Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Japanese (JAPN)

JAPN 101 -  Japanese Language and Culture I  

This course is the first in a three course series which will provide an introduction to the Japanese language.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Being American, Global Citizenship, Food, Wellness & Environment Across Cultures, International Business, Transfer Thread Completion Course, Transnational Culture

JAPN 102 -  Japanese Language and Culture II  

This course is the second in a three course series which will provide an introduction to the Japanese language.

Prerequisite: JAPN 101D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Being American, Global Citizenship, Food, Wellness & Environment Across Cultures, International Business, Transfer Thread Completion Course, Transnational Culture

JAPN 103 -  Japanese Language and Culture III  

This course is the third in a three course series which will provide an introduction to the Japanese language.

Prerequisite: JAPN 102D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Thematic Thread(s): Being American, Global Citizenship, Food, Wellness & Environment Across Cultures, International Business, Transfer Thread Completion Course, Transnational Culture

JAPN 139 -  University Seminar  

University Seminar serves as the entry point to the Slippery Rock University general education program. With its strong faculty-student interaction, the course promotes intellectual inquiry, critical and creative thinking, and academic excellence. Through varied content, the course introduces students to academic discourse and information literacy while exploring topics such as diversity and inclusion and global awareness. This course will set students along the path to becoming engaged with issues and scholarship important to a 21st century education while they learn about themselves and their place in the world.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Freshman 1 or Freshman 2.
Enrollment limited to students with the ROCK STUDIES STUDENT attribute.

JAPN 190 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

JAPN 195 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

JAPN 198 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

JAPN 202 -  Intermediate Japanese I  

Comprehensive review of Japanese language with emphasis on developing the students' abilities for proficient oral and written accomplishments.

Prerequisite: JAPN 103D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

JAPN 215 -  Topics in Japanese Culture  

This course provides deeper knowledge of Japanese culture by examining selected topics in Japanese culture. This course is taught in English.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

JAPN 290 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

JAPN 295 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

JAPN 298 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

JAPN 300 -  Reading & Writing Japanese  

This course reviews hiragana, kalakana, roma-ji, and kanji characters to develop and enhance Japanese reading and writing skills.

Prerequisite: JAPN 103 (may be taken concurrently)D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

JAPN 303 -  Professional Japanese  

This course acquaints the student with formal registers and forms of communication used in all professional communication in Japan. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

JAPN 315 -  Japanese Study Abroad  

This course is designed for students who wish to study Japan/ Japanese society firsthand. Students will study the culture, literature, history, art, and other socio-political issues concerning the country where the program is offered. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

JAPN 390 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

JAPN 395 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

JAPN 398 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

JAPN 490 -  Independent Study  

Students have an opportunity to study selected areas in greater concentration.The nature of the topic is selected and its treatment are determined in consultation with the instructor. Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

JAPN 495 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

JAPN 498 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.