School of Languages and Cultures JapaneseCollege of Liberal Arts

FALL 2018 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. Permission of department required.

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.
JPNS 241 Introduction to The Study of Japanese Literature
Reading and discussion of selected Japanese poetry, prose, and drama; introduction to methods of literary criticism, applied to the reading of Japanese literary discourse. Texts, discussion, and written assignments largely in Japanese.

JPNS 301 Japanese Level V
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.

JPNS 361 Elementary Survey Japanese Linguistics
TR          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
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 490  Oral Communication in Japanese
TR         Wei

JPNS 521   Teaching Japanese
TR         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 560 Survery Japanese Linguistics
TR      Fukada, Atsushi
This course is intended to provide the student with a systematic overview of the Japanese language. It covers most major areas of linguistics, from phonetics to pragmatics. Conducted in Japanese.

JPNS 594 Teaching Japanese Literature
TR      TBD

JPNS 596 IT Application Japanese Teaching
TR      Fukada, Atsushi

JPNS 596 L2 Teaching With Film
TR      Sturm, Jessica

JPNS Second Language Speech
TR      Dmitrieva, Olga

JPNS 679  Classroom SLA
TR         Wei, Mariko       

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