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JPN 101 Beginning Japanese I (3) Fundamentals of Japanese; No previous Japanese required. Emphasis on the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the cultural context of Japan. In addition to regular class meeting, students are required to complete one hour per week in the language lab. F

JPN 102 Beginning Japanese II (3) Fundamentals of Japanese; Continuation of Japanese 101. Emphasis on the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the cultural context of Japan. In addition to regular class meeting, students are required to complete one hour per week in the language lab. Prereq: JPN 101 or consent of instructor. Sp

JPN 203 Intermediate Japanese I(3) Continuation of Japanese 102. Emphasis on the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the cultural context of Japan. In addition to regular class meeting, students are required to complete one hour per week in the language lab. Prereq: JPN 102 or consent of instructor. F

JPN 204 Intermediate Japanese II (3) Continuation of Japanese 203. Emphasis on the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the cultural context of Japan. In addition to regular class meeting, students are required to complete one hour per week in the language lab. Prereq: JPN 203 or consent of instructor. Sp

JPN 205 Cultural Contexts for Conversation (3) Intensive oral practice of Japanese on the intermediate level. May be taken concurrently with JPN 204 or 306. Topics include Japanese popular culture, current events, work, and travel. Prereq: JPN 203 or consent of instructor.

JPN 255 Cultural Contexts for Conversation (3) Study of Japanese civilization, emphasizing developments in language, literature, philosophy, the arts, politics, traditions, and institutions from the early stages to the present. (course taught in English) Prereq: none.

JPN 306 Advanced Japanese I (3) A continuation of Japanese 204. Emphasis on the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the cultural context of Japan. In addition to regular class meetings, students are required to complete one hour per week in the language lab. Prereq: JPN 204 or consent of instructor.

JPN 307 Advanced Japanese II (3) A continuation of Japanese 306. Emphasis on the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the cultural context of Japan. In addition to regular class meetings, students are required to complete one hour per week in the language lab. Prereq: JPN 306 or consent of instructor.

JPN 499 Individual Study in Japanese (3) Research or advanced study in a specific area of Japanese literature, culture, education, or language, culminating in an analytical paper or comprehensive exam. May be taken up to 6 credit hours. Prereq: approval of the department chairperson.