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May 8, 2008

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
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UT Tyler to Offer Japanese Language Course

Miles and Krebbs discussing

Noah Miles, adjunct faculty member (left), and Dr. Stephen Krebbs, senior lecturer in philosophy, discuss the Beginning Japanese I course to be offered at UT Tyler. Miles will teach the class, which is open to all UT Tyler students and offers four semester credit hours.

The University of Texas at Tyler will offer a new Japanese language course in the 2008 fall semester, Dr. Alisa White, College of Arts and Sciences dean, announced.


Beginning Japanese I is open to all UT Tyler students and offers four semester credit hours. Enrollment is currently open online and limited to 25 spaces.


Miles

Noah Miles, UT Tyler adjunct faculty member and English instructor at Tyler Junior College, serves as the Japanese 1311 course instructor.


“The goal of this course is to give students introductory aptitude in speaking, listening, reading and writing Japanese,” said Miles. “The course also offers basic strategies for reading authentic Japanese materials. We’ve already seen great interest for this class and I’m looking toward giving the students a greater appreciation of this culture and insight into it.”


 The next sequenced course is pending for spring 2009, Miles added.


UT Tyler currently offers Spanish, French and Latin language courses through the Department of Literature and Languages.


For more information about Beginning Japanese, contact Dr. Stephen Krebbs, UT Tyler senior lecturer in philosophy, 903.566.7456 or Miles, noah-miles@suddenlink.net.


One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

 

 
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