Trinity Western University

Course Descriptions

Japanese

    • JAPA 101, 102 Introduction to Japanese (3, 3 sem. hrs.)

      An introduction to modern Japanese language and culture for students with no knowledge of Japanese. Basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are taught, along with cultural components. Includes instruction on using computer software to produce Japanese scripts on an English keyboard.

      NB: Native Japanese speakers or students who have studied Japanese at this level may not take this course for credit. Higher levels may be offered by directed study. For more information, contact the instructor.

      Prerequisite(s): None for 101; JAPA 101 is a prerequisite for 102. (3-1; 3-1)

    • JAPA 201, 202 Intermediate Japanese I & II (3, 3 sem. hrs.)

      In this course, students study modern Japanese, both oral and written, at the intermediate level. They continue to learn basic grammar principles through the study of increasingly complex sentence patterns. On a regular basis, they memorize Chinese characters, called “Kanji” in Japanese. Classes include reading, conversational activities, and listening practice in the lab. Cultural components are also included.

      NB: Presently offered as a Directed Study.

      Prerequisite(s): JAPA 102 or instructor’s permission; JAPA 201 for 202.

    • JAPA 301, 302 Intermediate Japanese III & IV (3, 3 sem. hrs.)

      In these courses, students study modern Japanese, both oral and written, at the high intermediate level. They continue to learn essential grammar principles through the study of increasingly complex sentence patterns. On a regular basis, they memorize Chinese characters, called “Kanji” in Japanese. Classes include reading, conversational activities, and listening practice in the lab. Cultural components are included.

      NB: Presently offered as a Directed Study.

      Prerequisite(s): JAPA 202 for JAPA 301; JAPA 301 for 302.

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