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  1. Students who are interested in the Japanese language courses should be aware that the completion of at least three courses in a subject is recommended for a minimum working knowledge of the language. The Japanese and East Asian culture courses may provide useful background for students intending to spend time in the Far East.
  2. Students who have previous experience with or who have studied the Japanese language at the elementary or secondary school level should not enrol in first-year level courses of the same language. Such students should consult the Renison Registrar's Office regarding the appropriate level to enter.
  3. Students are not permitted to enrol in more than one Japanese language course in a term.
  4. Renison University College reserves the right to refuse admission to, and/or credit for, any of its language courses to a student who has, in Renison's view, a level of competence unsuited to the course(s).

JAPAN 100s

JAPAN 101R LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006535
First-Year Japanese 1
An introductory course for students who have little or no knowledge of Japanese to develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Practical oral and written exercises incorporating the Hiragana Writing System provide a firm grammatical foundation for further study.
[Note: JAPAN 101R is not open to students with native, near-native, or similar advanced ability.]
Antireq: JAPAN 111R

JAPAN 102R LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006536
First-Year Japanese 2
Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills acquired in JAPAN 101R are further developed. Practical oral and written exercises incorporating the Katakana Writing System are used to develop a more solid grammatical base.
Prereq: JAPAN 101R or 111R.
Antireq: JAPAN 112R

JAPAN 111R LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006537
Japanese for Business 1
An introductory course to develop basic comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills specifically related to the Japanese business culture. This course is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of Japanese.
[Note: JAPAN 111R is not open to students with native, near-native, or similar advanced ability.]
Antireq: JAPAN 101R

JAPAN 112R LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006538
Japanese for Business 2
A continuation of JAPAN 111R designed to further develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Language skills required for the business environment are stressed.
Prereq: JAPAN 101R or 111R.
Antireq: JAPAN 102R

JAPAN 200s

JAPAN 201R LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006539
Second-Year Japanese 1
A continuation of the study of grammar and vocabulary through development of listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. Some study of Japanese culture is also included. By the end of the course, 120 Kanji (Chinese characters in their Japanese readings) will have been introduced.
Prereq: JAPAN 102R or 112R

JAPAN 202R LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006540
Second-Year Japanese 2
In this course, students continue to develop their language skills with an increased emphasis on spoken Japanese. In addition, students work on improving grammatical accuracy and vocabulary development as well as continue to acquire basic information about Japanese culture. The writing of an additional 200 Kanji is taught.
Prereq: JAPAN 201R

JAPAN 300s

JAPAN 301R LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006541
Third-Year Japanese 1
This course concentrates on advanced conversation, polite forms, and idioms. It provides an opportunity to revise and practise the Hiragana and Katakana writing forms. Upon completion, students should be able to write 800 characters and use a Japanese dictionary with ease.
Prereq: JAPAN 202R

JAPAN 302R LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012783
Third-Year Japanese 2
This course builds on the materials learned in JAPAN 301R by employing current newspaper articles for reading practice, thematic discussions, and writing exercises in order to enhance students' skill in the use of the Japanese language.
Prereq: JAPAN 301R

JAPAN 391R LEC,RDG,SEM 0.50Course ID: 015127
Special Topics
This course deals with advanced topics in Japanese language and literature. Students are expected to have at least an intermediate level of language proficiency.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of five times.]
Prereq: JAPAN 202R