Grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills. Assumes no prior experience in the language.
Carolina Core: GFL
Practice and further development of essential listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. Admission only by successful completion of Japanese 121.
Carolina Core: GFL
Review and continuation of fundamentals of the language; development of oral and reading skills.
Review and continuation of fundamentals of the language; development of written and oral expression.
Acquisition and advancement of kanji literacy and writing skills. Development of foundational skills to review basic kanji and to aid in inferring the meaning of higher level kanji. Covers 250 kanji characters with complementary instruction through many mediums (brush writing, postcards, meishi).
Introduction to Japanese culture through an examination of cultural elements such as traditions, arts, history, geography, people, society, and religion. Taught in English.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning, GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences
Improvement of skills in conversation and composition; advanced reading in modern Japanese materials.
Development of language skills specific to the Japanese business world and its practices.
Introduction to Japanese literature and its cultural background. Conducted in English, but some background of Japanese is recommended.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences
Survey of modern Japanese literature and its cultural background up to the present. Conducted in English, but some knowledge of Japanese is required.
Examination of Japanese culture and contemporary society using selected films. Taught in English.
Introduction to Japanese traditional theater and its influences on Japanese culture and society. Taught in English.
Cross-listed course: THEA 369
Examination of Japanese culture and contemporary society through studying of popular animations. Taught in English.
Intensive study of selected topics in Japanese literature and culture. May be repeated for credit as topic varies by title. Taught in English.
Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research
Development of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing through advanced studies of authentic Japanese materials.
Strengthening proficiency in writing and reading.
Japanese language and communication in its sociocultural context; emphasis on comparison with American English. Taught in English.
Cross-listed course: LING 546