Japanese (JAPN)

JAPN 1  Elementary Japanese

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 72   

Elementary course for students without prior exposure to Japanese. Includes the study of essentials of pronunciation, vocabulary, idioms, and grammatical structures and an introduction to Japanese culture.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730666JAPN:1MTWR10:20am - 1:10pmG. Kiang26B-3555
Winter 201730667JAPN:1MTWR1:20pm - 4:10pmM. Luther26B-3555

JAPN 2  Continuing Elementary Japanese

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 72   
Prerequisite: JAPN 1

Further development of elementary skills in Japanese including conversational, reading, and writing skills with special emphasis on verbs, grammar, and extension of vocabulary. Includes a discussion of Japanese culture.

JAPN 3  Intermediate Japanese

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 72   
Prerequisite: JAPN 2

Continued development of writing ability emphasizing development of thought through Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana. Additional development of cultural application of Japanese.

JAPN 4  Continuing Intermediate Japanese

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 72   
Prerequisite: JAPN 3

Continuing intermediate study and review of grammar and vocabulary. Readings and discussions of Japanese cultural topics and introduction to Japanese literature.

JAPN 5  Advanced Japanese

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 72   
Prerequisite: JAPN 4 or equivalent

Japanese communication skills with emphasis on conversational skills for daily and social settings in Japanese culture. Advanced study of grammar, vocabulary, Kanji characters, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Extensive exposure to cultural elements from Japan such as art, music, film, and history.

JAPN 53  Conversational Japanese

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: JAPN 2 or equivalent

Development of intermediate Japanese conversational skills. Emphasis on collaborative activities and practical use of the language. Extensive exposure to Japanese culture. Grammar is presented in context.

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