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FALL 2020 Courses

JPNS 101 Japanese Level I
M-F        TBA
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. 
Also offered distance learning.

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
M-F        TBA
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.
Also offered distance learning.

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 distance learning

JPNS 301 Japanese Level V
MWF     TBD
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 Intermediate Reading In Japanese I
MWF     TBD
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
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.
MWF     TBD


JPNS 341 Japanese Literature I: Modern Japanese Literature
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.
TR      Bassoe, Pedro    

JPNS 361  Elementary Survey of Japanese Linguistics
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.
TR      Hatasa, Kazumi

JPNS 401 Japanese Level VII
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. 
MWF     TBA
 
JPNS 490F  Oral Communication in Japanese 
TR        Wei, Mariko

JPNS 521 Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
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.
TR        Neary-Sundquist, Colleen

JPNS 596I   Survey of Japanese Linguistics 
TR         Fukada, Atsushi

JPNS 596J  Teaching L2 Prununciation
TR      Sturm, Jessica

JPNS 596M  Interaction Linguistics and CA Research
 TR     Hamad Zahonero, Nuur 

JPNS 679F  Vocabulary and Reading in SLA 
TR         Wei, Mariko  

JPNS 679P   Complexity and Fluency
TR       Neary-Sundquist, Colleen  

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