Fall 2014

Introduction to the Japanese Language

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as JAPA-101

Formerly listed as: JAPA-01

Moodle site: Course


Kozue Miyama (Sections 01, 02, 03 and 04)
Wako Tawa (Sections 01, 02, 03 and 04)


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.

Both semesters. Spring semester requires permission of instructor. Senior Lecturer Miyama and Professor Tawa.

Cost: 142.85 ?


Foreign language


2015-16: Offered in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2015