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    Western Michigan University
  Oct 19, 2017
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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JPNS 1000 - Basic Japanese I

Acquisition of beginning level communicative competence of the Japanese language in all four skills - speaking (able to handle some survival situations); listening (able to understand simple everyday conversation with repetition); writing (able to write short memos, simple letters and journals); and reading (able to read all hiragana and katakana). Introduction to about 25 kanji, or Chinese characters, and some aspects of the Japanese culture and people. Introduction to computer-assisted Japanese language learning, including basic word-processing in Japanese.

Credits: 4 hours

Notes: This course satisfies General Education Proficiency 4: Foreign Languages.

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