Japanese (MLJA)

MLJA 101 Elementary Japanese I     (3 credits)

This elementary course introduces students to modern spoken Japanese. It focuses on basic sentence patterns and essential vocabulary for communicating in standard spoken Japanese. Emphasis is placed on actively speaking and listening to the language. Useful expressions and terms are included, as well as examples of customary behavior in everyday situations (e.g., greeting and shopping, etc.) The hiragana writing systems are introduced.

Focus: INTL

LSM: GP

MLJA 102 Elementary Japanese II     (3 credits)

This course is a continuation of MLJA 101. It concentrates on conversational practice and grammar in order to advance basic language competence in contemporary Japanese. The katakana writing systems will be introduced.

Focus: INTL

LSM: GP

MLJA 201 Intermediate Japanese I     (3 credits)

This course is designed to follow MLJA 102. It further develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Japanese through an essential combination of classroom work, home study and individual tutoring. In addition to the prepared materials, a video component will be introduced.

Focus: INTL

LSM: GP

MLJA 202 Intermediate Japanese II     (3 credits)

This course is designed to follow MLJA 201. The course will continue to focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Japanese through an essential combination of classroom work, home study and individual tutoring. In addition to the prepared materials, small group projects will be assigned in concert with class presentations.

Focus: INTL

LSM: GP

MLJA 205 Japanese Language Immersion     (3 credits)

With a theoretical and hands-on approach, this intermediate course offers the opportunity for students to increase all four language skills (aural-oral/reading/writing/grammar) while at the same experiencing the culture firsthand. Students will attend classes every day and, under the supervision of a Bentley Modern Language faculty member will visit various sites. These visits will offerstudents a chance to appreciate the history and culture of Japan. This course will fulfill the same requirements for the Modern Language intermediate course depending on language placement. Therefore, it can fulfill the Arts and Sciences language requirement, or LSM Global Perspective language courses, as well as Modern Language Japanese minor requirements.

LSM: GP

MLJA 401 Directed Study in Japanese     (3 credits)

Permits students to do special studies in language, literature or culture not offered as a departmental course.

Focus: INTL

MLJA 402 Seminar in Japanese     (3 credits)

This course brings together advanced and native speakers of the same language to engage in the study of a selected topic using a critical lens of analysis.

Focus: INTL