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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog
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JAPN& 121 - Japanese I

Credits: 5

Begins the systematic study of Japanese vocabulary and grammar using the four basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Includes introduction of the hiragana and katakana writing systems. Attained communicative competency can be applied to interactions with peers from diverse cultural backgrounds and native speakers in classroom and real-world situations.

Enrollment Requirement: 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 99 .

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
Course Fee: $5.00

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.

Program Outcomes
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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