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JAPN& 121 - Japanese I

Credits: 5
Begins the systematic study of Japanese. Includes basic grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, and conversation practice, and introduces Hiragana and Kanji writing systems. Students learn the history, nature, and diversity of Japanese speaking cultures.

Prerequisite: No previous background in Japanese, or no more than one year of high school Japanese, or no more than two years of high school Japanese with a “C” average or less. Eligible for ENGL 099 .

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Use hiragana and katakana.
  2. Use question words for exchanges of personal information.
  3. Discuss routines and future actions with the polite form of verbs.
  4. Discuss past actions with the polite past form of verbs.
  5. Describe the existence and location of places, people, and things.
  6. Use Japanese in the classroom with peers from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  7. Use Japanese with native speakers in real-world situations.

Program Outcomes
  1. Analyze cultural perspectives and values of a multicultural world.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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