Welcome to the webpage for the Japanese program at Georgia Perimeter College. You may see below the course offerings in Japanese at Georgia Perimeter College. We offer students the Beginning and Intermediate levels of the Japanese language with a strong emphasis on written and oral expression.
Georgia Perimeter students may earn an Associate of Arts degree in Foreign Language or an Associate of Arts degree in Foreign Language with a Concentration in Business. (see GPC catalog)
At Georgia Perimeter College, we encourage student participation in language clubs and Study Abroad to stimulate further interest in a variety of cultural aspects of Japanese speaking countries and to reinforce the skills our students learn in the classroom.
Why study Japanese?
· Japanese is a gateway to other Asian languages & cultures.
· By studying Japanese, students in various fields besides business (tourism, journalism,, science, technology, humanities,and social sciences) will bring strong foundations for their future career.
· Knowing Japanese brings business opportunities.
Importance of Japan today
· Japan has the 2nd largest economy in the world.
· The Japanese are innovators.
· Japanese speakers are the internet's 3rd largest language group.
Course Descriptions Per College Catalog
* Check Schedule of Classes under Registration for Course Offerings each Semester. The Summer Schedule is often "subject to change" as well.
JAPN 1001 - Elementary Japanese I
provides an introduction to spoken and written Japanese. Using basic grammatical
patterns and a fundamental vocabulary, the student becomes familiar with the
syntax of the language. Simple texts dealing with cultural topics are used to
develop skill in reading. An accompanying workbook provides needed practice in
writing the language. The four skills-listening, speaking, reading, and writing-
are developed simultaneously. No native speakers or those who have had a
great deal of their education in the target language are permitted in the
Elementary Level Languages.
JAPN 1002 - Elementary Japanese II
This course is a continuation of JAPN 1001. No native speakers or those who have had a great deal of their education in the target language are permitted in the Elementary Level Languages.
JAPN 2001 - Intermediate Japanese I
Prerequisite: JAPN 1002 or
permission of the Department Chair. This course continues the work begun in
Elementary Japanese. The student continues with more sophisticated writing and
reading materials, and works with increasingly more difficult activities
stressing speaking, comprehending, reading, and writing.
JAPN 2002 - Intermediate Japenese II
Prerequisite: JAPN 2001 or
permission of the Department Chair. This course is a continuation of JAPN 2001.
Cultural and literary reading selections develop a deeper insight into an
understanding of the Japanese world.