Japanese Courses

JAPA 1, Elementary Japanese
Lec-87.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 188 or ENGL 88 or readiness for college-level English or completion of a community college or university foreign language course

Introductory course in Japanese language. Elementary level of four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) will be developed. The course also will introduce cultural aspects of Japan. Mastering of two of the Japanese syllabic writing systems, hiragana and katakana is required. The simple kanji (Chinese characters) will also be introduced.

UC/CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

JAPA 1 = JAPA 1A + JAPA 1B

JAPA 1A, Elementary Japanese
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English or any City College or University foreign language course

This is half of the introductory course in Japanese language. Elementary level of four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) will be developed. The course also will introduce cultural aspects of Japan. Mastering of the Japanese syllabic writing system hiragana is required.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

JAPA 1A+1B = JAPA 1

JAPA 1B, Elementary Japanese
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: JAPA 1A or demonstration of JAPA 1A exit skills.

The latter half of the introductory course in Japanese language. Elementary level of four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) will be developed. The course also will introduce cultural aspects of Japan. Mastering of the Japanese syllabic writing system katakana is required. Simple kanji (Chinese characters) will also be introduced.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

JAPA 1A + 1B = JAPA 1

JAPA 2, Continuation of Elementary Japanese
Lec-87.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: JAPA 1 or JAPA 1B or demonstration of exit skills

Second semester course. The course enhances students' abilities in reading, writing, speaking, listening and understanding of Japanese culture.

UC/CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
JAPA 2A, Continuation of Elementary Japanese
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: JAPA 1 or JAPA 1B or demonstration of exit skills

The first half of second semester course. The course enhances students' abilities in reading, writing, speaking, listening and understanding of Japanese culture.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

JAPA 2A + 2B = JAPA2

JAPA 2B, Continuation of Elementary Japanese
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: JAPA 2A or demonstration of exit skills

The latter half of second semester course. The course enhances students' abilities in reading, writing, speaking, listening and understanding of Japanese culture.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

JAPA 2A + 2B = JAPA 2

JAPA 3, Intermediate Japanese
Lec-87.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: JAPA 2 or JAPA 2B or demonstration of exit skills

Third semester course. The course, which is conducted in Japanese, enhances students' abilities on reading, writing, speaking, listening and understanding of Japanese culture.

UC/CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
JAPA 3A, Intermediate Japanese
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: JAPA 2 or JAPA 2B or demonstration of exit skill

The first half of third semester course. The course, which is conducted in Japanese, enhances students' abilities in reading, writing, speaking, listening and understanding of Japanese culture.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

JAPA 3A + 3B = JAPA 3

JAPA 3B, Intermediate Japanese
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: JAPA 3A or demonstration of exit skills

The second half of third semester course. The course, which is conducted in Japanese, enhances students' abilities in reading, writing, speaking, listening and understanding of Japanese culture.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

JAPA 3A + 3B = JAPA 3

JAPA 4, Continuation of Intermediate Japanese
Lec-87.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: JAPA 3 or JAPA 3B or demonstration of exit skills

Fourth semester course. The course, which is conducted in Japanese, enhances students' abilities in reading, writing, speaking, listening and understanding of Japanese culture.

UC/CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
JAPA 4A, Continuation of Intermediate Japanese
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: JAPA 3 or 3B or demonstration of JAPA 3/3B exit skills

The first half of the fourth semester course. The course is conducted in Japanese and enhances students' abilities in reading, writing, speaking, listening and understanding of Japanese culture.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

JAPA 4A+4B = JAPA 4

JAPA 4B, Continuation of Intermediate Japanese
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: JAPA 4A or demonstration of JAPA 4A exit skills

The latter half of the fourth semester course. The course, which is conducted in Japanese, enhances students' abilities in reading, writing, speaking, listening and understanding of Japanese culture.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

JAPA 4A + 4B = JAPA 4

JAPA 10A, Beginning Conversational Japanese
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

This is a beginner's course and the first of a series of three conversational courses. This course offers Intensive oral practice of basic structures and vocabulary most often used in conversation and is designed for students who wish to acquire basic skills of spoken Japanese.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Recommended all beginning students of Japanese. Not Recommended for native speakers of the language.

JAPA 10B, Beginning Conversational Japanese
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: JAPA 10A or demonstration of exit skills

This is the beginner's course and the second of a series of three conversational courses. The course offers Intensive oral practice of basic structures and vocabulary most often used in conversation and is designed for students who wish to acquire basic skills of spoken Japanese.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Not recommended for native speakers of Japanese.

JAPA 10C, Intermediate Conversational Japanese
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: JAPA 10B or demonstration of exit skills

This is the intermediate course and the third of a series of three conversational courses. This course offers intensive oral practice of basic sentence structure and vocabulary most often used in conversation and is deigned for students who wish to acquire more advanced skills of spoken Japanese.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Recommended for all intermediate learners of Japanese. Not recommended for native speakers of the language.

JAPA 16, Beginning Kanji for Reading and Writing
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: JAPA 1 or JAPA 1B

Intensive study of kanji characters to increase competence in reading and writing Japanese and in understanding authentic materials.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
JAPA 17, Continuation of Beginning Kanji for Reading and Writing
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ: JAPA 16 or demonstration of exit skills

Intensive study of advanced beginning level of kanji characters to increase competence in reading and writing Japanese and in understanding authentic materials.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
JAPA 18, Intermediate Kanji for Reading and Writing
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ: JAPA 17 or demonstration of exit skills

Intensive study of basic intermediate level of kanji characters to increase competence in reading and writing Japanese and in understanding authentic materials.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
JAPA 39, Japanese Culture and Civilization
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

A consideration of the major achievements of Japanese culture as reflected in language, literature, art, religion, and daily life. No knowledge of Japanese required.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

No knowledge of Japanese language required. Not recommended for students who are enrolled in or have completed JAPA 49.