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Foreign Language - Japanese (FLJ)

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  • FLJ - Foreign Language - Japanese Courses

    FLJ 101 Elementary Japanese I 3.
    Corequisite: FLJ 103.

    Introduction to standard, formal Japanese. Emphasis on speaking and listening skills. Exposure to Japanese culture, reading, and writing.

    FLJ 102 Elementary Japanese II 3.
    Prerequisite: FLJ 101, Corequisite: FLJ 104.

    Continuation of basic skills. Emphasis on speaking and listening skills; inclusion of Japanese cultural factors in communication. Some reading and writing.

    FLJ 103 Elementary Japanese I Conversation 1.
    Corequisite: FLJ 101.

    Supplements conversational practice in FLJ 101. Students are encouraged to use their speaking skills in a variety of situations. Special attention is given to correcting and improving pronunciation and intonation.

    FLJ 104 Elementary Japanese II Conversation 1.
    Prerequisite: FLJ 101, Corequisite: FLJ 102.

    Supplements conversational practice in FLJ 102. Extensive use of speaking skills in a variety of situations. Special attention given to correcting and improving pronunciation and intonation.

    FLJ 201 Intermediate Japanese I 3.
    Prerequisite: FLJ 102 or FLJ 105, Corequisite: FLJ 203.

    Continuation of basic skills. Greater emphasis on reading and writing. More exposure to Japanese cultural traditions.

    FLJ 202 Intermediate Japanese II 3.
    Prerequisite: FLJ 201, Corequisite: FLJ 204.

    Continuation of the learning of the basic skills. Emphasis on reading and writing as well as on spoken Japanese and on cultural patterns of behavior.

    FLJ 203 Intermediate Japanese Conversation 1.
    Prerequisite: FLJ 102, Corequisite: FLJ 201, FLJ 202 or FLJ 301.

    Practice in spoken Japanese through use of the language in a variety of situations. Increase vocabulary and develop fluency and ease in the structural patterns of the language.May be repeated for a maximum of three credit hours.

    FLJ 204 Intermediate Japanese II Conversation 1.
    Corequisite: FLJ 202.

    Supplemental intermediate conversational practice. Drills and situational exercises to build oral proficiency with patterns introduced in FLJ 202.

    FLJ 301 Intermediate Japanese III 3.
    Prerequisite: FLJ 202.

    Continued study of Japanese language. Primary emphasis on spoken Japanese, but attention also given to reading, writing and culture.

    FLJ 302 Intermediate Japanese IV 3.
    Prerequisite: FLJ 301.

    Continued training in the foundations of Japanese language. Primary emphasis on spoken Japanese, with increased attention to reading and writing.

    FLJ 342 Classical Japanese Literature in Translation 3.

    A survey of literature in Japan from earliest recorded times through the sixteenth century. Examples from major eras and genres (folktales, poetry, philosophy, fictional narrative, theater, etc.) will be considered, with attention to historical and cultural contexts, as well as to contemporary scholarship and approaches toward traditional literature. Examples from literature outside Japan will be included for comparative purposes. No prior knowledge of Japanese required: Readings and discussions in English.

    FLJ 344 Early Modern Japanese Literature in Translation 3.

    A survey of literature in Japan from 1600 to late Nineteenth Century. Examples from major periods and genres (novels, poetry, philosophy, dram, miscellaneous narrative, etc.) will be considered, with attention to historical and cultural contexts, as well as to contemporary scholarship and approaches toward the literature. Examples from literature outside Japan will be included for comparative purposed. No prior knowledge of Japanese required: Readings and discussions in English.

    FLJ 345 Modern Japanese Literature in Translation 3.

    A survey in literature in Japan from the Meiji Era through World War Two. Examples from major periods and genres (novels, poetry, philosophy, drama, miscellaneous narrative, etc.) will be considered, with attention to historical and cultural contexts, as well as to contemporary scholarship and approaches toward the literature. Examples from literature outside Japan will be included for comparative purposes. No prior knowledge of Japanese required: Readings and discussions in English.

    FLJ 351 Contemporary Culture in Japan 3.
    Prerequisite: FLJ 101.

    Introduction to basic aspects of cultural practices in Japanese society, including education, work life, family relationships, everyday religious practices, aesthetic traditions, national identity, and gender. Students will develop an understanding of the interrelationships between language and culture.

    FLJ 401 Advanced Japanese I 3.
    Prerequisite: FLJ 302.

    Continued training in the foundations of Japanese language, with emphasis on complex verb forms. Increased attention to reading and writing.

    FLJ 402 Advanced Japanese II 3.
    Prerequisite: FLJ 401.

    Elaboration on grammatical forms learned in the previous courses with applications in reading and writing, combined with more sophisticated vocabulary and idioms and attention to development of natural reading skills.