JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I 4 credits

This is the first course in a four-course sequence that develops understanding, speaking, reading and writing of Japanese. Students are introduced to the basic Japanese sound system and basic grammar, including sentence structure, verb and adjective conjugation and idioms. In addition to the strong emphasis on oral communication, the course introduces reading and writing, and acquaints students with the culture of Japan. R, W1, 11 (3 lecture hours and 2 laboratory hours)