Elementary Japanese (First Quarter)

Course Description

An introduction to the language and the culture of Japan. Emphasis will be on language as the primary expression of culture and a medium of communication. Four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), as well as sociocultural knowledge which plays an important role in communicating in the target language, will be developed. Japanese will be the major language of instruction. Oral practice based on an understanding of the language structure will also be emphasized. Mastering of two of the Japanese syllabic writing systems, hiragana and katakana, and 29 kanji (Chinese characters) is required.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
01313 JAPN 1 40Z M·W···· 04:00 PM-06:15 PM Yumi Mccormick ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-09-26 to 2022-12-16.
Class Syllabus: Download Syllabus
JAPN-001.-40Z: Fully ONLINE. This class meets each week on scheduled days and times as noted in the class listing. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: https://deanza.instructure.com/courses/3382 . The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at deanza.edu/online-ed/students/remotelearning.

Course Details

5 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 5
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 0
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


EWRT D211. and READ D211., or ESL D272. and D273.
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