Bowdoin College Catalogue and Academic Handbook

Japanese (JPN)

JPN 1101  (c)   Elementary Japanese I  

Hiroo Aridome.
Every Fall. Fall 2019. Enrollment limit: 18.
  

An introductory course in modern Japanese language. In addition to mastering the basics of grammar, emphasis is placed on active functional communication in the language, as well as reading and listening comprehension. Context-oriented conversation drills are complemented by audio materials. Basic cultural information also presented. The two kana syllabaries and sixty commonly used kanji are introduced. No prerequisite. Followed by Japanese 1102.

Previous terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.

JPN 1102  (c)   Elementary Japanese II  

Every Spring. Enrollment limit: 18.  

A continuation of the fundamentals of Japanese grammar structures and further acquisition of spoken communication skills, listening comprehension, and proficiency in reading and writing. Introduces an additional ninety kanji.

Prerequisites: JPN 1101 or Placement in JPN 1102.

Previous terms offered: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016.

JPN 2203  (c)   Intermediate Japanese I  

Vyjayanthi Selinger.
Every Fall. Fall 2019. Enrollment limit: 18.
  

An intermediate course in modern Japanese language, with introduction of advanced grammatical structures, vocabulary, and characters. Continuing emphasis on acquisition of well-balanced language skills based on an understanding of the actual use of the language in the Japanese sociocultural context. Introduces an additional 100 kanji.

Prerequisites: JPN 1102 or Placement in JPN 2203.

Previous terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.

JPN 2204  (c)   Intermediate Japanese II  

Every Spring. Enrollment limit: 18.  

A continuation of Japanese 2203 with the introduction of more advanced grammatical structures, vocabulary, and characters.

Prerequisites: JPN 2203.

Previous terms offered: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016.

JPN 2205  (c)   Advanced-Intermediate Japanese I  

Hiroo Aridome.
Every Fall. Fall 2019. Enrollment limit: 18.
  

Building on the fundamentals of Elementary and Intermediate Japanese, students increase their proficiency in both the spoken and written language. A variety of written and audiovisual Japanese language materials (essays, movies, manga, etc.) are used to consolidate and expand mastery of more advanced grammatical structures and vocabulary. Students read or watch relevant materials, discuss in class, and then write and/or present on selected Japan-related topics.

Prerequisites: JPN 2204 or Placement in JPN 2205.

Previous terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.

JPN 2206  (c)   Advanced-Intermediate Japanese II  

Every Spring. Enrollment limit: 18.  

A continuation and progression of materials used in Japanese 2205.

Prerequisites: JPN 2205.

Previous terms offered: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016.

JPN 3307  (c)   Advanced Japanese I  

Hiroo Aridome.
Every Fall. Fall 2019. Enrollment limit: 18.
  

An advanced course in modern Japanese designed to develop mastery of the spoken and written language. A variety of written and audiovisual Japanese language materials (essays, movies, manga, etc.) are used. This is a project-oriented class and students learn to express complex thoughts and feelings, as well as how to properly conduct oneself in a formal Japanese job interview situation.

Prerequisites: JPN 2206 or Placement in JPN 3307.

Previous terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.