Languages Literatures and Cultures

Japanese

Japanese Courses

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

Spring 2013

102 Elementary Japanese II (Laird)
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) 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.)

302 3rd Year Grammar, Conversation, and Composition (Laird)
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)
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.

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