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FALL 2022 Courses

JPNS 101 Japanese Level I
MWF      Oguiuchi, Sayuri        
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
MWF        Ishii, Marina
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 of the spoken and written language. 150 Kanji
Only offered distance learning

JPNS 280 Introduction to Modern Japanese Civilization
MWF          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          Minobe, Masaki
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 Japanese I
This course provides students with further study in reading Japanese at the intermediate level. The course also reviews and introduces 500 basic kanji. 

JPNNS 330 Japanese Cinema
TTh            Bassoe, Pedro T.
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 341 Japanese Literature I: Modern Japanese Literature
MWF          Bassoe, Pedro T.
Selected reading of poetry, drama, and fiction of modern Japanese literature. Students will read and discuss major authors and texts and will write critical essays on literary topics. Conducted largely in Japanese.

JPNS 361  Elementary Survey Japanese Linguistics 
TTh            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        TBD 
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 490F Oral Communication in Japanese
TTh      TBD

JPNS 490G Japanese Translation
TTh      Fukada, Atsushi

JPNS 521 Teaching Japanese
TTh         Neary-Sundquist, Colleen
Introduces a wide range of techniques used in teaching Japanese as a foreign language. Discusses theoretical issues concerned with the learning and teaching of Japanese. Permission of instructor required.

JPNS 575 Theories of Japanese Language Acquisition 
TTh        Wei, Mariko

JPNS 596D Intdo-European Language Family
TTh        Channon, Robert


JPNS 698   Research MA Thesis

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