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Japanese

Course Code
JAPN 101  Credits
Title Beginning Japanese I 
Lasc Area Goal 8  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Introduction to Japanese language and culture. Emphasis placed on the spoken language and reading the Japanese alphabet. MnTC Goal 8. 



Course Code
JAPN 102  Credits
Title Beginning Japanese II 
Prerequisite JAPN 101 (hard prerequisite) 
Lasc Area Goal 8  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive No  
Description Introduction to Japanese language and culture. Emphasis placed on the spoken language and reading the Japanese alphabet. MnTC Goal 8. 



Course Code
JAPN 142  Credits
Title Introduction to Japanese Culture 
Lasc Area Goal 7  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An introduction to the major aspects of Japanese culture. Topics include arts, education, family, geography, history, language, literature, philosophy, religion and daily life. Focuses on the distinctive characteristics of Japanese culture in comparison with the Western culture. Lectures, films and discussions in English. MnTC Goal 7. 



Course Code
JAPN 201  Credits
Title Intermediate Japanese I 
Prerequisite JAPN 102 (hard prerequisite) 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive No  
Description The development of academic learning skills of writing and reading, in addition to the sophistication of personal communication skills is expected. In principle, instruction is done in Japanese. English written articles as well as video programs are used for the enrichment of cultural understanding. 



Course Code
JAPN 202  Credits
Title Intermediate Japanese II 
Prerequisite JAPN 201 (hard prerequisite) 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive No  
Description The development of academic learning skills of writing and reading, in addition to the sophistication of personal communication skills is expected. In principle, instruction is done in Japanese. English written articles as well as video programs are used for the enrichment of cultural understanding. 



Course Code
JAPN 397  Credits 1-3 
Title Independent Study in Japanese: Advanced Level I 
Prerequisite JAPN 202 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A selected project as agreed upon by student and instructor. May be repeated for a total of four credits. Requires approval by department chair.