The courses develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills using the direct method. Grammar points are explained in English. The student is provided an opportunity to practice conversation with native speakers to further improve oral skills. Selected topics are presented to enhance awareness and understanding of Japanese culture.
Students with significant course credit in Japanese from high school or college will not be allowed to enroll in JAPN 101. Students with more advanced knowledge must consult with the departmental chair or with a professor in Japanese for evaluation before enrolling in a Japanese language class.