Fall 2015

Experience with Authentic Japanese Materials

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as JAPA-203

Formerly listed as: JAPA-06


Ikumi Kayama (Sections 01 and 02)
Wako Tawa (Sections 01 and 02)


The course will provide sufficient practice of reading authentic texts and viewing films to prepare for the next level, JAPA 301, in which various genres of reading and films will be introduced. Throughout the course, the development of more fluent speech and stronger literacy will be emphasized by studying more complex and idiomatic expressions. Acquisition of an additional few hundred characters (Kanji) will be part of the course. The class will be conducted mostly in Japanese. Small groups based on the students’ proficiency levels will be formed, so that instruction accords with the needs of each group. Students will be required to practice with the materials that are on the course website at the college.

Requisite: JAPA 202 or equivalent. Fall and spring semesters. Senior Lecturer Kayama and Professor Tawa.

JAPA 203 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM WEBS 101
Th 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM WEBS 101

JAPA 203 - DIS

Section 02
Tu -
Th -


Section 01
W -
F -

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

Section(s) ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
All Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Fall 2024