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JPNS 101: Elementary Japanese I (4 credits)

Course Description

An introductory course focusing on grammar and vocabulary sufficient to maintain conversation at the elementary level and on the three writing systems: hiragana, katakana, and kanji. (4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand learned phrases and sentences in various social and academic contexts.
  • Read and understand learned materials written in hiragana, katakana and approximately 50 kanji with references.
  • Write short phrases and sentences using the three learned writing systems with one reference. Compose short notes and memos.

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