GENERAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE

681-101 BEGINNING JAPANESE I 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.

681-102 BEGINNING JAPANESE II 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. This course provides continuing instruction in the Japanese language for those who successfully completed Japanese 101 or its equivalent.
Prereq: Japanese 101 or its equivalent.

681-141 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.

681-142 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: 681-141 or equivalent.

681-496 SPECIAL STUDIES 1-4 cr
Repeatable. Prereq: Consent of instructor.