Japanese (JAPN)

Courses

JAPN 1101. Introduction to Japanese Activity Lab. Unit: 1

Semester Corequisite: JAPN 1110 or consent of department
Extra practice for students who plan on continuing their Japanese studies. Activities will correspond to topics in Introduction to Japanese. Graded credit/no credit.

JAPN 1102. Beginning Japanese Activity Lab. Unit: 1

Semester Prerequisite: JAPN 1111 or equivalent. Quarter Prerequisite: JAPN 101
Semester Corequisite: JAPN 1112 Beginning Japanese 2 or consent of department
Extra practice for students who plan on continuing their Japanese studies to the 2nd year Japanese courses. Activities will correspond to topics in Beginning Japanese 2. Graded credit/no credit.

JAPN 1111. Beginning Japanese I. Units: 4

Introduction to beginning level Japanese. Students will explore Japanese culture through the Japanese language. Students will practice in routine social situations through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Formerly JAPN 101. Materials fee required.

JAPN 1112. Beginning Japanese II. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: 2 years high school language study, placement exam, equivalent college-level course (eg JAPN 1111) or consent of department. Quarter Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or consent of department
Students continue to develop their ability to use Japanese in a variety of cultural contexts. Practice in routine social situations through speaking, listening, reading and writing. Satisfies GE category C2; DI designation; G designation. Formerly offered as JAPN 103, 150. Materials fee required.

JAPN 2100. Japanese Calligraphy. Units: 3

Learning Japanese calligraphy, its history and its development. Learn proper techniques as well as stylistic elements of calligraphy. Course taught in English. May be repeated twice for a total of 6 units. Formerly JAPN 210. Materials fee required.

JAPN 2111. Second Year College Japanese A. Units: 4

Semester Prerequisite: JAPN 1112 and 1102, or consent of department. Quarter Prerequisite: JAPN 103 or 150
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. Formerly JAPN 201. Materials fee required.

JAPN 2112. Second Year College Japanese B. Units: 4

Semester Prerequisite: JAPN 1112 and 1102 or consent of department. Quarter Prerequisite: JAPN 103 or 150
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. Formerly JAPN 202. Materials fee required.

JAPN 2204. Conversation in Japanese. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: JAPN 1112 or consent of department. Quarter Prerequisite: JAPN 103 or equivalent
Practice of Japanese oral communication including current topics, panel discussions, debates, and oral presentations. Students will become familiar with day-to-day social and business expressions. Formerly JAPN 214. Materials fee required.

JAPN 2900. Japanese Literature in English. Units: 3

Introduction to Japanese literature read in English translation. Selection of writers and genres from classical and contemporary Japanese literature. Satisfies GE category C2; DI designation; G designation. Formerly JAPN 290. Materials fee required.

JAPN 3100. Analysis of Japanese Culture through Film. Units: 3

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. Formerly JAPN 370. Materials fee required.

JAPN 3111. Japanese Communication. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: JAPN 2111 AND JAPN 2112 or consent of department. Quarter Prerequisite: JAPN 203 or consent of department
Third year Japanese course to build proficiency focusing on oral comprehension and speaking while enhancing knowledge of Japanese culture and society. Materials fee required.

JAPN 3112. Japanese Media. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: JAPN 2111 AND JAPN 2112 or consent of department. Quarter Prerequisite: JAPN 203 or consent of department
Students develop their language and cultural proficiency through an exploration of contemporary media such as newspapers, magazines, TV, and music. Materials fee required.

JAPN 3113. Business Japanese. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: JAPN 2111 AND JAPN 2112 or consent of department. Prerequisite: JAPN 203 or consent of department
Introduction to business vocabulary and grammatical structure of the Japanese language and discussion of Japanese culture in business settings. Materials fee required.

JAPN 3114. Japanese Literature. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: JAPN 2111 and JAPN 2112. Quarter Prerequisite: JAPN 203 or consent of department
Techniques of literary study and analysis. Emphasis on vocabulary development, written expression and comprehension.Materials fee required. Formerly JAPN 310.

JAPN 3150. Japanese Conversation Lab. Unit: 1

Semester Prerequisite: JAPN 2111 and JAPN 2112 or consent of department. Quarter Prerequisite: JAPN 203 or consent of department
Systematic practice to improve Japanese conversation, which include vocabulary, grammar, and presentation strategies. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 4 units.

JAPN 3160. Japanese Writing Lab. Unit: 1

Semester Prerequisite: JAPN 2111 and JAPN 2112 or consent of department. Quarter Prerequisite: JAPN 203 or consent of department
Systematic practice to achieve pre-advanced level Japanese writing, which includes Kanji, vocabulary and grammar. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 4 units.

JAPN 3204. Advanced Conversation in Japanese. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: JAPN 2111 AND JAPN 2112 or consent of department. Quarter Prerequisite: JAPN 203 or consent of department
Practice of contemporary spoken Japanese through the reading and discussion of current topics. Formerly JAPN 314. Materials fee required.

JAPN 3500. Japanese Civilization and Culture. Units: 3

Introduction and exploration of characteristic features of Japanese civilization and culture from Neolithic age to 1945 A.D. through studying selected topics and themes in fields such as art, literature, religion. Materials fee required.

JAPN 3701. Study Abroad in Japan. Unit: 1

Research project based on traveling or living in Japan. When study is associated with an academic program, copies of grades, syllabus, and submitted work may substitute for research project. Department consent required. Maybe be repeated 6 times for a total of 6 units. Formerly HUM 578.

JAPN 3702. Study Abroad in Japan. Units: 2

Research project based on traveling or living in Japan. When study is associated with an academic program, copies of grades, syllabus, and submitted work may substitute for research project. Departmental consent required. May repeat 3 times for a total of six units. Formerly HUM 578.

JAPN 3703. Study Abroad in Japan. Units: 3

Research project based on traveling or living in Japan. When study is associated with an academic program, copies of grades, syllabus, and submitted work may substitute for research project. Department consent required. May repeat twice for a total of six units. Formerly HUM 578.

JAPN 3900. Voices & Visions from the World of Japanese Anime and Manga. Units: 3

Exposure to a variety of anime and manga texts from the post-World War II period to the present, focusing on language and features unique to the genre. Examine, analyze, discuss narratives and selected topics in Japanese culture. Satisfies GE category C4; G designation; WI designation. Taught in English. Materials fee required.