Japanese

Masako Hikami

Students learn to read, write, and speak Japanese through the intermediate level, or beyond, through individual tutorials. There is no major or minor in Japanese; students interested in Japanese studies should see the Asian studies section in this catalog for information on major and minor offerings. Students wishing to advance their knowledge of Japanese are invited to spend a semester or a full year at one of MBC’s sister schools in Japan.

Japanese Course Descriptions

101, 102 Beginning Japanese (4 s.h.) (F: both 101 and 102)
An introduction to the Japanese language with emphasis on understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will be introduced to the kana writing system as well as elementary Chinese characters (kanji). Students must register for a special conversation class attached to each course. JPNS 101 offered in the fall semester; JPNS 102 in spring semester.

201, 202 Intermediate Japanese (4 s.h.) (F: both 201 and 202)
Students continue to develop skills of reading, writing, and speaking of Japanese. Students must register for a special conversation class attached to each course. *Prerequisites: JPNS 101, JPNS 102. JPNS 151 offered in the fall semester; JPNS 202 in spring semester.

290, 390 Advanced Japanese (1–3 s.h.)
Advanced grammar, reading, writing, and speaking of Japanese. Offered on a tutorial basis.