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MLJP-101  Elementary Japanese I

Developoment of vocabulary, structures and speaking stategies essential to basic language use. Situation-based practice in asking and answering questions, identifying and describing things, shopping and asking directions. Practical use of katakana and hiragana syllabaries. $5 per credit fee. ACTFL target: Novice Mid. Offered fall. 5 credits

MLJP-102  Elementary Japanese II

Contuation of 101. Talking about activities, plans, and personal life, expressing wants and needs, basic conventions of social interaction with Japanese people, including appropriate use of formal and informal speech styles. Study of kanji characters with an emphasis on kanji most useful for daily life. $5 per credit fee. ACTFL target: Novice High. Prerequisite: MLJP 101 or placement test. Offered spring. 5 credits

MLJP-106  Accelerated Elementary Japanese I

Accelerated, one-semester course equivalent to MLJP 101. For students with previous experience with the language, but not enough to enroll in MLJP 102. Situtation-based practice in asking and answering questions, identifying and descriging things, shopping and asking directions. Pre-req: placement test or instructor consent. $5 per credit fee. ACTFL target: Novice Mid. Prerequisite: placement test or consent of instructor required. Offered fall. 3 credits

MLJP-201  Intermediate Japanese I

Review of skills described in 101 and 102. vocabulary, expressions, and structures for more complicated interactions in social, business, and home environments. Preparation for living in Japan. Continued study of kanji. $5 per credit fee. Four class hours per week. ACTFL target: Intermediate Low. Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in 102 or 106, or placement test. Offered fall. 5 credits

MLJP-202  Intermediate Japanese II

Contuation of 201. Practice in obtaining and giving detailed information, problem solving and expressing opinions and emotions in cultrally appropriate ways. Continued study of kanji. Four class hours per week. $5 per credit fee. ACTFL target: Intermediate Mid. Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in 201 or placement test. Offered spring. 5 credits.

MLJP-230  Japanese Language Practice

Course work conducted in Yokohama in the Semester Abroad Program. For students who have taken 102 before going abroad. Offered fall. 4 credits

MLJP-231  Japanese Language Practice

Course work conducted in Yokohama in the Semester Abroad Program. For students who have taken 102 before going abroad. Offered fall. 3 credits

MLJP-232  Japanese Language Practice

Course work conducted in Yokohama in the Semester Abroad Program. For students who have taken 102 before going abroad. Offered fall. 3 credis

MLJP-240  Japanese Culture Today

Selected aspects of culture and cultural change that have been especially important in determining the nature of today's Japanese society. $5 per credit fee. Conducted in English. 3 credits (GP)

MLJP-301  Japanese Composition and Conversation I

Vocabulary building and kanji for reading and discussion of a wide variety of topics, narrative and descriptive compositions, listening practice and enhancement of cultural competence through viewing of videotapes from Japanese network television. Three class hours per week. $5 per credit fee. ACTFL target: Intermediate High. Prerequisite: 202 or placement test. Participation in Linfield's study abroad program in Yokohama strongly recommended. 4 credits (MWI)

MLJP-302  Intermediate Japanese Conversation II

Enhancement of listening and conversational skills through situational role playing, watching the news, a television drama, and through in-class presentations. $5 per credit fee. Three class hours per week. ACTFL target: Intermediate High. Prerequisite: MLJP 202 or placement test. 3 credits (MWI)

MLJP-306  Japanese Culture and Society

Understanding Japanese culture by organizing ideas in writing on such topics as "ambiguity" vs. "clarity," seasonal flux, group consensus vs. individual ego, patriarchy, ritualistic etiquette, attitudes toward past and future. Taught in English. Offered fall in Japan. 3 credits

MLJP-307  Japanese Political and Economic Institutions

Political, economic, and social institutions that facilitate economic growth in Japan. Taught in English. Offered fall in Japan. 3 credits

MLJP-309  Intermed Written Japanese

Development of reading and writing skills through magazine articles and short stories designed for native speakers. Writing of synopses and brief opinion pieces. $5 per credit fee. Two class hours per week. ACTFL target: Intermediate High. Prerequisite: MLJP 202 or placement test. Concurrent enrollment in 302 and 309 is possible. Participation in Linfield's Study Abroad Program in Yokohama strongly recommended. 2 credits

MLJP-330  Japanese Language Practice

Course work conducted in Yokohama in the Semester Abroad Program. For students who have taken 202 before going abroad. Offered fall. 4 credits

MLJP-331  Japanese Language Practice

Course work conducted in Yokohama in the Semester Abroad Program. For students who have taken 202 before going abroad. Offered fall. 3 credits

MLJP-332  Japanese Language Practice

Course work conducted in Yokohama in the Semester Abroad Program. For students who have taken 202 before going abroad. Offered fall. 3 credits

MLJP-350  Topics In Japanese Literature

A survey of representative works of Japanese literature in English translation. Readings reflect a variety of genres including fiction, poetry, and drama. No background in Japanese language is required. $5 per credit fee. Prerequisite: completion of INQS 125. 3 credits (CS or GP)

MLJP-360  Topics In Japanese Civilization

Selected aspects of culture and cultural change that have been especially important in determining the nature of contemporary society. Study and discussion of printed and broadcast sources from the various humanistic and social scientific fields. $5 per credit fee. Conducted in English. 3 credits (GP)

MLJP-480  Independent Study

A flexible course suited to the needs of the individual. Reading and research on a specific topic. NOTE: The Independent Study Petition must be completed and approved before enrollment. Prerequisite: MLJP 202 or consent of instructor. 1-5 credits

MLJP-485  Japanese Senior Seminar

Examination and analysis of contemporary social and cultural issues in Japan and the ways in which traditional values affect contemporary culture. Utilizes both print and broadcast sources from various humanistic and social scientific fields. Substantial individual research project with topic drawn from Japanese social and cultural issues discussed in class. $5 per credit fee. Conducted in Japanese. Prerequisite: MDLA 380 or equivalent. Offered spring. 3 credits (IS or GP, MWI)

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