Japanese (JAPN)

Courses

JAPN 101. College Japanese I. 4 Units.

Introduction to beginning level Japanese, including the basic structures of the written language. Emphasis is on listening, speaking, reading and writing. Formerly a topic under FLAN 101.

JAPN 102. College Japanese II. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: JAPN 101 or consent of department
Develops listening and active speaking skills with further development of reading and writing skills while expanding vocabulary of daily life. Formerly a topic under FLAN 102.

JAPN 103. College Japanese III. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: JAPN 102 or consent of department
(GE=C3)
Develops listening and speaking skills with emphasis on reading and writing skills. Emphasis on negotiating routine social situations and more complex tasks. Formerly JAPN 150.

JAPN 170. Beginning Japanese Conversation. 2 Units.

Practice of oral Japanese with emphasis on familiar surroundings, immediate needs, and basic survival skills. Graded credit/no credit. May be repeated up to three times for credit.

JAPN 201. Second Year College Japanese I. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: JAPN 103 or consent of department
(GE=C3)
Further study of the language to attain proficiency in four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will improve fluency from class discussion on a variety of topics including social issues and aspects of Japanese culture.

JAPN 202. Second Year College Japanese II. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: JAPN 201 or consent of department
(GE=C3)
Emphasis on the continued vocabulary and syntactic development of the language to attain proficiency in four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

JAPN 203. Second Year College Japanese III. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: JAPN 202 or consent of department
(GE=C3)
Further development of proficiency in speaking. listening, reading, and writing. Further expansion of vocabulary enhances ability of students to understand and express more complex ideas and concepts.

JAPN 210. Japanese Calligraphy. 2 Units.

Prerequisites: JAPN 102 or equivalent
Instruction to Japanese calligraphy, its history and its development. Learn proper techniques as well as stylistic elements of calligraphy. May be repeated once for a total of 4 units.

JAPN 214. Conversation in Japanese. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: JAPN 103 or equivalent
(GE=C3)
Practice of oral Japanese including current topics, panel discussions, debates, and oral presentations. Students will become familiar with day-to-day social and business expressions.

JAPN 275. Japanese Business Culture. 2 Units.

Analysis of Japanese business etiquette and culture. Focus on Japanese business practices, traditions, values and communication styles, including practical tips for doing business in Japanese. Taught primarily in English with introduction of Japanese vocabulary.

JAPN 290. Japanese Literature in Translation. 4 Units.

(GE=C3)
Introduction to Japanese literature read in English translation. Selection of writers and genres from classical and contemporary Japanese literature.

JAPN 301. Third-Year College Japanese. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: JAPN 203 or consent of department
First course in an upper-level sequence. Develops students' oral and written Japanese language skills, as well as knowledge of Japanese culture.

JAPN 302. Third- Year College Japanese II. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: JAPN 301 or consent of department
Second course in an upper-level sequence. Develops students' oral and written Japanese language skills, as well as knowledge of Japanese culture.

JAPN 303. Third-Year Japanese III. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 or consent of department
Third course in an upper-level sequence in Japanese. Develops students' oral and written language skills, as well as knowledge of Japanese culture.

JAPN 310. Introduction to Japanese Literature. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: JAPN 203 or consent of department
Techniques of literary study and analysis. Emphasis on vocuabulary development, written expression and comprehension.

JAPN 314. Advanced Conversation. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: JAPN 203 or consent of department
Practice of contemporary spoken Japanese through the reading and discussion of current topics.

JAPN 315. Language in Japanese Society. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: JAPN 203 or consent of department
Study of how language functions in contemporary Japanese society. Politeness, gender, language attitudes, the mechanics of cross-cultural misunderstanding, how language incorporates Japanese social constructs.

JAPN 370. Analysis of Japanese Culture through the Study of Film. 4 Units.

Analysis of selected classical and contemporary Japanese films. Taught in English, students will watch Japanese films with English subtitles. Explores Japanese culture as well as significant directors and their unique use of photography, music, literature, and scripting.

JAPN 399A. Community Service Project. 1 Unit.

Prerequisites: consent of department
Credit for applying previously learned skills in Japanese to academically related tasks in agencies as governmental, social service, and educational institutions. May be repeated for a total of six units towards the degree. Graded credit/no credit.

JAPN 399B. Community Service Project. 2 Units.

Prerequisites: consent of department
Credit for applying previously learned skills in Japanese to academically related tasks in agencies as governmental, social service, and educational institutions. May be repeated for a total of six units towards the degree. Graded credit/no credit.

JAPN 409. Business Japanese. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: JAPN 303 or consent of department
Introduction to business vocabulary of practices and socioeconomic issues in Japanese-speaking contexts.