Western Kentucky University

Department of Modern Languages: Courses and Internships

Japanese Courses

JAPN 101 ELEMENTARY JAPANESE I
3 HOURS GEN ED A-II
Introduction to pronunciation, grammar, and basic functional vocabulary of modern Japanese. Includes aspects of contemporary Japanese culture.

JAPN 102 ELEMENTARY JAPANESE II
3 HOURS GEN ED A-II
Prerequisite: JAPN 101 or equivalent. Continuation of Japanese 101 using Hiragana and Katakana writing systems, grammar, and basic additional vocabulary of modern Japanese. Includes aspects of contemporary Japanese culture.

JAPN 100. JAPANESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE ON-SITE.
1-3 HOURS
An introduction to Japanese and Japanese-speaking culture in conjunction with study abroad for students with little or no previous language study. Does not fulfill the general education foreign language requirement. May be repeated for a total of three credits.

JAPN 115. INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE CULTURE.
3 HOURS
Survey of the contemporary culture of Japan, with emphasis on values, behavioral characteristics, social and political structures, and achievements of the Japanese speaking people. Taught in English; only taught abroad.

JAPN 201. INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I.
3 HOURS GEN ED A-II 
Prerequisites: JAPN 102 or two years of high school Japanese. Expansion of communication skills in increasingly complex and varied situations. Emphasis on conversational speaking, presentational writing and speaking, and understanding culturally specific texts and media.

JAPN 210. INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE CONVERSATION ABROAD.
1-3 HOURS
Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or equivalent. Course designed to develop the vocabulary and communication skills of a student with one year of college Japanese or equivalent, with emphasis on contact with Japanese native speakers. Taught in Japanese. May be repeated for a total of three credits.

JAPN 211. INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE CULTURE ABROAD.
1-3 HOURS
Prerequisite; JAPN 102 or equivalent. Course designed to develop an appreciation for different aspects of Japan and its people and culture, for a student with one year of college Japanese or equivalent. Taught in Japanese. May be repeated for a total of three credits.

 Last Modified 7/23/13