Japanese (JPN)

 Bison icon - General Education Course

JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I3 Credit hours   

Pronunciation, conversation, reading and composition with emphasis on aural/oral devalopment. This includes katakana, hiragana, and Chinese characters, used in context.

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JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II3 Credit hours   

Pronunciation, conversation, reading and composition with emphasis on aural/oral development. This includes katakana, hiragana and Chinese characters, used in context.

Pre-req: JPN 101 with a minimum grade of C.

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JPN 203 Intermediate Japanese III3 Credit hours   

Continuation on the intermediate level of the basic skills: pronunciation, conversation, reading, and composition with emphasis on aural/oral development. More work on katakana, hiragana and Chinese characters, used in context.

Pre-req: JPN 102 with a minimum grade of C.

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JPN 204 Intermediate Japanese IV3 Credit hours   

Development of practical conversational skills, reading for comprehension, and directed compositions.

Pre-req: JPN 203 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: Foreign Language
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JPN 240 Bison image  Japanese Culture (CT)3 Credit hours   

An introduction course of Japanese society and culture through Japanese films, readings, and lectures. This course examines social, political and cultural themes in contemporary Japanese society. Course taught in English.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Core II Humanities, International
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JPN 245 Bison image  Modern Japanese Lit (CT)3 Credit hours   

Taught in English, course examines Japanese literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Core II Humanities, International, Literature
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JPN 250 Bison image  Japanese Anime & Manga (CT)3 Credit hours   

Taught in English, this course examines the history and nature of Japanese animation (anime) and comics (manga).

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Core II Humanities, International, Literature
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JPN 280 Japanese Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of a topic not normally covered in courses.

Pre-req: JPN 204.

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JPN 281 Japanese Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of a topic not normally covered in courses.

Pre-req: JPN 204.

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JPN 282 Japanese Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of a topic not normally covered in courses.

Pre-req: JPN 204.

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JPN 283 Japanese Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of a topic not normally covered in courses.

Pre-req: JPN 204.

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JPN 304 Premodern Japanese Literature3 Credit hours   

This course introduces a comprehensive overview of the history of Japanese literature from the earliest times to the mid-nineteenth century. Course taught in English.

Attributes: Literature
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JPN 305 Advanced Japanese I3 Credit hours   

Equal emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students learn advanced new Kanji characters. The course includes preparation for the Japanese Proficiency Exam. Course taught in Japanese.

Pre-req: JPN 204.

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JPN 307 Japanese Conversation3 Credit hours   

Speaking intensive course designed to develop communicative skills and review language fundamentals acquired in JPN 101-204 course sequence. Course taught in Japanese.

Pre-req: JPN 204.

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JPN 315 Advanced Japanese II3 Credit hours   

Equal emphasis on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students learn advanced grammar and 100 Kanji characters. The course includes preparation for the Japanese Proficiency Exam. Course taught in Japanese.

Pre-req: JPN 305.

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JPN 325 Business Japanese3 Credit hours   

Students learn conversational expressions and Japanese manners that can be used in actual business situations in Japanese companies.

Pre-req: JPN 204.

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JPN 330 Japanese Grammar3 Credit hours   

A review of intermediate level of Japanese grammar equivalent to N3 and N4 JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test). It familiarizes students with test components including vocabulary, reading, grammer, and listening.

Pre-req: JPN 204.

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JPN 335 Bison image  JPN Society & Culture3 Credit hours   

Am introduction course of Japanese society and culture through Japanese films, readings and lectures. This course examines social, political and cultural themes in contemporary Japanese society. Course taught in Japanese.

Pre-req: JPN 204.

Attributes: International
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JPN 401 Bison image  Readings in Adv Japanese I3 Credit hours   

Students learn comprehensive skills in contemporary Japanese at advanced level and 250 new kanji. Students conduct a presentation in Japanese. Course taught in Japanese.

Pre-req: JPN 315 or JPN 316.

Attributes: International
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JPN 402 Bison image  Readings in Adv Japanese II3 Credit hours   

Students continue to learn comprehensive skills in contemporary Japanese at advanced level and 250 new kanji. Students conduct survey research in Japanese. Course taught in Japanese.

Pre-req: JPN 401.

Attributes: International, No Textbook Required
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JPN 403 Japanese Film in English3 Credit hours   

A survey of Japanese cinema from literary,historical, cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives. Readings and lectures introduce the director's work and the backgrounds of individual films. Course taught in English.

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JPN 407 Japanese Teaching Methodology3 Credit hours   

Analysis and practical application of teaching Japanese, including professional development, language pedagogy, and language standards. For Japanese education majors only.

Pre-req: JPN 315.

Co-req: CI 470
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JPN 408 Bison image  Lit Asians in Americas3 Credit hours   

Taught in English, this course explores Asian American literature in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean, focusing on race, class and gender.

Pre-req: ENG 101.

Attributes: International
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JPN 480 Japanese Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of a topic not normally covered in courses.

Pre-req: JPN 204.

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JPN 481 Japanese Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of a topic not normally covered in courses.

Pre-req: JPN 204.

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JPN 482 Japanese Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of a topic not normally covered in courses.

Pre-req: JPN 204.

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JPN 483 Japanese Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of a topic not normally covered in courses.

Pre-req: JPN 204.

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JPN 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Pre-req: JPN 204.

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JPN 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Pre-req: JPN 204.

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JPN 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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JPN 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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JPN 490 Bison image  Japanese Capstone3 Credit hours   

Designed for Japanese majors as a senior capstone seminar. Students develop specific skills to conduct research on chosen topics and to present a research project in Japanese.

Pre-req: JPN 401.

Attributes: International
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