Japanese        

 

 Konichiwa!

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

 This course 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.
 

JAPN 1002 - Elementary Japanese II

This course is a continuation of JAPN 1001.

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.
 

JAPN 2005 - Advanced Japanese I

Prerequisite: JAPN 2002 or permission of the Department Chair. This course is a continuation of JAPN 2002.
 

JAPN 2006 - Advanced Japanese II

Prerequisite: JAPN 2005 or permission of the Department Chair. This course is a continuation of JAPN 2005.