Fall 2010

Introduction to the Japanese Language

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as JAPA-01

Faculty

Ikumi Kayama (Sections 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 and 08)
Wako Tawa (Sections 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 and 08)

Description

This course is designed for students who have never previously studied Japanese. The course will introduce the overall structure of Japanese, basic vocabulary, the two syllabaries of the phonetic system, and some characters (Kanji). The course will also introduce the notion of “cultural appropriateness for expressions,” and will provide practice and evaluations for all four necessary skills-speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will be required to practice with the materials that are on the course website at the college. Two group meetings and two individualized or small group evaluations per week are normally required throughout the semester.

Fall semester. Senior Lecturer Kayama and Professor Tawa.

Offerings

2014-15: Offered in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2015, Spring 2016