Japanese Courses

Japanese Courses

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JPN - Japanese

JPN-001: First Semester Japanese (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

The student will learn the fundamentals of Japanese grammar, pronunciation, and two written syllabary systems, Hiragana and Katakana, and be able to converse on a limited scale on topics of everyday importance. The student will able to understand spoken and written (primarily Romanized) Japanese within the limits of the grammatical structures and vocabulary introduced in the course.

6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

JPN-002: Second Semester Japanese (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite JPN 001 This course is a continuation of JPN 001 with further development of basic skills and structure.

3B - IGETC Humanities, 6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

JPN-003A: Intermediate Japanese 1 (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: JPNS 002, or equivalent (2 years of high school Japanese) with "C" or better. Japanese 003A is the first in the series of four, 3-credit, second-year Japanese language course. It is designed for the student who has successfully completed a full one-year college Japanese language course or its equivalence. Focus is on intermediate level skills, new vocabulary, Kanji, idioms, and cultural topics. Pass/No Pass Option.

JPN-003B: Intermediate Japanese 1 (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: JPNS 003A or equivalent (3 years of high school Japanese) with "C" or better. Japanese 003B is the second in the series of four, 3-credit, second-year Japanese language course. It is designed for the student who has successfully completed the Japanese 003A course or its equivalence. Focus is on intermediate level skills, new vocabulary, Kanji, idioms, and cultural topics. Pass/No Pass Option.

JPN-011A: Japanese Laboratory (Min Credits: 0.5)

This is an individualized, self-paced laboratory course offered by arrangement at the student's convenience, which aims to present the culture of Japan through a variety of media. The student will review the customs and culture of Japan through slides, audio and video tapes, and selected reading materials. Pass/No Pass Option.

JPN-011B: Japanese Laboratory (Min Credits: 0.5)

This is an individualized, self-paced laboratory course offered by arrangement at the student's convenience, which aims to present the culture of Japan through slides, audio and video tapes, and selected reading materials. Pass/No Pass Option.

JPN-050A: Basic Conversational Japanese and Culture (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course emphasizes conversation and vocabulary building and includes the study of the culture and traditions of Japan. Pass/No Pass Option.

JPN-099W: 2nd Year Japanese Language (Min Credits: 3.0)

Intermediate Japanese is designed for the Japanese Language student who has successfully completed a one-year course mastering basic Japanese reading, writing, and speaking skills. The student will continue to develop intermediate-level language skills by learning new vocabulary, Kanji (Chinese pictographs), sentence structures, idioms, and cultural factors affecting oral and written communication. Credit/No Credit Option.