Japanese Program  
 

 

Degrees / Courses

 
Minor Requirements

A minor in Japanese may be obtained by completing 21 credit hours, exclusive of JE101. The student must have, at graduation time, a cumulative G.P.A. of C+ (2.3) or higher in those courses used to fulfill the minor requirement.

Completing all Japanese courses (102 - 302) will provide students with a total of 19 credit hours. The other two credit hours may be obtained by taking "Japanese Economic History (ES317)," "Readings in Japanese Language (JE398)," or "Independent Project (JE399)." The topics of "Independent Project" include Calligraphy and Tea Ceremony.

 
Courses

JE101 First Semester Japanese (4)
Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and the culture of Japan. Prerequisite: None.

 

JE102 Second Semester Japanese (4)
Continuation of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Further exposure to the culture of Japan. Prerequisite: C- or higher in JE 101 or equivalent.

 

JE201 Third semester Japanese (4)
Expansion of the four language skills and cultural knowledge at an intermediate level. Prerequisite: C or higher in JE 102 or equivalent.

 

JE202 Fourth Semester Japanese (4)
Further expansion of the four language skills and cultural knowledge at an intermediate level. Prerequisite: C or higher JE 201 or equivalent.

 

JE301: Fifth Semester Japanese
Conversation, advanced grammar, and writing of Kanji. Students read stories in Japanese and write shore letters and compositions. Course currently not offered and replaced by equivalent transfer credits. Prerequisite: C or higher in JE202 or equivalent

 

JE302: Sixth Semester Japanese
Conversation emphasizing "honorific" expressions in business settings and cross-cultural communication. Continued learning of Kanji for reading and writing. Course currently not offered and replaced by equivalent transfer credits. Prerequisite: C or higher in JE301 or equivalent.

 

JE398 Advanced Readings in Japanese (Variable)
Individually negotiated program of readings on selected topics established by contract between instructor and student. Contracts are filed with the Registrar. Prerequisite: Approval of the chairperson.

 

JE399 Independent Project (Variable)
Individually negotiated project of defined nature that are established by contract between instructor and student. Contracts are filed with the Registrar. Prerequisite: Approval of the chairperson.

 

JE499 Study Abroad (Variable)
Prerequisite: A Japanese minor.