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Academic Year

2013-2014

School

School of Humanities and Social Science School Web site

School Dean

Janet Dizinno, Ph.D. hssdean@stmarytx.edu

Department

Languages

Department Chair

Mark Lokensgard, Ph.D. mlokensgard@stmarytx.edu

Department Courses and Descriptions

Department Courses and Descriptions
JP 1311
Intro to Japanese I (3)
Essentials of Japanese. An introduction to the four phases of language learning: understanding, reading, speaking, and writing Japanese, and an introduction to Japanese culture. The course consists of two semesters. Each semester consists of two hours lecture and one hour of audio/video/writing laboratory. A laboratory fee is charged. Enrollment restricted to students with no prior experience in Japanese. Students who have been introduced to Japanese at home, or in high school, should take JP 2311 and 2312. JP 1311 is a prerequisite for JP 1312. Permission of the Department Chair is required for entry into the course.

JP 1312
Intro to Japanese II (3)
Essentials of Japanese. An introduction to the four phases of language learning: understanding, reading, speaking, and writing Japanese, and an introduction to Japanese culture. The course consists of two semesters. Each semester consists of two hours lecture and one hour of audio/video/writing laboratory. A laboratory fee is charged. Enrollment restricted to students with no prior experience in Japanese. Students who have been introduced to Japanese at home, or in high school, should take JP 2311 and 2312. JP 1311 is a prerequisite for JP 1312. Permission of the Department Chair is required for entry into the course.

JP 2311
Second Year Japanese I (3)
Japanese language review applied to practice in composition. Course includes practice in comprehension of spoken Japanese and guided speaking, reading, and writing activities leading to self-expression in the Japanese language. The course consists of two semesters. Each semester consists of two hours lecture and one hour of audio/video/writing laboratory. A laboratory fee is charged. JP 2311 or equivalent is a prerequisite for JP 2312.

JP 2312
Second Year Japanese II (3)
Japanese language review applied to practice in composition. Course includes practice in comprehension of spoken Japanese and guided speaking, reading, and writing activities leading to self-expression in the Japanese language. The course consists of two semesters. Each semester consists of two hours lecture and one hour of audio/video/writing laboratory. A laboratory fee is charged. JP 2311 or equivalent is a prerequisite for JP 2312.

JP 3301
Japanese Culture and Civilization I (3)
This course puts into practice Stephen Krashen’s theory that emphasizes acquiring and perfecting a language through the study of non-linguistic subjects. This course, conducted mostly in Japense, presents the main aspects of the Japanese culture and civilization, from the first inhabitants to the Meiji Era (1868). Prerequisite: JP2312 or special permission.

JP 3302
Japanese Culture and Civilization II (3)
This course puts into practice Stephen Krashen’s theory that emphasizes acquiring and perfecting a language through the study of non-linguistic subjects. The course will concentrate on the study of the most important currents underlying the Japanese culture and civilization from the Meiji Era to the present time. Conducted mostly in Japanese. Prerequisite: JP2312 or special permission.

JP 3382
Topics in Japanese (3)
Study of any one of the broad range of topics in contemporary Japanese Language, to include issues of the day. Conducted mostly in Japanese. May be taken twice if topic is different.

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Department Website

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