Elementary Japanese I

Japanese (JPN)
Course Designator
Academic Dean
Assistant Vice President of Academic Services, Dean of Arts & Sciences
Last Offered
Official Course Description

This is an introductory course in Japanese language, designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of Japanese. This course introduces the basic structure and vocabulary of modern Japanese, stressing the use of Japanese orthography (the writing system) from the very outset, so the subsequent adjustment to reading ordinary Japanese literature is minimal. Emphasis will be on vocabulary and oral training for conversation with reasonable ease, with an introduction to readings and writing. Familiarity with the sociocultural context in which the modern Japanese language is used will also be stressed. Prerequisites: JPN.101 or previous study of Japanese with instructor approval.

Upcoming Offerings

Below is a list of the planned JPN.101 course sections for this semester and near future. The seat availability shown below is not updated in real time and may be out of date. Please keep in mind that course sections may be cancelled, changed, or otherwise altered before the course section start date.