Japanese (JAPANESE)

Courses

JAPANESE 101   BEGINNING JAPANESE I   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   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   4 Units

Beginning Japanese III is the third semester Japanese course. Its main objective is to continue the development of the four foundational language skills: speaking, listening, writing and reading. This course helps students to communicate and exchange information about familiar topics using a variety of basic grammar and expressions, and to interact in brief social interactions in everyday situations.
PREREQ: JAPANESE 102

JAPANESE 201   INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I   4 Units

Intermediate Japanese I is the fourth semester Japanese course. Its main objective is the development of the four main language skills at an intermediate level of proficiency. This course helps students to participate in conversations on a number of familiar topics using simple sentences, and interact in brief social interactions in everyday situations.
PREREQ: JAPANESE 103 OR EQUIVALENT

JAPANESE 202   INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II   3 Units

Intermediate Japanese II is the fifth semester Japanese course. Its main objective is to continue the development of the four language skills at an intermediate level of proficiency, as well as of sociolinguistic knowledge of the language. This course helps students to communicate everyday needs in common conversational situations and to handle uncomplicated social situations.
PREREQ: JAPANESE 201

JAPANESE 203   INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE III   3 Units

Intermediate Japanese III is the sixth semester Japanese course. Its main objective is to enhance and further develop the four language skills at an intermediate level of proficiency. This course helps to develop knowledge of grammar and vocabulary needed for topics beyond everyday life, converse in an organized way about events and people's experiences, places, and cultural 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