Japanese (JPN)

JPN 001  Elementary Japanese I   Units: 5

This course introduces students to elementary communication skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing Japanese. Emphasis is on fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation, practical vocabulary and useful phrases and idioms. The honorific, polite, and humble forms of vocabulary and expressions are introduced and analyzed. This course also exposes students to social, cultural, political and historical aspects of Japan.
Lecture Hours: 90         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC*                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: C2                 IGETC: 6A

JPN 002  Elementary Japanese II   Units: 5

This course continues the development of the skills and essentials of the Japanese language begun in JPN 1. Fluency in understanding, speaking, reading and writing within the context of the Japanese society, history and culture is emphasized.
Lecture Hours: 90         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: JPN-001 or two years high school Japanese
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: C2                 IGETC: 3B, 6A