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 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00
  • Instructors: Staff
  • Main textbook: Genki I, Japan Times.
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 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00
  • Instructors: Staff
  • Main textbook: Genki I, Japan Times.
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 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00
  • Instructors: Staff
  • Main textbook: Genki I&II, Japan Times.
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 grad of C or above
  • Units: 5
  • Quarter: Fall
  • Class meetings: MTWRF 10:00, 12:00, 1:00
  • Instructors: Shinagawa and Furukawa
  • Main textbook: Genki II, Japan Times.
Japanese 5: Second-Year Japanese II
Continuation of Japanese 4
  • Prerequisite: Japanese 4 with a grad of C or above
  • Units: 5
  • Quarter: Winter
  • Class meetings: MTWRF
  • Instructors: Shinagawa and Furukawa
  • Main textbook: Genki II, Japan Times
Japanese 6: Second-Year Japanese III
Continuation of Japanese 5
  • Prerequisite: Japanese 5 with a grad of C or above
  • Units: 5
  • Quarter: Spring
  • Class meetings: MTWRF
  • Instructors: Shinagawa and Furukawa
  • Main textbook: Topic ni yoru Nihongo soogoo-enshuu, Three A Network
Japanese 7H: Japanese for Heritage Language Learners
Designed for students who grew up speaking Japanese at home and have functional speaking and listening abilities but lack reading and writing skills. Provides training in reading and writing necessary to join a third-year level course.
  • Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
  • Units: 4
  • Quarter: Varies
  • Class meetings: MW
  • Instructor: Sugawara
Japanese 8A: Basic Conversational Japanese I
Designed for those who completed the first year Japanese language course but who will not be pursuing further full-year courses. Designed to further develop basic communicative skills focusing on oral-aural proficiency. The course may not be taken concurrently with a second-year of third-year level Japanese language course.
  • Prerequisites: Japanese 3 and consent of instructor
  • Units: 3
  • Quarter: Varies (Not Offered in 2008-2009)
  • Class meetings: MW
  • Instructor: Shinagawa
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 11:00 ,12:00
  • Instructor: Furukawa
  • Main textbook: Topic ni yoru Nihongo soogoo-enshuu, Three A Network
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 9:00, 11:00
  • Instructor: Furukawa
  • Main textbook: Topic ni yoru Nihongo soogoo-enshuu, Three A Network
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 9:00, 11:00
  • Instructor: Furukawa
  • Main textbook: Topic ni yoru Nihongo soogoo-enshuu, Three A Network
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: MW
  • Instructor: Saltzman-Li
Japanese 126: Business Japanese

Designed to develop the Japanese language skills necessary for communication in business contexts. Emphasis on verbal, reading and writing skills.

  • Prerequisite: Japanese 120B with a grade of C or above.
  • Quarter: Varies (Not Offered in 2008-2009)
  • Units: 4
  • Class meetings: TBA
  • Instructor: Staff
Japanese 130A: Reading and Composition in Practical Japanese

Provides students with training in reading practical Japanese on current topics as well as writing compositions on related subject matter. Classes conducted in Japanese.

  • Prerequisite: Japanese 120C with a grade of C or above, or consent of instructor
  • Quarter: Winter (Not Offered in 2008-2009)
  • Units: 4
  • Class meetings: MW
  • Instructor: Sugawara
Japanese 144: Advanced Japanese Readings I

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

  • Prerequisite: Japanese 120C (Japanese 125 starting Fall 2003) with a grad of C or above
  • Quarter: Fall
  • Units: 4
  • Class meetings: TR
  • Instructor: Iwasaki
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: TR
  • Instructor: Iwasaki
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: Nathan
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: Fall
  • Class meetings: TR
  • Instructor: Staff
Japanese 182: Classial Japanese II (Kanbun)

Introduction to Kanbun, a hybrid of classical Chinese and Japanese that remained essential in formal writings through WWII.

  • Prerequisite: Japanese 181
  • Unit: 4
  • Quarter: Winter
  • Class meetings: TR
  • Instructor: Buckus
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: Spring
  • Class meeting: MWF
  • Instructor:Buckus

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