Japanese (JAPANESE)

Courses

JAPANESE 101   BEGINNING JAPANESE I (GH)   4 Units

JAPANESE 101 is the first semester of a two-semester, beginning Japanese language course which emphasizes oral skills but also introduces the written language (hiragana and katakana syllabaries). It also exposes students to the culture of Japan.

JAPANESE 102   BEGINNING JAPANESE II (GH)   4 Units

JAPANESE 102 is the second semester of a two-semester, beginning Japanese language course which emphasizes oral skills but also introduces the written language (hiragana and katakana syllabaries). It also exposes students to the culture of Japan.
PREREQ: JAPANESE 101 OR EQUIVALENT

JAPANESE 103   BEGINNING JAPANESE III (GH)   4 Units

This is a third semester of sequence of Japanese language instruction. Entering students are expected to have mastered basics of the writing system (hirigana and katakana and approximately 300 Kanji characters), know elementary gramar and have a basic vocabulary with listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. This course develops the four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in order to cultivate an overall Japanese language ability. Using the course materials, which include the most frequently used daily vacabulary, students will apply what they have to their daily activity. The course prepares students for Intermediate-Level Japanese.
PREREQ: JAPANESE 102

JAPANESE 201   INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I (GH)   4 Units

This is a fourth semester of sequence of Japanese language instruction. Entering students are expected to have mastered the writing system (with approximately 600 Kanji characters of the 2000 needed to be able to read newspapers and be considered fully literate). This course develops the four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading and writing) to cultivate an overall Japanese language ability. Students will continue to build vocabulary, master more serious grammar, ad work on writing/reading skills.
PREREQ: JAPANESE 103 OR EQUIVALENT

JAPANESE 202   INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II (GH)   3 Units

Intermediate Japanese II is the second intermediate course in spoken and written Japanese. Students will continue to learn basic structural patterns of the Japanese language and be encouraged to further develop their proficiency in all four skill areas of the language. As an intermediate course, however, increased attention will be given to the reading and writing in the Japanese writing system. Students will also learn aspects of Japanese culture that related to the lesson topics.
PREREQ: JAPANESE 201

JAPANESE 203   INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE III (GH)   3 Units

Intermediate Japanese III is the third intermediate course in spoken and written Japanese. Students will continue to learn basic structural patterns of the Japanese language and be encouraged to further develop their proficiency in all four skill areas of the language (reading, writing, listening, speaking). as an intermediate course, however, increased attention will be given to the reading and writing in the Japanese writing system. Students will also learn aspects of Japanese culture that related to the lesson topics.
PREREQ: JAPANESE 202

JAPANESE 301   JAPANESE CONTEMPORARY ISSUES THROUGH THE LENS OF THE MEDIA   3 Units

This course aims to familiarize students with the linguistic, cultural and social aspects of Japan through a variety of contemporary media.
PREREQ: JAPANESE 203 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

JAPANESE 490   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques. Repeatable

JAPANESE 491   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

JAPANESE 493   INTERNSHIP IN JAPANESE   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Internships are available in business, government or social service agencies for suitably prepared students wishing to pursue a career that involves foreign languages. Repeatable. Satisfactory/No Credit Grade Basis Only.

JAPANESE 494   SEMINAR   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member. Repeatable one time.

JAPANESE 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable.

JAPANESE 497   EXCHANGE STUDY   Repeatable   1-99 Units

Variable topics. Repeatable.

JAPANESE 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.

JAPANESE 499   THESIS IN JAPANESE STUDIES   1-3 Units


PREREQ: JAPANESE 203 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR