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Japanese Courses

Japanese Courses

 

Elementary Japanese I

Course Number: JAPAN 1A
Units: 5
Class: 5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Course is equivalent to two years of high school
study.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study of practical vocabulary, grammar, sentence patterns, and aural-oral skills in Japanese: Practice of reading, writing of hiragana, katakana and kanji; introduction to Japanese culture.
AA/AS area 3; IGETC area Language

 

Elementary Japanese II

Course Number: JAPAN 1B
Units: 5
Class: 5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: Japan 1A
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of Japan 1A: Study and practice in speaking and understanding; vocabulary, grammar, and sentence patterns; practice of reading and writing hiragana and katakana; continued building of kanji vocabulary; Japanese culture.
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B &
Language

Intermediate Japanese

Course Number: JAPAN 2A
Units: 5

 

Class: 5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP) Prerequisite APAN 1B
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of JAPAN 1B Study and practice in speaking and understanding; vocabulary, grammar, and sentence patterns; practice of reading and writing hiragana and katakana; continued building of kanji vocabulary; Japanese culture. 1108.00 AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2

 

Conversational Japanese and Culture

Course Number: JAPAN 50A
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Speaking of simple modern Japanese: Basic knowledge of Japanese culture and its people.

 

Conversational Japanese and Culture

Course Number: JAPAN 50B
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: JAPAN 50A
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Continuation of JAPAN 50A: Emphasis on more proficient speaking patterns and appreciation of additional cultural aspects.