North Central College - Naperville, IL

Japanese Courses

NOTE: This page contains all of the regular course descriptions for this discipline or program. Academic credit for each course is noted in parenthesis after the course title. Prerequisites (if any) and the general education requirements, both Core and All-College Requirements (ACRs), which each course fulfills (if any) are noted following each course description. Not all courses are offered every year. Check Merlin, our searchable course schedule, to see which courses are being offered in upcoming terms.

JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I (3.00)
Introduction to the basic structures of the Japanese language through aural-oral practice and drills. A good command of kana syllabaries (hiragana and katakana) and the ability to reproduce about 100 kanji (Chinese characters) is expected by the end of the Elementary Japanese sequence.

JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II (3.00)
A continuation of Japanese I.

JPN 103 Elementary Japanese III (3.00)
A continuation of Japanese II.

JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I (3.00)
Emphasis on further development of listening and speaking skills. The introduction of basic grammar is completed by the end of the Intermediate Japanese sequence. Introduction of vocabulary and kanji is accelerated.

JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II (3.00)
Continuation of Japanese 201. Core: Humanities.

JPN 203 Intermediate Japanese III (3.00)
A continuation of Japanese 202.

JPN 297 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

JPN 299 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

JPN 301 Third-Year Japanese I (3.00)
Development of reading and writing skills, with continued emphasis on listening and speaking. Introduction of intermediate-level grammar, vocabulary, and kanji.

JPN 302 Third-Year Japanese II (3.00)
A continuation of Third-Year Japanese I.

JPN 303 Third-Year Japanese III (3.00)
A continuation of Third-Year Japanese II.

JPN 390 Topics (3.00)
An advanced course in a selected topic. Topics may include business Japanese, Japanese literature, Japanese films, Japanese culture and history, or advanced grammar. Repeatable with different topic.

JPN 397 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

JPN 399 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

JPN 410 Reading and Grammar II (3.00)
Further development of reading proficiency with continued emphasis on expansion of grammatical understanding, vocabulary, and kanji. The reading texts may include short stories, advertisements, and articles from magazines and newspapers. Practices of reading strategies are incorporated. Repeatable with different content.

JPN 451 Writing and Grammar II (3.00)
Further development of fluency in written and oral Japanese through reading and writing various types of texts. Continued emphasis on grammatical understanding, vocabulary, and kanji. Repeatable with different content.

JPN 490 Seminar (3.00)
An in-depth study in a selected topic. Special emphasis on student-directed study inquiry and the development of individual projects and presentations. Repeatable with different content.

JPN 497 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

JPN 499 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.