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Japanese (JAPNS)

JAPNS 401 (IL) Level Three Japanese A (4) Further acquisition of the four language skills in Japanese--reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension.

JAPNS 401 Advanced Conversation (4)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course aims to enhance students' abilities in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The objectives in this course are: 1)to review, reinforce, and expand the basic grammar; 2)to expand knowledge of Kanji, vocabulary and idioms; 3) to be able to speak not only in single sentences, but in dialogues to perform basic communicative functions; 4) to be able to read and understand simple essays and stories; 5) to be able to write a short composition; and 6) to able to type Japanese on the computer.

General Education: None
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Second or Beyond 12th Level Foreign Language
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: JAPNS 110

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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