JPN 205 Fundamentals of Kanji 4 credits

This course is for students who have studied Japanese language and want to improve their ability of reading and gain a deeper understanding through learning Kanji (Chinese alphabet), which is one of the Japanese written alphabets. Students develop a deeper understanding of the basic elements and system of Kanji, stroke order and sound that each Kanji has. Students also understand how to use a Kanji dictionary and to operate a Kanji dictionary while reading Japanese passages (newspaper, magazine, etc.) independently. R, W1, 11 (3 lecture hours and 2 laboratory hours)

Corequisite: JPN 202