Languages Literatures and Cultures


Japanese Courses

For course information, see the UNCG Undergraduate Bulletin: Japanese Courses

Spring 2015

102 Elementary Japanese II (Sugawara) GCP GN
Students continue to study fundamental words, phrases, and basic grammar. The course is designed to develop students' listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students master Katakana and basic Kanji characters. The course also introduces modern Japanese culture.
(Pr. 101 or equiv.)

204 Intermediate Japanese (Takagi) GFL GN SI WI
Students study advanced grammar and acquire more kanji characters. Students will develop their speaking and writing skills through various speaking exercises and writing assignments. The course also stresses on understanding of modern Japanese culture. 
(Pr. 203 or equiv.)

210 Current Topics Conversation(Takagi) GN
W 15:00-15:50

JNS 210

Course provides students with oral training for effective communication over current topics of global interest.
(Pr. 204 or equiv.)

302 3rd Year Grammar, Conversation, and Composition (Sugawara) GN
MWF 10:00-10:50

JNS 302

The course is designed to improve students' cross-cultural interpretation and communication skills through intensive lectures, grammar retention drills, guided oral practices, and writing exercises. Students learn to analyze cultural logics behind language and deepen their understanding of Japanese thinking pattern that is necessary for advanced communication.
(Pr. 204 or equiv.)

306 Current Issues in Japan (Takagi) GN IGS SI
TR 14:00-15:15

JNS 306

JNS306 is designed for all students who seek a better understanding of today's important societal situations in Japan. The course topic offers a diverse view of Japan's relation to natural disasters with special focus on the Great Tohoku Tsunami and Earthquake as well as related nuclear issues. Japan will go through a long term recovery process from this traumatic experience and post 3/11 stress will add a new dimension to societal and cultural differences.

499 Practicum (Takagi) SVL
TR 11:00-12:15

JNS 306

Course provides students with civic engagement opportunities. Students will deepen their understanding of the Japanese language, culture and society through service learning.

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