JAPANESE (JAPN)

JAPN 001  ELEMENTARY JAPANESE  
5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Basic vocabulary, useful phrases; reading, writing and speaking. Introduction to geography, customs and culture. Corresponds to first year of high school Japanese. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
JAPN 002  ELEMENTARY JAPANESE  
5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 001, or the first year of high school Japanese, or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Grammar, oral and written composition, reading, of elementary texts; customs and culture. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
JAPN 003  INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE  
5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 002 or two years of high school Japanese or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Grammar; oral and written composition; reading of intermediate texts; customs and culture. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
JAPN 004  INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE  
5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 003 or three years of high school Japanese or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Continuation of grammar, oral and written composition; reading of texts of moderate difficulty; customs and culture. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
JAPN 005  ADVANCED READING AND COMPOSITION  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 004 or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Reading and discussion of Japanese fictional and non-fictional texts. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
JAPN 008A  INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE CONVERSATION  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 002 or two years of high school Japanese or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Practice in oral self-expression and understanding spoken Japanese. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
JAPN 008B  INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE CONVERSATION  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 002 or two years of high school Japanese or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Practice in oral self-expression and understanding spoken Japanese with emphasis on personal interactions and conversation. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
JAPN 009A  JAPANESE CONVERSATION  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 003, 008A, 008B, three years of high school Japanese or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Intensive practice in oral expression and comprehension of spoken Japanese. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
JAPN 009B  JAPANESE CONVERSATION  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 003 or three years of high school Japanese or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Intensive practice in oral expression and comprehension of spoken Japanese with focus on socio-historic aspects of Japanese life. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
JAPN 009C  JAPANESE CONVERSATION  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 003 or three years of high school Japanese or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Intensive practice in oral expression and comprehension of spoken Japanese with focus on the specialized vocabulary related to social events and discussion of on-going political issues. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
JAPN 010  JAPANESE CIVILIZATION  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Geography, history and institutions; customs, language, literature, arts and sciences; Japanese contributions to civilization. (Course conducted in English.) Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
JAPN 011  INSIDE JAPAN  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Modern Japan; the culture, business and industry, education, politics, foreign affairs. (Course conducted in English.) Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
JAPN 012  JAPANESE LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Reading and discussion of Japanese literature and its traditions from the 9th century to the present. The emphasis is placed on the unique qualities of its cultural identity. Selected readings will reveal both the stereotypes and anti-stereotypical Japanese characters. A comparative analysis is applied to many genres such as oral traditions, performing arts, films, comics, and animation (anime). Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass