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Japanese (日本語 Nihongo) is a language spoken by over 120 million people in Japan and in Japanese immigrant communities. It is a member of the Japonic (or Japanese-Ryukyuan) language family, which has a number of proposed relationships with other languages, none of which has gained wide acceptance among historical linguists.

Japanese is an agglutinative language and a mora-timed language. It has a relatively small sound inventory, and a lexically significant pitch-accent system. It is distinguished by a complex system of honorifics reflecting the nature of Japanese society, with verb forms and particular vocabulary to indicate the relative status of the speaker, the listener, and persons mentioned in conversation. Japanese vowels are pure.

Although Japanese is written using Chinese characters, and has historically imported many words of Chinese origin, the two languages are not considered to have a genealogical relationship.The Japanese language is written with a combination of three scripts: Chinese characters called kanji (漢字?), and two syllabic (or moraic) scripts made of modified Chinese characters, hiragana (ひらがな or 平仮名?) and katakana (カタカナ or 片仮名?). The Latin script, rōmaji (ローマ字?), is also often used in modern Japanese, especially for company names and logos, advertising, romanization of Japanese characters, and when entering Japanese text into a computer. Arabic numerals are generally used for numbers, but traditional Sino-Japanese numerals are also commonplace (see Japanese numerals).

 

Source:  Wikipedia

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Term A = Spring

Term B = Summer

Term C = Fall


Course Title Term Time
JPAN 382-680 JPAN382 - JAPANESE/PROFESSIONS II 2012A MW 0600PM-0800PM
JPAN 482-680 JPAN482 - ADVANCED PROFICIENCY II 2012A MW 0430PM-0630PM
JPAN 381-680 JPAN381 - JAPANESE/PROFESSIONS I 2012C MW 0400PM-0600PM
JPAN 481-680 JPAN481 - ADVANCED PROFICIENCY I 2012C TR 0430PM-0630PM
JPAN 382-680 JPAN382 - JAPANESE/PROFESSIONS II 2013A CANCELED
JPAN 482-680 JPAN482 - ADVANCED PROFICIENCY II 2013A MW 0430PM-0630PM
JPAN 381-680 JPAN381 - JAPANESE/PROFESSIONS I 2013C MW 0300PM-0500PM
JPAN 481-680 JPAN481 - ADVANCED PROFICIENCY I 2013C TR 0430PM-0630PM
JPAN 382-680 JPAN382 - JAPANESE/PROFESSIONS II 2014A MW 0300PM-0500PM
JPAN 482-680 JPAN482 - ADVANCED PROFICIENCY II 2014A MW 0430PM-0630PM
JPAN 682-680 JPAN682 - JAPANESE/PROFESSIONS II 2014A MW 0300PM-0500PM
JPAN 381-680 JPAN381 - JAPANESE/PROFESSIONS I 2014C MW 0300PM-0500PM
JPAN 481-680 JPAN481 - ADVANCED PROFICIENCY I 2014C TR 0430PM-0630PM
JPAN 681-680 JPAN681 - JAPANESE/PROFESSIONS I 2014C MW 0300PM-0500PM