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Additional hours to be arranged in the Modern Language Lab for Elementary Japanese.

JAPAN 1, Elementary Japanese I    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC Foreign Language (required for UC only) • Prerequisite: None.

This course, using a communicative approach, introduces the student to Japanese sentence structure, basic vocabulary, and the two Japanese phonetic scripts of Hiragana, Katakana, plus a selected number of Kanji. Students learn to ask and answer basic questions and write about simple actions in the present/future and past tenses. They also are introduced to important elements of Japanese culture and customs of the Japanese people. This course is taught in Japanese unless in cases of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor. Language lab is required.

1228   8:00a-10:50a MTWThF   LS 105   Miura Y

   Arrange-2 Hours    DRSCHR 219   

1370   12:30p-3:20p MTWThF   HSS 156   Tada K

   Arrange-2 Hours    DRSCHR 219   

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