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LJPN-171

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Simone Pilon
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: LART
Location: Boston Campus

This course is an introduction to spoken and written Japanese language. It focuses on grammar and oral performance through everyday conversation techniques. The areas covered include reading and pronunciation of the written language as well as the study of Japanese culture, traditions, and customs. The course will focus primarily on speaking and conversation. Note: This course is not available to students for whom Japanese is one of their primary languages and/or primary languages of instruction. Students who have lived in Japan for more than one year or have taken Japanese in high school should speak to the instructor for appropriate placement.

LJPN-272

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Simone Pilon
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: LJPN-171
Department: LART
Location: Boston Campus

Japenese 2 is a study of the Japanese language that focuses on spoken Japanese and everyday conversational techniques. The course covers reading and pronunciation of the written language, and a continued study of Japanese culture, traditions, and customs. The emphasis will continue to be on speaking and conversation. Note: This course is not available to students for whom Japanese is one of their primary languages and/or primary languages of instruction.

LJPN-373

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Simone Pilon
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: LJPN-272
Department: LART
Location: Boston Campus

This course builds on the Japanese language skills students developed in Japanese 2. Students continue developing four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) through pattern drills and communicative activities. Students will learn additional sentence structures, functions, and grammatical patterns. 50 kanji characters will be introduced as students build their overall Japanese language communicative skills. Students are expected to fully master hiragana, katakana, and the 50 kanji. Upon the satisfactory completion of the course, students will be able to discuss their daily routines in Japanese. Note: This course is not available to students for whom Japanese is one of their primary languages and/or primary languages of instruction.

LJPN-474

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Simone Pilon
Semesters Offered: Spring Only
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: LJPN-373
Department: LART
Location: Boston Campus

This course builds on the Japanese language skills developed in Japanese 3. In this course students continue developing the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) through pattern drills, communicative activities, and tasks. Students learn 80-100 additional kanji characters. Students develop skills to learn to use complex sentences. Upon the satisfactory completion of the course, students will be able to speak, read, and write paragraphs on topics such as personal history, personal experiences, and familiar people and places. This course helps to further develop listening skills with the use of authentic materials, such as print media and audio files. Note: This course is not available to students for whom Japanese is one of their primary languages and/or primary languages of instruction.

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