Japanese (GLJP)

GLJP 101 ELEMENTARY JAPANESE I (4 credits)

Development of vocabulary, structures and speaking strategies essential to basic language use. Situation-based practice in asking and answering questions, identifying and describing things, shopping and asking directions. Practical use of katakana and hiragana syllabaries. ACTFL target: Novice Mid.

Total Course fees: $25.00

GLJP 102 ELEMENTARY JAPANESE II (4 credits)

Continuation of 101. Talking about activities, plans, and personal life, expressing wants and needs, basic conventions of social interaction with Japanese people, including appropriate use of formal and informal speech styles. Study of kanji characters with an emphasis on kanji most useful for daily life. ACTFL target: Novice High.

Total Course fees: $25.00

Prerequisites: GLJP 101 or placement test.

GLJP 201 INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I (4 credits)

Review of skills described in 101 and 102. vocabulary, expressions, and structures for more complicated interactions in social, business, and home environments. Preparation for living in Japan. Continued study of kanji. Four class hours per week. ACTFL target: Intermediate Low.

Total Course fees: $25.00

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in GLJP 102, or placement test.

GLJP 202 INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II (4 credits)

Continuation of 201. Practice in obtaining and giving detailed information, problem solving and expressing opinions and emotions in culturally appropriate ways. Continued study of kanji. Four class hours per week. ACTFL target: Intermediate Mid.

Total Course fees: $25.00

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in GLJP 201 or placement test.

GLJP 230 JAPANESE LANGUAGE PRACTICE (4 credits)

Course work conducted in Yokohama in the Semester Abroad Program. For students who have taken 102 before going abroad.

Prerequisites: GLJP 102.

GLJP 231 JAPANESE LANGUAGE PRACTICE (3 credits)

Course work conducted in Yokohama in the Semester Abroad Program. For students who have taken 102 before going abroad.

Prerequisites: GLJP 102.

GLJP 232 JAPANESE LANGUAGE PRACTICE (3 credits)

Course work conducted in Yokohama in the Semester Abroad Program. For students who have taken 102 before going abroad. Offered fall. 3 credits

Prerequisites: GLJP 102.

GLJP 240 JAPANESE CULTURE TODAY (3 credits)

Selected aspects of culture and cultural change that have been especially important in determining the nature of today's Japanese society. Conducted in English.

Total Course fees: $15.00

(GLOBAL PLURALISM, INDIVID/SYSTEMS/SOCIETIES)

GLJP 301 JAPANESE COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION I (4 credits)

Vocabulary building and kanji for reading and discussion of a wide variety of topics, narrative and descriptive compositions, listening practice and enhancement of cultural competence through viewing of videotapes from Japanese network television. Three class hours per week. ACTFL target: Intermediate High. Participation in Linfield's study abroad program in Yokohama strongly recommended.

Total Course fees: $20.00

Prerequisites: GLJP 202 or placement test. Participation in Linfield's study abroad program in Yokohama strongly recommended.

(MAJOR WRITING INTENSIVE)

GLJP 302 INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE CONVERSATION II (3 credits)

Enhancement of listening and conversational skills through situational role playing, watching the news, a television drama, and through in-class presentations. Three class hours per week. ACTFL target: Intermediate High.

Total Course fees: $15.00

Prerequisites: GLJP 202 or placement test.

(MAJOR WRITING INTENSIVE)

GLJP 309 INTERMEDIATE WRITTEN JAPANESE (2 credits)

Development of reading and writing skills through magazine articles and short stories designed for native speakers. Writing of synopses and brief opinion pieces. Two class hours per week. ACTFL target: Intermediate High. Participation in Linfield's Study Abroad Program in Yokohama strongly recommended.

Total Course fees: $10.00

Prerequisites: GLJP 202 or placement test. Strongly recommended: participation in Linfield's Study Abroad Program in Yokohama. Concurrent enrollment in GLJP 302 and GLJP 309 is possible.

GLJP 480 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-5 credits)

A flexible course suited to the needs of the individual. Reading and research on a specific topic. NOTE: The Independent Study Petition must be completed and approved before enrollment.

Prerequisites: GLJP 202 or instructor consent; plus completion of the Independent Study Petition.

GLJP 485 JAPANESE SENIOR SEMINAR (3 credits)

Examination and analysis of contemporary social and cultural issues in Japan and the ways in which traditional values affect contemporary culture. Utilizes both print and broadcast sources from various humanistic and social scientific fields. Substantial individual research project with topic drawn from Japanese social and cultural issues discussed in class. Conducted in Japanese.

Total Course fees: $15.00

Prerequisites: GLCS 380 or equivalent.

(GLOBAL PLURALISM, INDIVID/SYSTEMS/SOCIETIES, MAJOR WRITING INTENSIVE)