Language & Literature

Contact Information

Marilyn Durham
Department Chair
Phone: (262) 472-5050
Location: Laurentide 3110

Peter Hoff
Foreign Language Coordinator
Phone: (262) 472-1591
Location: Laurentide 3209

Japanese Courses

  • BEGINNING JAPANESE I (GH)
    Japanese 101, Credits: 4

    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.

  • BEGINNING JAPANESE II (GH)
    Japanese 102, Credits: 4

    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.

  • BEGINNING JAPANESE III (GH)
    Japanese 103, Credits: 4

    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.

  • INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I (GH)
    Japanese 201, Credits: 4

    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.

  • INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II (GH)
    Japanese 202, Credits: 3

    Intermediate Japanese II is the second intermediate course in spoken and written Japanese. Students will continue to learn basic structural patterns of the Japanese language and be encouraged to further develop their proficiency in all four skill areas of the language. As an intermediate course, however, increased attention will be given to the reading and writing in the Japanese writing system. Students will also learn aspects of Japanese culture that related to the lesson topics.

  • INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE III (GH)
    Japanese 203, Credits: 3

    Intermediate Japanese III is the third intermediate course in spoken and written Japanese. Students will continue to learn basic structural patterns of the Japanese language and be encouraged to further develop their proficiency in all four skill areas of the language (reading, writing, listening, speaking). as an intermediate course, however, increased attention will be given to the reading and writing in the Japanese writing system. Students will also learn aspects of Japanese culture that related to the lesson topics.

  • JAPANESE CONTEMPORARY ISSUES THROUGH THE LENS OF THE MEDIA
    Japanese 301, Credits: 3

    This course aims to familiarize students with the linguistic, cultural and social aspects of Japan through a variety of contemporary media.

  • WORKSHOP
    Japanese 490, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques. Repeatable

  • TRAVEL STUDY
    Japanese 491, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

  • INTERNSHIP IN JAPANESE
    Japanese 493, Credits: 1-3

    Internships are available in business, government or social service agencies for suitably prepared students wishing to pursue a career that involves foreign languages. Repeatable. Satisfactory/No Credit Grade Basis Only.

  • SEMINAR
    Japanese 494, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member. Repeatable one time.

  • SPECIAL STUDIES
    Japanese 496, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable.

  • EXCHANGE STUDY
    Japanese 497, Credits: 1-99

    Variable topics. Repeatable.

  • INDEPENDENT STUDY
    Japanese 498, Credits: 1-3

    Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.

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Location

College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For

Faculty/Staff Contact

Office of the Dean
Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621
E-mail: reicherr@uww.edu

Student Contact

Advising Office
Phone: (262) 472-1550
E-mail: lsadvise@uww.edu

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