Japanese

Division: Language Arts

Division Dean 

Eldon Young

Faculty

Mihoko Luther

Counselors

Dr. Therese Mosqueda-Ponce
Daniel Pelletier

Japanese Transfer Program

Students should consult a counselor or www.assist.org for lower division major requirements for most California public universities. (See the Standard Definitions section of the catalog for a description of ASSIST.) Students transferring to an independent college/university should consult the catalog of the individual school and a counselor for lower division major requirements.

JAPN 098 C Japanese Seminar 0.5-12 Units

Prerequisite(s): May be required.

Corequisite(s): May be required.

Advisory: May be required.

Term hours: 0-216 lecture and/or 0-432 laboratory depending on units attempted. This seminar course is for students who wish to extend their knowledge of literature, language and culture through small group discussion. Pass/No Pass or Pass or Letter Grade option. Fees may be required-Payable at Registration.

JAPN 100 C Spoken Japanese for Beginners 3 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is for students who would like to take conversational Japanese without having to learn the complicated writing system. This will be an introduction to spoken Japanese, with emphasis on vocabulary development, use of the common phrases and culturally appropriate language at beginning levels. Conducted mainly in Japanese through the use of the direct teaching method. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (CSU/AA GE)

JAPN 101 C Elementary Japanese I 5 Units

Term hours: 90 lecture. The course emphasizes the acquisition of basic skills in pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will be introduced to the culture, history and geography of Japan through lectures, slides, videos, photographs, films, and reading assignments. Not intended for native Japanese speakers. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (CSU/UC/AA GE, CSU GE)

JAPN 102 C Elementary Japanese II 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 101 C with a grade of C or better or one year of high school Japanese with an average grade of C or better is recommended

Term hours: 90 lecture. The course continues to emphasize the acquisition of basic skills in pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will increase their knowledge of the culture, history, and geography of Japan and Japanese through lectures, films, and reading and writing assignments. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (CSU/UC/AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

JAPN 200 C Conversational Japanese 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 102 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 36 lecture. This course will focus on practical conversation with emphasis on the idiomatic usage of the language. Topics concern Japanese life, culture, and current events. Students will prepare for this class through the study of the required textbook, magazines, newspapers and other current materials. This course is conducted in Japanese. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (CSU/CSU GE)

JAPN 201 C Study of Kanji 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 101 C or JAPN 102 C, with a grade of C or better.

Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. Term hours: 54 lecture. This is a low intermediate skill course designed to improve the reading, writing, listening, and understanding of Kanji. Students will practice and learn 420 basic Kanji, as components of more complex Kanji. This will prepare students to take the Japanese government's proficiency examination at the 10th and 9th level. (CSU)

JAPN 203 C Intermediate Japanese III 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 102 C with a grade of C or better or two years of high school Japanese with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 72 lecture. This course emphasizes the acquisition of advanced skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will be introduced to further elements of the culture, history, and geography of Japan through lectures, slides, films, dialogues and reading and writing assignments conducted in Japanese. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (CSU/UC/AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

JAPN 204 C Intermediate Japanese IV 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 203 C or three years of high school Japanese with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 72 lecture. The course emphasizes the acquisition of advanced skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will be introduced to further elements of the culture, history, and geography of Japan through lectures, slides, films, dialogues and reading assignments conducted in Japanese. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/CSU/AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

JAPN 298 C Japanese Seminar 0.5-12 Units

Prerequisite(s): May be required.

Corequisite(s): May be required.

Advisory: May be required.

Term hours: 0-216 lecture and/or 0-432 laboratory depending on units attempted. This seminar course is for students who wish to extend their knowledge of literature, language and culture through small group discussion. Pass/No Pass or Letter Grade option. Fees may be required-Payable at Registration. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)

JAPN 299 C Japanese Independent Study 0.5-2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Approved Independent Study Learning Contract

Term hours: 9-36 lecture/conference depending on units attempted. This course is for able students who wish to increase their knowledge of the Japanese language through individual study or research. Unit credit may range from 1/2 - 2 units in any given semester. May be taken for credit 3 times. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)

The courses taught by this department contribute to the General Education and Basic Skills Program Learning Outcomes. Please refer to General Education and Basic Skills Program Learning Outcomes.