LANGUAGE:JAPANESE Courses

LANGUAGE:JAPANESE Courses

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JA–101 ELEMENTARY JAPANESE I
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

4 credit hours

This course provides beginners with basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Japanese. Special Emphasis is on oral-aural skills.

 

JA–102 ELEMENTARY JAPANESE II
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

4 credit hours

This is a continuation of Elementary Japanese I with increasing emphasis on reading and writing skills. Prerequisite: JA101 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

 

JA–105 BUSINESS JAPANESE I
AS REQUIRED

4 credit hours

This is an alternative second semester course for Elementary Japanese, introducing the student to the vocabulary and practices peculiar to doing business with Japanese. This course (like JA102) completes the GE requirement in language. Language lab required. Prerequisite: JA101.

 

JA–201 INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I
FALL ONLY/EVEN YEARS

4 credit hours

This is a course continuing the development of oral-aural, reading and writing skills begun at the elementary level. Prerequisites: JA102 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or demonstrated control of its content.

 

JA–202 INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II
SPRING ONLY/ODD YEARS

4 credit hours

This is a course with emphasis on reading competency and further development of oral-aural skills. Prerequisite: JA201 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or demonstrated control of its content.

 

JA–215 JAPANESE FOR TOURISM
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

4 credit hours

This course is designed to develop Japanese Language skills and cultural knowledge for the use in the tourism industry on Guam. (JA215 can be taken to replace Elementary Japanese II, JA 102, to satisfy general education requirements.) Prerequisites: JA101 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

 

JA–217 JAPANESE CULTURE AND SOCIETY
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course introduces some issues in contemporary Japanese society and examines how social and cultural factors influence social behaviors of the Japanese. A variety of videos will be used, as well as cultural demonstrations and guest speakers.

 

JA–301 THIRD YEAR JAPANESE I
FALL ONLY/ODD YEARS

4 credit hours

This course continues the emphasis on reading competency and further development of oral-aural skills. Prerequisite: JA202 with a grade C or better or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

 

JA–302 THIRD YEAR JAPANESE II
SPRING ONLY/EVEN YEARS

4 credit hours

This is a continuation of Third Year Japanese I. Prerequisites: JA301 or demonstrated control of its content.

 

JA–401 FOURTH YEAR JAPANESE I
AS REQUIRED

4 credit hours

This is a course with primary emphasis on reading authentic Japanese materials, i.e., newspapers, magazines, novels, rather than material developed for instructional purposes. Prerequisites: JA302 or demonstrated control of its content.

 

JA–402 FOURTH YEAR JAPANESE II
AS REQUIRED

4 credit hours

This is a continuation of the reading of authentic Japanese materials. After completion of this course, the student should be able to read most Japanese publications. Prerequisites: JA401 or demonstrated control of its content.