Japanese (JAPN)

Vertically-related courses in this subject field are:  JAPN 101 - JAPN 102 - JAPN 201 - JAPN 202.  A maximum of 16 credits may be earned for vertical credit in any language in the Department of Modern Languages & Cultures.

JAPN 101 Elementary Japanese I

4 credits
Gen Ed: International
Writing system, pronunciation, vocabulary, and functional grammar. Students with Japanese experience who place higher than JAPN 101 on the placement exam may not enroll in JAPN 101, but may earn credit for JAPN 101 by successfully completing a higher vertically-related course. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

JAPN 102 Elementary Japanese II

4 credits
Gen Ed: International
Writing system, pronunciation, vocabulary, and functional grammar. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.
Prereq: JAPN 101 or placement exam.

JAPN 107 Beginning Japanese Conversation Lab

1 credit, max 2
Practice in listening comprehension and conversational skills at the beginning Japanese level. Graded P/F.

JAPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I

4 credits
Gen Ed: International
A beginning intermediate course; review and practice of basic language skills; increased emphasis on reading and free discussion. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.
Prereq: JAPN 102 or placement exam.

JAPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II

4 credits
Gen Ed: International
An intermediate course; review and practice of basic language skills; increased emphasis on reading and free discussion. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.
Prereq: JAPN 201 or placement exam.

JAPN 204 (s) Special Topics

Credit arranged.

JAPN 205 Kanji

3 credits
Acquisition of Kanji skills, including listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Prereq: JAPN 102 or placement exam .

JAPN 207 Intermediate Japanese Conversation Lab

1 credit, max 2
Practice in listening comprehension and conversational skills at the intermediate Japanese level. Graded P/F.

JAPN 299 (s) Directed Study

Credit arranged.

JAPN 301 Japanese Reading

3 credits
Gen Ed: International
Emphasis on the development of reading skills at the advanced intermediate level; some emphasis on grammar, vocabulary and kanji character acquisition. For students who have completed four semesters of elementary and intermediate Japanese or have an equivalent background. Recommended Preparation: JAPN 202 or equivalent.

JAPN 303 Japanese Speaking

3 credits
Gen Ed: International
Emphasis on the development of speaking skills at the advanced intermediate level; focus on utilizing honorific, modest, and respect expressions. For students who have completed four semesters of elementary and intermediate Japanese or have an equivalent background. Recommended preparation: JAPN 202 or equivalent.

JAPN 305 Japanese Professional Culture

3 credits
Examines current issues in Japanese culture.
Prereq: JAPN 202 or Permission .

JAPN 404 (s) Special Topics

Credit arranged.

JAPN 498 (s) Internship

Credit arranged.

JAPN 499 (s) Directed Study

Credit arranged.