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FALL 2024 Courses

JPNS 101: Japanese Level I

A basic study of standard Japanese. Students will be introduced to spoken and written forms of the language from the beginning. Language form and use are equally emphasized. Relevant cultural aspects. Hiragana, Katakana, and 85 Kanji. 

JPNS 102:  Japanese Level II
A continuation of the study of elementary Japanese. Task-oriented activities will be incorporated to encourage language use as well as pattern practice for linguistic accuracy. Relevant cultural aspects will be introduced. 120 Kanji.
Only distance learning.

JPNS 201: Japanese Level III          
A study of intermediate Japanese. Occasional use of authentic materials for listening and reading practice. Task-oriented exercises, communicative activities, and pattern practice are used to facilitate learning of the spoken and written language. 110 Kanji.

JPNS 202: Japanese Level IV

A continuation of intermediate Japanese. Active use of authentic materials for listening and reading practice. Task-oriented exercises, communicative activities, and pattern practice for learning the spoken and written language. 150 Kanji
Only offered distance learning

JPNS 280: Introduction to Modern Japanese Civilization
MWF  11:30-12:20pm  TBD 
A survey of modern Japanese culture. Various aspects are covered, such as geography, economy, society, the political system, family, education, traditional arts, business, and language. Current issues will be discussed in a timely manner. Lectures in English.

JPNS 301: Japanese Level V 
MWF: 12:30-1:20pm  
Continued development of Japanese speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities, using materials dealing primarily with everyday life and civilization in Japan from a variety of sources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, TV, recent literature, etc.). Conducted primarily in Japanese.

JPNS 313: Intermidiate Reading in Japanese I
TTh 3:00-4:15pm  Ogiuchi, Sayuri
This course provides students with further study in reading Japanese at the intermediate level. The course also reviews and introduces 500 basic kanji.

JPNS 330: Japanese Cinema
TTh 4:30-5:20pm & W 4:30-7:20pm   Bassoe, Pedro
A survey of the development of Japanese cinema after World War II. The class focuses on the viewing and discussion of the films and examines a variety of directors with different styles and thematic messages. 

JPNS 361:  Elementary Survey of Japanese Linguistics  
TTh 4:30-5:45pm            Hatasa, Kazumi 
This course surveys all areas of Japanese Linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, focusing on systematizing fragmentary knowledge students are assumed to have acquired through Japanese language courses.

JPNS 401: Japanese Level VII 
MWF           Ogiuchi, Sayuri
Advanced work on the development of Japanese speaking, reading, and writing abilities, focusing on materials dealing with culture and the arts of Japan. Conducted mostly in Japanese.

JPNS 485: Culinary Culture of Japan
TTh 12:30-1:45pm        Hatasa, Kazumi
Advanced-level language and culture course about the food of Japan. It covers gastronomy, celebrations, history, art, mythology, and other aspects of daily life related to the culinary traditions of Japan. Students will further develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing abilities in Japanese. They will have the opportunity to apply their skills in practical contexts and discuss cultural considerations, as well as participate in some hands-on cooking experience. Conducted entirely in Japanese. Permission of department required.

JPNS 490: Reading Current Affairs in Japan 
TTh 10:30-11:45am           Wei, Mariko

JPNS 521: Teaching Japanese As a Foreign Language
TTh 12:00-1:15pm.            Neary-Sundquist, Colleen

JPNS 560: Survey of Japanese Linguistics
TTh 10:30-11:45am          Fukada, Atsushi

JPNS 596-01: Fundamentals of Morphology 
TTh 1:30-2:45pm          Channon, Robert

JPNS 596-02: Intro to Corpus Linguistics 
TTh 9:00-10:15am          

JPNS 679: Classroom SLA 
TTh                               Wei, Mariko

JPNS 698: Research MA Thesis