College of Letters & Sciences

Language & Literature

Contact Information

Elena Levy-Navarro
Department Chair & Professor
Phone: 262-472-5047
Location: Laurentide Hall 3110
Alicia de Gregorio
Foreign Language Coordinator & Professor
Phone: 262-472-5071
Location: Laurentide Hall 3126
Elizabeth Lamb
Academic Department Associate
Phone: 262-472-1036
Location: Laurentide Hall 3112

Japanese Courses

  • BEGINNING JAPANESE I
    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
    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
    Japanese 103, Credits: 4

    Beginning Japanese III is the third semester Japanese course. Its main objective is to continue the development of the four foundational language skills: speaking, listening, writing and reading. This course helps students to communicate and exchange information about familiar topics using a variety of basic grammar and expressions, and to interact in brief social interactions in everyday situations.

  • INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I
    Japanese 201, Credits: 4

    Intermediate Japanese I is the fourth semester Japanese course. Its main objective is the development of the four main language skills at an intermediate level of proficiency. This course helps students to participate in conversations on a number of familiar topics using simple sentences, and interact in brief social interactions in everyday situations.

  • INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II
    Japanese 202, Credits: 3

    Intermediate Japanese II is the fifth semester Japanese course. Its main objective is to continue the development of the four language skills at an intermediate level of proficiency, as well as of sociolinguistic knowledge of the language. This course helps students to communicate everyday needs in common conversational situations and to handle uncomplicated social situations.

  • INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE III
    Japanese 203, Credits: 3

    Intermediate Japanese III is the sixth semester Japanese course. Its main objective is to enhance and further develop the four language skills at an intermediate level of proficiency. This course helps to develop knowledge of grammar and vocabulary needed for topics beyond everyday life, converse in an organized way about events and people's experiences, places, and cultural 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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