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JPN 1101 Elementary Japanese I

Foundation for understanding, speaking, reading and writing Japanese. Work outside of class and/or in the language laboratory is required.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Japanese
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Read subjects familiar to student and write sentences in Japanese to apply content relevant to content read.
  • Express oneself with simple Japanese phrases and common expressions in a situational dialogue in cultural contexts.
  • Learn and master the Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries for basic pronunciation and basic strokes for Japanese character writing (Kanji).
  • Learn basic sentence structures. Use the following concepts: verbs and adjectives in past and non-past tenses, nouns, pronouns, adverbs. particles, and conjunctions.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 4