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Japanese 1
Elementary Japanese I

4 units; 5 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course, taught within the context of Japanese culture,  introduces students to the development of skills for language acquisition in speaking, listening, reading, and writing of modern Japanese.  Students are also introduced to the cultural background of the language. Technological support includes computer programs, DVDs, CDs, Internet access to online materials and tutorial services.
Note: This course is comparable to two years of high school Japanese.


Japanese 2
Elementary Japanese II

4 units; 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Japanese 1 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course, taught within the context of Japanese culture, is a continuation of the study of elementary Japanese through intensive training on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students improve their speaking skills and extend their study of the basic grammar and Kanji characters. Technological support includes computer programs, DVDs, CDs, Internet access to online materials and tutorial services. 
Note: The prerequisite for this course is comparable to two years of high school Japanese.


Japanese 3
Intermediate Japanese I

4 units; 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Japanese 2 with a minimum
grade of C or equivalent.
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

In this first intermediate course, taught within the context of Japanese culture, students develop their functional communication skills in Japanese through listening, speaking, reading, and writing practice. Students expand their knowledge of the Japanese language and culture. Students read material drawn from daily Japanese life.
Note: The prerequisite for this course is comparable to three years of high school Japanese.


Japanese 4
Intermediate Japanese II

4 units; 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Japanese 3 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable.
Transfer CSU, UC

In this second intermediate course, taught within the context of Japanese culture, students further develop their functional communication skills in Japanese through listening, speaking, reading, and writing practice. Students expand their Japanese proficiency and cultural knowledge by comparing and contrasting the Japanese language and culture to their own. Students read material drawn from daily Japanese life.
Note: The prerequisite for this course is comparable to four years of high school Japanese.


Japanese 21
Beginning Conversational Japanese

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Japanese 1 with a minimum of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

Students develop competency in Japanese oral expression, oral comprehension, and conversational strategies. Students learn how to converse in various situations, such as business, travel, and dining within the context of Japanese culture.

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Japanese 22
Intermediate Conversational Japanese

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Japanese 2 and Japanese 21
with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is designed for the intermediate student to develop Japanese language fluency in oral expression, increase oral comprehension, and to improve pronunciation. Conversational topics are based upon the daily experiences and cultural life of native Japanese speakers.

Japanese 25
Cultural Aspects of the Japanese Language

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course provides a study of the cultural aspects of the Japanese language, including the origin of the Japanese people and their language, art, religion, philosophy, and geography. The anthropological and sociological characteristics relating to the language and a comparison of Japanese and Western languages and cultures are also covered. This course is taught in English.


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Independent Study

1-3 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Japanese with minimum grade of B in each
and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC - limitations apply

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Japanese education not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the  instructor are coordinated with assigned Japanese projects (60 hours per unit).

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 Last Published 8/8/13