, and permission of the instructor.

A continuation of JA 353.

JA 356 Traditional Japanese Literature in Translation (same as WL 356). 3 hours.

Introduction to Japanese literature from the earliest times through the Tokugawa period. No knowledge of Japanese is required.

JA 357 Modern Japanese Literature in Translation (same as WL 357). 3 hours.

Introduction to modern Japanese literature from the Meiji period to the present. No knowledge of Japanese is required.

JA 360 Commercial Japanese I. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: JA 202 or equivalent.

Acquisition of business Japanese used in commercial transactions. Emphasis is on business letters, business terminology, business customs, and business conversation.

JA 361 Commercial Japanese II. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: JA 360 or equivalent.

A continuation of JA 360.

JA 390 Topics in Japanese Studies. 3 hours.

Discussion and research of various topics related to Japanese language/culture. Topics may change each semester, such as KANJI, translation, or traditional and modern Japanese culture and society. With permission of the program director, this course may be applied toward the Japanese minor.

JA 410 Fourth-Year Reading and Writing Japanese. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: JA 302 or equivalent.

A continuation of JA 301 and JA 302 with emphasis on development of reading and writing skills.

JA 411 Fourth-Year Spoken Japanese. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: JA 302 or equivalent.

A continuation of JA 301 and JA 302 with emphasis on development of listening and speaking skills.

JA 450 Seminar in Japanese Literature I. 3 hours.

Seminar on topics in Japanese literature read in English translation.

JA 451 Seminar in Japanese Literature II. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: JA 450 or permission of the instructor.

A continuation of JA 450. Topics in Japanese literature; may involve readings in Japanese and/or in English translations, according to students’ interests and background.

JA 481:482 Directed Readings in Japanese. 1 to 4 hours.
Prerequisite: JA 410 or permission of instructor.

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