FALL 2013 Courses
JPNS 101 Japanese Level I (4 credits)
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. Relvant cultural aspects. Hiragana, Katakana, and 85 Kanji.
JPNS 102 Japanese Level II (4 credits)
A continuation of the study of JPNS 101. 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 will be introduced
JPNS 201 ( 4 credits)
A continuation of the study of JPNS 102. 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 will be introduced.
JPNS 202 ( 4 credits)
A continuation of JPNS 201. 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 will be introduced.
JPNS 241 Introduction to the Study of Japanese Literature (3 credits)
JPNS 301 (3 credits)
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.). Classes will be taught primarily in Japanese.
JPNS 302 ( 3 credits)
Further work to develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities in Japanese, on the basis of materials dealing with the ideas and events that have shaped present-day Japan. Classes will be taught entirely in Japanese.
JPNS 313 Intermediate Reading in Japanese I
JPNS 330 Japanese Cinema
JPNS 361 Elementary Survey of Japanese Linguistics
JPNS 401: Japanese Level VII
Further advanced work on speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities in Japanese. Course materials will cover a variety of topics illustrated by film and other media, both print and nonprint.
JPNS 480 Japanese Civilization
JPNS 521 Teaching Japanese
JPNS 575: Theories of Foreign Language Acquisition
Advanced course designed to provide an overview of major theoretical issues in Japanese language acquisition research. Instructor: Profs. Czerwionka and Neary-Sundquist
JPNS 679 (FR/GER/LC/SPAN 679, ENGL 696, LING 689): Language as a Complex Adaptive System
JPNS 679 (FR/GER/LC/SPAN 679, LING 689) Bilingualism and Language Acquisition