FOREIGN LANGUAGES COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

FORNLANG 101     BEGINNING JAPANESE I     GH         4 cr
Japanese 101 is the first semester of a two-semester, beginning Japanese language course which emphasizes oral skills but also introduces the written language (hiragana and katakana syllabaries). It also exposes students to the culture of Japan.

FORNLANG 102     BEGINNING JAPANESE II     GH         4 cr
Japanese 102 is the second semester of a two-semester, beginning Japanese language course which emphasizes oral skills but also introduces the written language (hiragana and katakana syllabaries). It also exposes students to the culture of Japan.
Prereq: FORNLANG 101 or its equivalent

FORNLANG 103     BEGINNING JAPANESE III         4 cr
This is a third semester of sequence of Japanese language instruction. Entering students are expected to have mastered basics of the writing system (hirigana and katakana and approximately 300 Kanji characters), know elementary gramar and have a basic vocabulary with listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. This course develops the four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in order to cultivate an overall Japanese language ability. Using the course materials, which include the most frequently used daily vacabulary, students will apply what they have to their daily activity. The course prepares students for Intermediate-Level Japanese.
Prereq: FORNLANG 102

FORNLANG 141     BEGINNING CHINESE     GH         4 cr
This course begins comprehensive training in elementary "common speech" (Mandarin) Chinese. It adopts pinyin (Chinese Phonetic Alphabet) as standard phonetic system and covers one hundred and fifty characters, commonly used sentence patterns, and the basic grammar in both spoken and written Chinese. This course also introduces students to the social and cultural context in which the language is shaped and used.

FORNLANG 142     BEGINNING CHINESE     GH         4 cr
This course continues comprehensive training in elementary "common speech" (Mandarin) Chinese. It adopts pinyin (Chinese Phonetic Alphabet) as standard phonetic system and covers five hundred characters, commonly used sentence patterns, and the basic grammar in both spoken and written Chinese. This course also introduces students to the social and cultural context in which the language is shaped and used.
Prereq: FORNLANG 141 or equivalent.

FORNLANG 201     INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE         4 cr
This is a fourth semester of sequence of Japanese language instruction. Entering students are expected to have mastered the writing system (with approximately 600 Kanji characters of the 2000 needed to be able to read newspapers and be considered fully literate). This course develops the four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading and writing) to cultivate an overall Japanese language ability. Students will continue to build vocabulary, master more serious grammar, ad work on writing/reading skills. The course prepares students for continued study of Japanese (either third year at another American university or in a Study Abroad program).
Prereq: FORNLANG 103

FORNLANG 496     SPECIAL STUDIES         1-4 cr
 
 

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