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
01314 JAPN 1 40 ·T·R··· 06:30 PM-08:45 PM Min-Jin Kuo MLC113

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.
JAPN-001.-40: Fully ON-CAMPUS. This class meets on-campus each week on scheduled days and times as noted in the class listing. The mask will be required during class for in person meetings.

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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