Japanese Language (ASTJ)

Japanese Language (ASTJ)

ASTJ 1010  Beginning Japanese I  (4)  

Emphasizes conversational Japanese. Includes study of basic grammar and introduction of hiragana, and katakana.

ASTJ 1020  Beginning Japanese II  (4)  

Emphasizes conversational Japanese based on text in hiragana, katakana, kanji. Includes study of complex grammar and introduction of approximately 100 kanji. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'ASTJ 1020 Placement' or ASTJ 1010.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'ASTJ 1020 Placement' or ASTJ 1010.

ASTJ 2030  Intermediate Japanese I  (4)  

Conversation, reading, and writing based on text in hiragana, katakana and kanji. Continuation of study of complex grammar and introduction of approximately 100 additional kanji. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'ASTJ 2030 Placement' or ASTJ 1020.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'ASTJ 2030 Placement' or ASTJ 1020.

ASTJ 2040  Intermediate Japanese II  (4)  

Conversation, reading, and writing based on text in hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Continuation of study of complex grammar and introduction of approximately 150 additional kanji. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'ASTJ 2040 Placement' or ASTJ 2030.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'ASTJ 2040 Placement' or ASTJ 2030.

ASTJ 3050  Advanced Japanese Speaking I  (3)  

Development of conversational, reading and writing skills in Japanese. Prerequisite(s): ASTJ 2040 or minimum score of PASS in 'ASTJ 3050 Placement'.

Prerequisite(s): ASTJ 2040 or minimum score of PASS in 'ASTJ 3050 Placement'.

ASTJ 3051  Advanced Japanese Speaking II  (3)  

ASTJ3051 is a continuation of ASTJ3050, reinforcing previously learned grammar points, the students will deepen overall knowledge on Japanese culture and society through discussion and reading.   Prerequisite(s): ASTJ 3050 or minimum score of PASS in 'ASTJ 3051 Placement'.

Prerequisite(s): ASTJ 3050 or minimum score of PASS in 'ASTJ 3051 Placement'.

ASTJ 3060  Advanced Japanese Reading II  (3)  

A continuation of objectives in ASTJ 3010, intended to provide an advanced level of skills in Japanese. Prerequisite(s): ASTJ 2040.

Prerequisite(s): ASTJ 2040.

ASTJ 4060  Advanced Japanese Comp & Pres  (3)  

This is a fourth-year advanced Japanese composition and presentation course that will help students develop their vocabulary, writing, and oral presentation skills. The students will learn about effective communication strategies in different types of linguistic situations. The course will also expose students to various aspects of Japanese culture and society. Prerequisite: ASTJ3051 or equivalent.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'ASTJ 4000 Level Placement' or ASTJ 3051.

ASTJ 4070  Adv Jap Comp & Pres II  (3)  

This class is a continuation of its prerequisite, the course "Advanced Japanese Composition and Presentation." It is designed to equip the students with an ability to participate in Japanese conversation, exchange information and express feelings. The course also aims at deepening an understanding and developing appreciation for Japanese tradition as well as for the students' own culture. Prerequisites: ASTJ 4060 Adv Jap Comp & Pres I

Prerequisite(s): ASTJ 4060 or minimum score of PASS in 'ASTJ 4000 Level Placement'.

ASTJ 4910  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Independent study in Asian studies. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

ASTJ 5190  Semester Abroad  (1-20)  

Semester abroad in Asian studies. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

ASTJ 5380  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20)  


Maximum Hours: 99

ASTJ 5390  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20)  


Maximum Hours: 99