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
Spring 201940951JAPN:1MW7:30am - 9:35amK. Appel21I-2
Spring 201940952JAPN:1TR7:30am - 9:35amY. Brown40-119
Spring 201940953JAPN:1MW2:15pm - 4:20pmM. Sawada77-1070
Spring 201940954JAPN:1MW12:00pm - 2:05pmS. Saito80-1421
Spring 201940955JAPN:1TR9:45am - 11:50amY. Brown40-119
Spring 201940956JAPN:1TR2:15pm - 4:20pmS. Tauchi77-1080
Spring 201940957JAPN:1MW4:30pm - 6:35pmM. Sawada77-1070
Spring 201940959JAPN:1TR6:45pm - 8:50pmD. Lee77-1080
Spring 201941062JAPN:1MW9:45am - 11:50amK. Appel21I-2
Spring 201941112JAPN:1TR12:00pm - 2:05pmS. Tauchi26D-2210
Spring 201943025JAPN:1F8:00am - 12:15pmE. Okubo77-1080
Spring 201943026JAPN:1TR9:45am - 11:50amM. Luther79-3280
Spring 201943027JAPN:1TR12:00pm - 2:05pmM. Luther79-3280

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.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Spring 201940960JAPN:2MW2:15pm - 4:20pmS. Saito80-1421
Spring 201940961JAPN:2MW4:30pm - 6:35pmT. Takakura77-1080
Spring 201940962JAPN:2TR9:45am - 11:50amK. Tsurumi77-1080
Spring 201941063JAPN:2MW12:00pm - 2:05pmK. Tsurumi77-1080

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.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Spring 201940963JAPN:3MW9:45am - 11:50amK. Tsurumi77-1080
Spring 201940964JAPN:3TR12:00pm - 2:05pmK. Tsurumi77-1080
Spring 201943957JAPN:3MW2:15pm - 4:20pmY. Parks12-1280

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.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Spring 201940965JAPN:4MW12:00pm - 2:05pmY. Parks12-1280

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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