Missouri State University

Modern & Classical Languages (MCL)Department of Modern and Classical Languages

Japanese

Why study Japanese at Missouri State University?

  • Our well-educated, expert faculty provide you with a learning experience that can sharpen your speaking, writing and conversation skills in Japanese.
  • Smaller class sizes mean you get to know your teachers – many of whom hold PhDs – and can get focused, one-on-one attention from them.
  • Knowing Japanese can help you land exciting jobs in a variety of fields.
  • Studying Japanese will prepare you to pursue graduate studies.

Missouri State University offers the following courses in Japanese:

Japanese (JPN) courses

  • JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I

    Essentials of grammar through aural-oral practice, dictation, reading and writing. Course conducted in Japanese as far as practicable.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in JPN 101.

    Continuation of JPN 101.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I

    Prerequisite: C or better in JPN 102.

    Continuation of JPN 102 with increased emphasis on reading.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in JPN 201.

    Introduction to Japanese literature; analysis of its subjects, forms and ideals.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 297 Special Topics in Japanese

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Topics of selected interest in Japanese studies, including travel courses to Japanese-speaking countries. The specific subject matter and/or international component may change from semester to semester according to resources and demand. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 6 credit hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 311 Japanese Reading and Conversation

    Prerequisite: JPN 202.

    This course is designed to further develop and refine students' reading and speaking skills through readings of short texts, group discussions, and free conversation.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 312 Japanese Reading and Composition

    Prerequisite: JPN 202.

    This course is designed to help students strengthen and expand their reading and writing skills in Japanese through the reading of authentic Japanese articles, grammar review, writing and Kanji practice.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings