Japanese (JPN)

JPN101 First-year Japanese I

Credits 5Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Note: Students who have completed one year or less of high-school level Japanese are advised to take JPN101 before attempting more advanced Japanese courses. Students experiencing difficulty with registration should email Yoko.Sato@mhcc.edu for assistance.

Emphasizing speaking, listening, reading and writing proficiency skills, this course introduces students to the Japanese language and the culture of Japan.

Additional Course Fee: $10.00

JPN102 First-year Japanese II

Credits 5Winter

Registration Requirement: JPN101 or three to four semesters of high-school level Japanese or equivalent. Students experiencing difficulty with registration should email Yoko.Sato@mhcc.edu for assistance.

A continuation of JPN101, this course continues to emphasize all aspects of communicating in Japanese while exploring the culture of Japan. Successful completion of JPN102 fulfills the language entrance requirement to Oregon public universities.

Additional Course Fee: $10.00

JPN103 First-year Japanese III

Credits 5Spring

Registration Requirement: JPN102 or five to six semesters of high-school level Japanese or equivalent. Students experiencing difficulty with registration should email Yoko.Sato@mhcc.edu for assistance.

Completing the sequence and introducing students to the Japanese language and culture, this course provides cultural experience which helps students confirm their basic communication skills in Japanese and prepare them for further study in the language or travel to Japan.

Additional Course Fee: $10.00

JPN111 Beginning Japanese Conversation I

Credits 3Summer/Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Students experiencing difficulty with registration should email Yoko.Sato@mhcc.edu for assistance.

This course introduces students to Japanese by emphasizing speaking and listening skills used in everyday situations. Some reading skills are also introduced to aid in instruction and dialoguing. Students discuss Japanese culture, customs and seasonal traditions in order to discover insights into the Japanese way of life. Audiovisual materials may enhance presentations and discussions.

JPN112 Beginning Japanese Conversation II

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: JPN111 or JPN101, or one semester of high-school level Japanese or equivalent.

Continuing from JPN111, this course offers students practice in speaking and listening in Japanese while exploring the life of Japanese culture.

JPN113 Beginning Japanese Conversation III

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: JPN112 or JPN101, or one semester of high-school level Japanese or equivalent.

This course completes the introduction of Japanese conversational skills. Upon completion, students will be able to carry on simple, basic conversations in everyday situations.

JPN198A Japanese - Independent Study

Credit 1

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels; and instructor consent.

- maximum 9 This independent study course provides an opportunity for students of Japanese to develop and expand skills in reading and writing in the target language, and to better understand the culture, literature and grammar of Japan. This course may be repeated up to a maximum of nine credit hours.

JPN201 Second-year Japanese I (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 5Fall

Registration Requirement: JPN103, or seven to eight semesters of high-school level Japanese or equivalent. Students experiencing difficulty with registration should email Yoko.Sato@mhcc.edu for assistance.

Emphasizes speaking, listening, reading and writing in the Japanese language and includes some in-depth exploration of Japanese culture.

Additional Course Fee: $10.00

JPN202 Second-year Japanese II (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 5Winter

Registration Requirement: JPN201; or instructor consent. Students experiencing difficulty with registration should email Yoko.Sato@mhcc.edu for assistance.

A continuation of JPN201, this course emphasizes all aspects of communicating in Japanese while exploring the culture of Japan.

Additional Course Fee: $10.00

JPN203 Second-year Japanese III (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 5Spring

Registration Requirement: JPN202. Students experiencing difficulty with registration should email Yoko.Sato@mhcc.edu for assistance.

Completing the sequence of intermediate level Japanese, students develop skills to help them become proficient communicators in the Japanese language and in the day-to-day contexts found in Japanese-speaking cultures.

Additional Course Fee: $10.00

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.

Course offered online

Cultural Literacy course