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Language Courses

JAPANESE 111-1,2,3 Japanese I Beginning college-level sequence to develop basic literacy and oral proficiency in Japanese. Fall quarter introduces the Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries and Kanji (Chinese characters).

JAPANESE 121-1,2,3 Japanese II Continuation of 111-1,2,3 to develop basic literacy and oral proficiency. Prerequisite: grade of at least C– in 111-3 or equivalent.

JAPANESE 211-1,2,3 Japanese III Intermediate-level sequence to further develop literacy and oral proficiency. Readings about and discussions of Japanese sociocultural issues in Japanese. Prerequisite: grade of at least C– in 121-3 or equivalent.

JAPANESE 310-0 Japanese IV: Special Topics in Reading Japanese Literature in Japanese Reading of original texts of Japanese literature, criticism, and nonfiction focused on particular themes. Translation skills are emphasized; discussion in English. Prerequisite: grade of at least C– in 211-3 or equivalent.

JAPANESE 311-1 Japanese IV: Reading Modern Japanese Literature in Japanese Focus on learning pre-1946 orthography and reading of original texts of modern short stories. Translation skills are emphasized; discussion in English. Prerequisite: grade of C– in 211-3 or equivalent.  Not offered for 2018-2019.

JAPANESE 312-1 Japanese IV: Contemporary Japanese Literary Works for Reading and Discussion Focus on reading contemporary Japanese poems, essays, nonfiction, and novels; discussion in Japanese. Prerequisite: grade of at least C– in 211-3 or equivalent.

JAPANESE 313-1 Japanese IV: Japanese Newspaper Reading and News Listening Focus on reading Japanese newspaper articles and debating in Japanese the issues discussed. Develops news listening skills. Prerequisite: grade of at least C– in 211-3 or equivalent. Not offered for 2018-2019.

JAPANESE 314-1 Japanese IV: Japanese Essay Writing Focus on refining writing skills—narrative, descriptive, persuasive, and argumentative. Review of grammar and expressions through writing clinics. Prerequisite: grade of at least C– in 211-3 or equivalent.

JAPANESE 399-0 Independent Study For students who have advanced with distinction beyond the regular course offerings in Japanese. Prerequisite: consent of department.

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