2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Japanese (JPN)

Linguistics

609 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1030
Ph: 716-645-2177
F: 716-645-3825
W: www.linguistics.buffalo.edu/programs/language
Jean-Pierre Koenig
Chair
Mitsuaki Shimojo
Director of Language Programs

The Learning Environment

Class size is limited for language courses in order to promote each student’s participation and interaction with the instructors as well as other students. The use of the target language is essential in class. Independent studies may be arranged for advanced levels to meet specific needs of students.

About Our Facilities

The Department of Linguistics is housed in Baldy Hall, and has several dedicated classrooms and meeting spaces. The department also holds classes in centrally scheduled space throughout the campus.

About Our Faculty

The faculty of the Linguistics department includes internationally known and respected scholars, with diverse backgrounds and interests. The Japanese Program has a full-time faculty director, a full-time adjunct faculty coordinator, and four adjunct faculty instructors.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit our program website for additional information about our faculty.

Courses


  • JPN 101LEC First-Year Japanese
    Lecture

    Develops basic language skills in speaking, reading, writing, and listening. The course is team-taught, and it is not open to native speakers.

    Credits: 5
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • JPN 102LEC First-Year Japanese
    Lecture

    Develops basic language skills in speaking, reading, writing, and listening. The course is team-taught, and it is not open to native speakers.

    Credits: 5
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: JPN 101
  • JPN 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • JPN 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • JPN 201LEC Second-Year Japanese
    Lecture

    A sequel to JPN 102. Develops four-skills proficiency and expands knowledge of grammar. Not open to native speakers.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Other Requisites: JPN 201 Requisite
  • JPN 202LEC Second-Year Japanese
    Lecture

    A sequel to JPN 102. Develops four-skills proficiency and expands knowledge of grammar. Not open to native speakers.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: JPN 201
  • JPN 211LEC Introduction to Japan
    Lecture

    Introduces Japanese culture and society, and is taught in English.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • JPN 301LEC Third-Year Japanese
    Lecture

    Further develops four-skills proficiency, and reinforces and expands grammar and communication skills. Not open to native speakers.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Other Requisites: JPN 301 Requisites
  • JPN 302LEC Third-Year Japanese
    Lecture

    Further develops four-skills proficiency, and reinforces and expands grammar and communication skills. Not open to native speakers.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: JPN 301
  • JPN 361DIS Technical Japanese I
    Discussion

    Introduction to technical and scientific Japanese. Further development of four-skills proficiency, with a focus on specialized vocabulary and concepts of science and technology, as well as scientific issues in society. Not open to native speakers.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Other Requisites: JPN 361 Requisites
  • JPN 362DIS Technical Japanese II
    Discussion

    A sequel to JPN 361. Further development of four-skills proficiency, with a focus on specialized vocabulary and concepts of science and technology, as well as scientific issues in society. Not open to native speakers.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: JPN 361
  • JPN 401SEM Fourth-Year Japanese
    Seminar

    A sequel to JPN 302. Continues development of four-skills proficiency; further reinforces and expands communication skills through discussion and readings on Japanese culture and society.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Other Requisites: JPN 401 Requisites
  • JPN 402SEM Fourth-Year Japanese
    Seminar

    A sequel to JPN 401. Continues development of four-skills proficiency; further reinforces and expands communication skills through discussion and readings on Japanese culture and society.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: JPN 401
  • JPN 411LEC Introduction to Japanese Linguistics
    Lecture

    Introduces major areas of linguistic description of Japanese and functions of the language in relation to social structures and interpersonal relationships. Taught in English.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • JPN 421LEC Japanese Language and Culture
    Lecture

    This course explores topics related to language and society, and intercultural communication, and provides students with opportunities to address questions concerning these topics. The primary goal of this course is to enhance students' knowledge of intercultural and sociolinguistic aspects that contribute to the property and use of the Japanese language. Although this course is appropriate for students of Japanese and/or linguistics, the course is appropriate for students who have a serious interest in issues of language, society, and communication, and their relationship. Prior knowledge of Japanese is not required and English translation is provided for Japanese language data used for discussions and analyses. Taught in English.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • JPN 451SEM Teaching Japanese As a Foreign Language
    Seminar

    Introduces curricula, instructional materials, methods, classroom techniques, and evaluation strategies associated with the teaching of Japanese as a foreign language. Students acquire practical experience by participating in teaching demonstrations and class observation.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • JPN 493LEC Topic: Japanese Lang/Cult
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • JPN 494TUT Senior Capstone Course
    Tutorial

    Course for senior-level majors intended to provide a learning experience that integrates knowledge from lower-level courses. Topics may vary.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • JPN 496TUT Internship/Practicum
    Tutorial

    Hands-on experience in language and cultural studies at institutions and organizations in Western New York and/or nationwide.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • JPN 498TUT Undergraduate Research
    Tutorial

    Students collaborate with faculty research mentors on an ongoing project or conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member. This experience provides students with an inquiry-based learning opportunity and engages them as active learners in a research setting.

    Credits: 1 - 8
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • JPN 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    Designed for advanced students of Japanese.

    Credits: 1 - 8
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Published: May 04, 2017 11:49:02 AM