COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

{Note: Please refer to the next page for Curriculum, Beyond Second Year, Students with Previous Japanese Study, Heritage Language Learner, Japanese Language Courses in Summer Session and Placement Test}

(Please click the course name with number for its description)

 

Japanese 1: First-Year Japanese I
Designed to develop speaking and listening proficiency to carry out simple everyday conversations, reading skills to comprehend short, simple written materials, and writing skills to write short memos and letters using appropriate Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji scripts.
  • Prerequisite: None. This course is for students without prior Japanese study.
  • Units: 5
  • Quarter: Fall
  • Class meetings: MTWRF
  • Instructors: Staff
  • Main textbook: Genki I, Japan Times. (~Lesson 5)
Japanese 2: First-Year Japanese II
Continuation of Japanese 1.
  • Prerequisite: Japanese 1 with a grade of C or above
  • Units: 5
  • Quarter: Winter
  • Class meetings: MTWRF
  • Instructors: Staff
  • Main textbook: Genki I, Japan Times. (Lesson 6 - Lesson 10)
Japanese 3: First-Year Japanese III
Continuation of Japanese 2.
  • Prerequisite: Japanese 2 with a grade of C or above
  • Units: 5
  • Quarter: Spring
  • Class meetings: MTWRF
  • Instructors: Staff
  • Main textbook: Genki I&II, Japan Times. (Lesson 11 - Lesson 15)
Japanese 4: Second-Year Japanese I
Designed to develop an intermediate-level of oral-aural skills to carry out conversations about familiar topics, reading skills to understand important information in authentic materials, and writing skills to convey information with grammatical and orthographic accuracy.
  • Prerequisite: Japanese 3 with a grade of C or above
  • Units: 5
  • Quarter: Fall
  • Class meetings: MTWRF
  • Instructors: Staff
  • Main textbook: Genki II, Japan Times. (Lesson 16 - Lesson 19)
Japanese 5: Second-Year Japanese II
Continuation of Japanese 4
  • Prerequisite: Japanese 4 with a grade of C or above
  • Units: 5
  • Quarter: Winter
  • Class meetings: MTWRF
  • Instructors: Staff
  • Main textbook: Genki II, Japan Times (Lesson 20 - Lesson 23)
Japanese 6: Second-Year Japanese III
Continuation of Japanese 5
  • Prerequisite: Japanese 5 with a grade of C or above
  • Units: 5
  • Quarter: Spring
  • Class meetings: MTWRF
  • Instructors: Staff
  • Main textbook:Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese, Kuroshio Publishers
Japanese 120A: Third-Year Japanese I

Develops an intermediate to advanced level of aural-oral skills to carry out conversations on diverse topics including social and cultural phenomina with linguistic accuracy, wide range of vocabulary, and cultural appropriateness as well as reading skills to comprehend authentic materials and writing skills with grammatical accuracy and increasing number of Kanji.

  • Prerequisite: Japanese 6 with a grade of C or above
  • Units: 4
  • Quarter: Fall
  • Class meetings: MTWR
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Main textbook: Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese, Kuroshio Publishers
Japanese 120B: Third-Year Japanese II

Continuation of Japanese 120A.

  • Prerequisite: Japanese 120A with a grade of C or above
  • Units: 4
  • Quarter: Winter
  • Class meetings: MTWR
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Main textbook: Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese, Kuroshio Publishers
Japanese 120C: Third-Year Japanese III

Continuation of Japanese 120B.

  • Prerequisite: Japanese 120B with a grade of C or above
  • Units: 4
  • Quarter: Spring
  • Class meetings: MTWR
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Main textbook: Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese, Kuroshio Publishers
Japanese 125: Intermediate Japanese Readings

Designed to develop skills in written Japanese through translation and continued focus on grammatical points. Follows Japanese 124 and complements Japanese 120A-B-C series.

  • Prerequisites: Japanese 124 with a grade of C or above, or permission of instructor.
  • Quarter: Winter
  • Units: 4
  • Class meetings: TBA
  • Instructor: Saltzman-Li
Japanese 144: Advanced Japanese Readings I

Designed to further develop skills in reading by focusing on analysis of Japanese sentence structure.

  • Prerequisite: Japanese 120C with a grad of C or above
  • Quarter: Fall
  • Units: 4
  • Class meetings: TBA
  • Instructor:Staff
Japanese 145: Advanced Japanese Readings II

Introduces advanced students to selected short pieces of prose and poetry from post-WWII texts.

  • Prerequisite: Japanese 144 with a grade of C or above.
  • Quarter: Winter
  • Unit: 4
  • Class meetings: TBA
  • Instructor: Staff
Japanese 146: Advanced Japanese Readings III

Introduces advanced students to selection of texts, both fiction and non-fiction, by representative authors from the Meiji period to the present.

  • Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
  • Quarter: Spring
  • Unit: 4
  • Class meetings:TBA
  • Instructor: Staff
Japanese 181: Classical Japanese I (Bungo)

Introduction to classical Japanese grammar, which continued to influence the writings of modern Japan through WWII.

  • Prerequisite: Japanese 125 or 120C with grade of C or above, or consent of instructor
  • Unit: 4
  • Quarter: TBA
  • Class meetings: TBA
  • Instructor: Staff
Japanese 183/283: Special Reading in Prewar Japanese Texts

Readings of a broad range of prewar texts, including works that contain classical elements.

  • Prerequisite: Japanese 181 or consent of instructor
  • Unit: 4
  • Quarter: TBA
  • Class meeting: TBA
  • Instructor:TBA

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