Oct 01, 2022  
2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog
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JAPN& 121 - Japanese I

5 Credits
A comprehensive beginning Japanese course, which includes instruction and practice in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and character writing.

Course Note Previously JAPAN 101.

Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Day
Spring Day

Designed to Serve Transfer students who need to fulfill a language requirement; students interested in Japanese language and cultures.
Active Date 20210211T14:42:52

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 25
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area I

Course Outline

  • Building Language Skills
  • Personal Information
  • Everyday greetings
  • Introducing yourself
  • Numbers (phone numbers and telling time)
  • Talking about likes and dislikes
  • Nationalities and Languages
  • The Japanese writing system Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji
  • Japanese names
  • Around Campus
  • Classroom expressions
  • Cities and neighborhoods
  • Gaining Cultural Knowledge
  • Japanese universities and colleges
  • Japanese addresses

Student Learning Outcomes
Interpersonal. Express self in conversations on very familiar topics, using a variety of words, phrases, simple sentences, and questions that have been highly practiced and memorized.

Interpretive. Answer questions and articulate the meaning of the main idea from simple, highly predictable oral, or written texts, with strong visual support.

Presentational. Present information in front of an audience on very familiar topics, using a variety of words, phrases and sentences that have been practiced and memorized.

Cultural. Use culturally appropriate gestures and formulaic expressions in highly practiced applications for interpersonal written and oral communication.

Comparisons. Compare and contrast own culture and language to derive meaning from visual or written texts.

Connections. Present and discuss concepts and information of other disciplines through the Japanese language.

Communities. Participate in communities at home and abroad in Japan.

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