Japanese Language (JPN)

JPN 1120  Japanese 1  
Credit Hours:   4  

This introductory course provides basic communication skills for students interested in the functional use of Japanese in everyday situations by integrating basic grammar, vocabulary, Japanese script, composition and culture through a conversational approach to Japanese. Suitable for students in AA and AS programs requiring essential skills as preparation for university parallel programs. The use of the language lab, tutorial, and individualized instruction are integral elements of the course that will be administered outside of regular class meeting time. This is a designated diversity-infused course.

JPN 1121  Japanese 2  
Credit Hours:   4  
Prerequisites: JPN 1120 with a grade of "C" or higher or consent of instructor  

This course provides basic communication skills for students interested in the functional use of language in everyday situations and/or for students in an A.A. or A.S. program requiring essential skills in language as preparation for university parallel programs. This course is a continuation of skills learned in JPN 1120. The use of the language lab, tutorial, and individual instruction are integral course components that may be administered outside of regular class meeting time. This is a designated diversity-infused course.

JPN 2220  Japanese 3  
Credit Hours:   4  
Prerequisites: JPN 1121 with a grade of "C" or higher  

This intermediate course will introduce students to situations peculiar to society, enabling students to better communicate in the Japanese language. Idioms, as well as informal speech, will be taught and used resulting in more natural conversational techniques.

JPN 2221  Japanese 4  
Credit Hours:   4  
Prerequisites: JPN 2220 with a grade of "C" or higher  

Japanese 4 is a continuation of Japanese language study at the intermediate level. Students will learn further vocabulary and grammar of the Japanese language. They will continue to increase their ability to read and write Kanji, and to use and understand spoken and written Japanese. Continued practice of neutral polite language will be supplemented with study of casual speech, and both honorific and humble forms of the language. Knowledge of verb and adjective conjugations will be expanded from previously studied forms. Conjugations for expressing commands, requests, passive verbs and giving and receiving will also be covered. The fourth credit hour may be administered outside of regular class meeting time.

JPN 2948  Service Learning Field Studies 1  
Credit Hours:   1  

This course gives the student the opportunity to understand the relationship of theory to practice through participation in a service-learning experience. Students are required to complete 20 hours of volunteer work, a service-learning contract, and an oral and written reflection of the experience.