2014-15 Edition

Rock Creek Campus
Building 2, Room 210
971-722-7770

Sylvania Campus
Communications Technology Building (CT), Room 219
971-722-8005

www.pcc.edu/programs/japanese

Description

All PCC Japanese courses are taught using an immersion method. The objective of all Japanese courses is to help students to develop communicative competence and proficiency in comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing Japanese as well as cultural awareness. Assessment is based on consistent attendance, active student participation, and written and oral assignments.

There are no prerequisites and requirements for entry into the first term of first year Japanese. However, the student should read the Japanese course descriptions for other Japanese courses. Students who have studied a language before and are unsure of their placement are encouraged to consult with a world language teacher since they will not be admitted to a course if their skill level is too advanced for that course.

All students who enroll in world language classes (including those on the waiting list) are expected to attend class the first day when material essential for successful completion of the course will be presented. Students who do not attend the first class session may be replaced by those who do attend.

Courses

JPN 101. First Year Japanese. 5 Credits.

Introduces Japanese language and culture. Emphasizes effective communicative skills in written and spoken language. Examines the practice, product and perspective of Japanese culture. The first course of a three-course sequence. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS.

JPN 102. First Year Japanese. 5 Credits.

Introduces Japanese language and culture, emphasizing effective communicative skills in written and spoken language. Includes the practice, product and perspective of Japanese culture. The second course of a three-course sequence. Prerequisite: JPN 101 or instructor permission. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS.

JPN 103. First Year Japanese. 5 Credits.

Continues the introduction of Japanese language and culture, emphasizing effective communicative skills in written and spoken language. Expands the practice, product and perspective of Japanese culture. The third course of a three-course sequence. Prerequisite: JPN 102 or instructor permission. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS.

JPN 111A. First Year Japanese Conversation. 3 Credits.

Offers a review of and additional practice with structures and vocabulary presented in JPN 101. For beginners. Audit available.

JPN 111B. First Year Japanese Conversation. 2 Credits.

Provides practice of structures and vocabulary of first year Japanese in a conversational format. Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in JPN 150 or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 111C. First Year Japanese Conversation. 1 Credit.

Provides extended practice for better understanding of the materials presented in JPN 101. For beginners. Audit available.

JPN 112A. First Year Japanese Conversation. 3 Credits.

Offers a review of and additional practice with structures and vocabulary presented in JPN 102. Recommended: Completion of JPN 101 or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 112B. First Year Japanese Conversation. 2 Credits.

Provides extended practice for better understanding of the materials presented in JPN 151. Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in JPN 151 or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 112C. First Year Japanese Conversation. 1 Credit.

Provides further practice of structures and vocabulary of first year Japanese in a conversational format. Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in JPN 151 or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 113A. First Year Japanese Conversation. 3 Credits.

Offers a review of and additional practice with structures and vocabulary presented in JPN 103. Recommended: Completion of JPN 102 or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 113B. First Year Japanese Conversation. 2 Credits.

Provides extended practice for better understanding of the materials presented in JPN 103. Recommended: Completion of JPN 102 or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 113C. First Year Japanese Conversation. 1 Credit.

Provides extended practice for better understanding of the materials presented in JPN 103. Recommended: Completion of JPN 102 or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 150. First Year Japanese. 6 Credits.

Introduces Japanese language and culture. Emphasizes effective communicative skills in written and spoken language. Examines the practice, product and perspective of Japanese culture. Completion of JPN 150, 151, 111B and 112C is equivalent to JPN 101-102-103. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS.

JPN 151. First Year Japanese. 6 Credits.

Continues the introduction of Japanese language and culture, emphasizing effective communicative skills in written and spoken language. Expands the practice, product and perspective of Japanese culture. Completion of JPN 150, 151, 111B and 112C is equivalent to JPN 101-102-103. Prerequisite: JPN 150 or instructor permission. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS.

JPN 201. Second Year Japanese. 5 Credits.

Reviews and continues study of Japanese language and culture, emphasizing effective communicative skills in written and spoken language. Examines new practices, products and perspectives of Japanese culture. The first course of a three-course sequence of second-year Japanese. Prerequisite: JPN 103 or instructor permission. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/ASOT-B.

JPN 202. Second Year Japanese. 5 Credits.

Expands study of Japanese language and culture, emphasizing effective communicative skills in written and spoken language. Adds the new practices, products and perspectives of Japanese culture. The second course of a three-course sequence of second-year Japanese. Prerequisite: JPN 201 or instructor permission. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/ASOT-B.

JPN 203. Second Year Japanese. 5 Credits.

Continues study of Japanese language and culture, emphasizing effective communicative skills in written and spoken language. Expands practices, products and perspectives of Japanese culture. The third course of a three-course sequence. Prerequisite: JPN 202 or instructor permission. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/ASOT-B.

JPN 211A. Intermediate Japanese Conversation. 3 Credits.

Offers a review of and additional practice with structures and vocabulary presented in JPN 201. Recommended: Completion of first year Japanese at the college level, or three years of high school Japanese, or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 211B. Intermediate Japanese Conversation. 2 Credits.

Provides practice of structures and vocabulary of second year Japanese in a conversational format. Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in JPN 250 or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 211C. Intermediate Japanese Conversation. 1 Credit.

Provides further practice of structures and vocabulary of second year Japanese in a conversational format. Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in JPN 201 or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 212A. Intermediate Japanese Conversation. 3 Credits.

Offers a review of and additional practice with structures and vocabulary presented in JPN 202. Recommended: Completion of JPN 201 or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 212B. Intermediate Japanese Conversation. 2 Credits.

Designed to provide extended practice for better understanding of the materials presented in JPN 202. Recommended: Completion of JPN 201 or JPN 250 or concurrent enrollment in JPN 251 or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 212C. Intermediate Japanese Conversation. 1 Credit.

Provides advanced practice of structures and vocabulary of second year Japanese in a conversational format. Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in JPN 202 or JPN 251, or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 213A. Intermediate Japanese Conversation. 3 Credits.

Offers a review of and additional practice with structures and vocabulary presented in JPN 203. Recommended: Completion of JPN 202 or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 213B. Intermediate Japanese Conversation. 2 Credits.

Designed to provide extended practice for better understanding of the materials presented in JPN 203. Recommended: Completion of JPN 202 or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 213C. Intermediate Japanese Conversation. 1 Credit.

Provides further advanced practice of structures and vocabulary of second year Japanese in a conversational format. Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in JPN 203 or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 250. Second Year Japanese. 6 Credits.

Reviews and continues study of Japanese language and culture, emphasizing effective communicative skills in written and spoken language. Examines new practices, products and perspectives of Japanese culture. Completion of JPN 250, 251, 211B and 212C is equivalent to JPN 201-202-203. Prerequisite: JPN 103 or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 251. Second Year Japanese. 6 Credits.

Continues study of Japanese language and culture, emphasizing effective communicative skills in written and spoken language. Expands practices, products and perspectives of Japanese culture. Completion of JPN 250, 251, 211B and 212C is equivalent to JPN 201-202-203. Prerequisite: JPN 250 or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 260A. Japanese Culture. 3 Credits.

Introduces Japanese traditional and modern culture and society through analysis of cultural, historical and social issues through media product and literary work. Explores concepts such as families, social roles, friendship, pop culture, morality, philosophies, economics and more. Course conducted in English. Japanese materials are subtitled in English. Prerequisites: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/ASOT-B.

JPN 260B. Japanese Culture. 2 Credits.

Japanese Culture through Film. Increases understanding of Japanese traditional and modern culture and society through analysis of cultural, historical and social issues presented in five Japanese films. May explore concepts such as families, social roles, friendship, WWII, traditions and pop culture, morality, philosophies, economics. Course conducted in English. Japanese films will be subtitled in English. Audit available.

JPN 261A. Japanese Culture. 3 Credits.

Introduces Japanese traditional and modern culture and society through analysis of cultural, historical and social issues by media product and literary work. Explores concepts such as self-identity, Japanese views of the West, gender roles, perspectives on death and more. Course conducted in English. Japanese materials are subtitled in English. Prerequisites: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/ASOT-B.

JPN 262A. Japanese Culture. 3 Credits.

Introduces Japanese traditional and modern culture and society through analysis of cultural, historical and social issues by media product and literary work. Explores concepts such as imperialistic past, neo-nationalism, cultural pride, modern social issues, marriage, religions and more. Course conducted in English. Japanese materials are subtitled in English. Prerequisites: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/ASOT-B.