Japanese (JAPANESE)

JAPANESE 111-1 Japanese I (1 Unit)   First-quarter course of the beginning college-level sequence to develop basic literacy and oral proficiency in Japanese. This course introduces the Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries and Kanji (Chinese characters).

JAPANESE 111-2 Japanese I (1 Unit)   Second-quarter course of the beginning college-level sequence to develop basic literacy and oral proficiency in Japanese. Prerequisite: grade of at least C- in JAPANESE 111-1 or equivalent.

JAPANESE 111-3 Japanese I (1 Unit)   Third-quarter course of the beginning college-level sequence to develop basic literacy and oral proficiency in Japanese. Prerequisite: grade of at least C- in JAPANESE 111-2 or equivalent.

JAPANESE 121-1 Japanese II (1 Unit)   First-quarter course of the second-year Japanese to further develop basic literacy and oral proficiency. Prerequisite: grade of at least C- in JAPANESE 111-3 or equivalent.

JAPANESE 121-2 Japanese II (1 Unit)   Second-quarter course of the second-year Japanese to further develop basic literacy and oral proficiency. Prerequisite: grade of at least C- in JAPANESE 121-1 or equivalent.

JAPANESE 121-3 Japanese II (1 Unit)   Third-quarter course of the second-year Japanese to further develop basic literacy and oral proficiency. Prerequisite: grade of at least C- in JAPANESE 121-2 or equivalent.

JAPANESE 211-1 Japanese III (1 Unit)   First-quarter course of the intermediate-level sequence to further develop literacy and oral proficiency. Focus on social and cultural issues and language for discussing them. Prerequisite: grade of at least C- in JAPANESE 121-3 or equivalent.

JAPANESE 211-2 Japanese III (1 Unit)   Second-quarter course of the intermediate-level sequence to further develop literacy and oral proficiency. Focus on social and cultural issues and language for discussing them. Prerequisite: grade of at least C- in JAPANESE 211-1 or equivalent.

JAPANESE 211-3 Japanese III (1 Unit)   Third-quarter course of the intermediate-level sequence to further develop literacy and oral proficiency. Focus on social and cultural issues and language for discussing them. Prerequisite: grade of at least C- in JAPANESE 211-2 or equivalent.

JAPANESE 310-0 Japanese IV: Special Topics in Reading Japanese Literature in Japanese (1 Unit)   Reading of original texts of Japanese literature, criticism, and nonfiction focused on particular themes. Translation skills are emphasized; discussion in English. Prerequisite: grade of at least C- in JAPANESE 211-3 or equivalent. Literature Fine Arts Distro Area

JAPANESE 311-1 Japanese IV: Reading Modern Japanese Literature in Japanese (1 Unit)   Focus on learning pre-1946 orthography and reading of original texts of modern short stories. Translation skills are emphasized; discussion in English. Prerequisite: grade of at least C- in JAPANESE 211-3 or equivalent.

JAPANESE 312-1 Japanese IV: Contemporary Japanese Literary Works for Reading & Discussion (1 Unit)   Focus on reading contemporary Japanese poems, essays, short stories, and novels; discussion in Japanese. Prerequisite: grade of at least C- in JAPANESE 211-3 or equivalent.

JAPANESE 313-1 Japanese IV: Japanese Newspaper Reading and News Listening (1 Unit)   Focus on reading Japanese newspaper articles and debating in Japanese the issues discussed. Develops news listening skills. Prerequisite: grade of at least C- in JAPANESE 211-3 or equivalent.

JAPANESE 314-1 Japanese IV: Japanese Essay Writing (1 Unit)   Focus on refining writing skills-narrative, descriptive, persuasive, and argumentative. Review of grammar and expressions through writing clinics. Prerequisite: grade of at least C- in JAPANESE 211-3 or equivalent.

JAPANESE 399-0 Independent Study (1 Unit)   For students who have advanced with distinction beyond the regular course offerings in Japanese. Prerequisite: consent of department.