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The current and future course availability of the Japanese Program can be found in the table below. (Subject to change in the event of a lack of enrollment, etc.)

2014-2015 Academic Year Course Offerings

fall 2013spring 2014summer 2014
Japanese 110 Japanese 111
Japanese 210 Japanese 211
Japanese 310 Japanese 311
Japanese 464 Japanese 315
Japanese 360

2013-2014 Academic Year Course Offerings

fall 2013spring 2014summer 2014
Japanese 110 Japanese 111 N/A
Japanese 210 Japanese 211
Japanese 310 Japanese 311
Japanese 464 Japanese 315
Japanese 360

 

Courses

Japanese 110: Introduction to Japanese I
This is a four-credit course which serves as an introduction to the Japanese language and way of thinking that underlies it. Four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing will provide an understanding of the Japanese and their unique way of communication.

Required Texts

  1. GENKI I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese. Volume 1 (Second Edition). Banno, Eri, et. al., Japan Times
  2. GENKI I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Volume 1: Workbook (Second Edition). Banno, Eri, et. al., Japan Times

 

Japanese 111: Introduction to Japanese II
This is a four-credit course which serves as a continuation of the first term elementary course in spoken and written Japanese. In this course, the spoken language will be emphasized, but attention will also be given to reading and writing. Students enrolled are expected to have an active knowledge of hiragana and katakana from the previous term.

Prerequisite: Japanese 110 or consent of instructor.

Required Texts

  1. GENKI I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese. Volume 1 (Second Edition). Banno, Eri, et. al., Japan Times
  2. GENKI I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Volume 1: Workbook (Second Edition). Banno, Eri, et. al., Japan Times

 

Japanese 210: Introduction to Japanese III
This is a four-credit course which serves as a continuation of the first-year, introductory courses in spoken and written Japanese. The course will count toward the Bachelor of Arts language requirement and General Education-Humanities: Foreign Language requirement.

Prerequisite: Japanese 111 or consent of instructor.

Required Texts

  1. GENKI I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Volume 1 (Second Edition). (same as first year text) Banno, Eri, et. al., Japan Times
  2. GENKI I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Volume 1: Workbook (Second Edition). (same as first year workbook) Author: Banno, Eri, et. al., Japan Times
  3. GENKI II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Volume 2 (Second Edition).  Banno, Eri, et. al., Japan Times
  4. GENKI II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Volume 2: Workbook (Second Edition). Banno, Eri, et. al., Japan Times

 

Japanese 211: Intermediate Japanese I
This is a four-credit course which serves as a continuation of the third-semester intermediate course in spoken and written Japanese.

Prerequisite: Japanese 210 or consent of instructor.

Required Texts

  1. GENKI II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Volume 2 (Second Edition).  Banno, Eri, et. al., Japan Times
  2. GENKI II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Volume 2: Workbook (Second Edition). Banno, Eri, et. al., Japan Times

 

Japanese 248: Fourth Semester Japanese for CAPP Programs
This is a five-credit course which is an intensive two-semester course taught at high schools affiliated with the CAPP program featuring development of intermediate conversational skills and reading and writing skills through the study of the Japanese Language and other appropriate materials. This course is a substitute for Japanese 211.

Prerequisites: Equivalent of Japanese 210.

Required Texts

  1. GENKI II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Volume 2 (Second Edition).  Banno, Eri, et. al., Japan Times
  2. GENKI II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Volume 2 (Second Edition): Workbook. Banno, Eri, et. al., Japan Times

 

Japanese 305: Basic Kanji in Context
This three-credit course aims to assist student learning of kanji to improve their reading and writing skills in Japanese. Learning kanji is one of the most challenging parts in learning Japanese due to its ideographical nature. In reality, however, mastering kanji greatly helps learners improve their reading skills and accelerates learning. In this course, students focus on mastering approximately 350 basic kanji in context selected by the instructor.

Prerequisite: Japanese 111 or consent of instructor.

 

Japanese 310: Intermediate Japanese II
This is a three-credit course which serves as the fifth semester course of modern Japanese. The main objective of this course is the continuous development of the four skills of communication. This course helps students expand their structural as well as sociolinguistic knowledge of the language.

Prerequisites: Japanese 211 or consent of instructor, or 248 with grade of B or better.

Required Texts

  1. GENKI II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Volume 2 (Second Edition).  Banno, Eri, et. al., Japan Times
  2. GENKI II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Volume 2 (Second Edition): Workbook. Banno, Eri, et. al., Japan Times

 

Japanese 311: Intermediate Japanese III
This is a three-credit course which serves as the sixth semester course of the modern Japanese language. The main objective of this course is the continuous development of the four skills of communication. This course helps students expand their structural as well as sociolinguistic knowledge of the language.

Prerequisites: Japanese 310 or consent of instructor.

Required Text

  • TOBIRA: Gateway to Advanced Japanese: Learning through Content and Multimedia, Mayumi Oka, et. al., Kurosio Publishers

Recommended Text

  • Power Up Your Kanji: 800 Basic Kanji as a Gateway to Advanced Japanese, Mayumi Oka, et. al., Kurosio Publishers
  • Grammar Power: Exercises for Mastery, Mayumi Oka, et. al., Kurosio Publishers

 

Japanese 315: Bilingual Approaches to Japanese Culture and Society
This is a bilingual (English-Japanese) culture course where students learn various aspects of Japanese culture and society, and, at the same time, improve their reading, writing and presentation skills in the Japanese language. Reading and writing assignments are given both in Japanese and English while class discussions are primarily conducted in English.

Prerequisite: Japanese 310 or consent of instructor.

Required Text

  • Japan in the 21st Century: Environment, Economy, and Society, Pradyumna P. Karan, The University Press of Kentucky

 

Japanese 320: Advanced Japanese I
This is a three-credit course which serves as the seventh semester course of the modern Japanese language. The main objective of this course is the continuous development of the four skills of communication - reading, writing, listening and speaking. This course helps students expand their structural as well as sociolinguistic knowledge of the language.

Prerequisites: Japanese 311 or consent of instructor.

Required Text

  • TOBIRA: Gateway to Advanced Japanese: Learning through Content and Multimedia, Mayumi Oka, et. al., Kurosio Publishers

Recommended Test

  • Power Up Your Kanji: 800 Basic Kanji as a Gateway to Advanced Japanese, Mayumi Oka, et. al., Kurosio Publishers
  • Grammar Power: Exercises for Mastery, Mayumi Oka, et. al., Kurosio Publishers

 

Japanese 360: Special Topics in Japanese
This is a one- to three-credit course in which the content will be designated by the instructor. This course may be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: Japanese 210 or consent of instructor.

*Depending on the topic of the course, required language skills vary. Before registering for the course, please read the course description provided for each 360 class by going to "Course Offerings" on the left menu and click the course link in the appropriate semester.

 

Japanese 446: Independent Study
This course is designed to provide structured research well beyond that required in established courses. Independent Study is student-centered learning that provides an opportunity for a deeper understanding in a specific area or topic. The syllabus is personalized to the student's interests and concerns, and thus is modifiable so as to create an exceptional learning experience.  The student should present a research project proposal that includes specific learning objectives and project timelines to earn the instructor’s approval.

Prerequisites: Japanese 310 or consent of instructor.

 

Japanese 464: Senior Thesis in Japanese Studies
This course will guide Japanese studies majors in producing a senior thesis in Japanese based on their original research on a specific topic. This final individual project intends to integrate knowledge and skills acquired in Japanese studies courses, as well as to provide an in-depth exploration of a topic of the student’s special interest. Students will also advance their spoken Japanese and be required to make an oral presentation of the research results at the end of the semester.

Prerequisites: Japanese 311 or consent of instructor.

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