Academics

Course Descriptions

Japanese (JAPN)


JAPN& 121  Japanese I  (5)
Begins the systematic study of Japanese. Includes basic grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, and conversation practice, and introduces Hiragana and Kanji writing systems. Students learn the history, nature, and diversity of Japanese speaking cultures. PREREQUISITE: No previous background in Japanese, or no more than one year of high school Japanese, or no more than two years of high school Japanese with a "C" average or less. Eligible for ENGL 100. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.
JAPN& 122  Japanese II  (5)
Systematic study of Japanese using the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students learn the history, nature, and diversity of Japanese speaking cultures. PREREQUISITE: A grade of 2.0 or higher in JAPN& 121 or equivalent with instructor's permission. Eligible for ENGL 100. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

JAPN& 123  Japanese III  (5)
Continues the systematic study of Japanese using the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students learn the history, nature, and diversity of Japanese speaking cultures. Fulfills the University of Washington College of Arts and Science graduation requirement. PREREQUISITE: A grade of 2.0 or higher in JAPN& 122 or equivalent with instructor's permission. Eligible for ENGL 100. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.