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Japanese Major Course Requirements:

JAPAN 201 - Intermediate Japanese 1 (4)
Designed for students with credit in JAPAN 101 and 102. Further develops skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Japanese, and increases knowledge of Japanese culture. Prerequisite: JAPAN 102 or its equivalent.

JAPAN 202 - Intermediate Japanese 2 (4)
Designed for students with credit in JAPAN 201. Further enhances skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Japanese, and increases understanding of Japanese culture. Prerequisite: JAPAN 201 or its equivalent.

JAPAN 301 - Advanced Japanese 1 (4)
Designed for students with credit in JAPAN 202. Further skill development in the idiomatic use of the Japanese language and increased understanding of Japanese culture. Prerequisite: JAPAN 202 or its equivalent.

JAPAN 302 - Advanced Japanese 2 (4)
Designed for students with credit in JAPAN 301. Enhances skills in fluent idiomatic use of the Japanese language, understanding of Japanese culture. Includes an introduction to some of the masterpieces of Japanese literature in translation. Prerequisite: JAPAN 301 or its equivalent.

JAPAN 303 - Readings in Japanese (3)
Designed to build vocabulary, reading skills, and recognition of kanji using progressively more difficult authentic materials: signs, schedules, menus, bulletins, information sheets, and selections from newspapers, journals, and contemporary literature. Prerequisite: JAPAN 202 or its equivalent or permission of the instructor.

JAPAN 304 - Composition (3)
Designed to develop practice in writing simple everyday communications such as correspondence, forms, reports, and short compositions. Stress on developing grammar skills, use of kanji, and use of set conventional forms. Prerequisite: JAPAN 202 or its equivalent or permission of the instructor.

JAPAN 334 - Japanese Culture and Civilization (3)
Survey of the origins and development of Japanese culture: art, literature, religion, philosophy, political and social institutions from earliest to modern times. An overview of cultural traditions for those with a general interest in Japan. Taught primarily in English. Prerequisite: JAPAN 202 or its equivalent or permission of the instructor.

JAPAN 401 - Contemporary Masterpieces (3)
Reading and discussion of selected modern Japanese literary texts concentrating on selections from poetry, short stories, essays, and novels such as "Snow Country" by Kawabata and "Golden Temple" by Mishima. Readings in English translation and Japanese. Prerequisite: JAPAN 202 or its equivalent or permission of the instructor. A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

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JAPAN 402 Classical Masterpieces (3)
Introduction to classical Japanese texts of literary and historical significance. Includes "The Tale of Genji," "Tale of the Heike," and selections from other major works of fiction, poetry, essay, and drama. Readings are in English translation and Japanese. Prerequisite: JAPAN 202 or its equivalent or permission of the instructor. A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

9 hours from 300 and 400 level Japanese courses

Department of Modern Languages and Classics
North Quad (NQ) 178
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-1361
Fax: 765-285-5877