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IMPORTANT!
Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the “Labs” link.

Japanese

Additional hours to be arranged in the Modern Language Lab for Elementary Japanese.Most sections require the use of a computer with Internet access for class resources and/or to complete assignments.

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.

2613 7:45a-9:15a MWF DRSCHR 217 Taylor Y I

Arrange-1 Hour DRSCHR 219

2615 9:30a-11:00a TThF DRSCHR 217 Tsuboi Y

Arrange-1 Hour DRSCHR 219

2616 11:10a-12:40p MWF DRSCHR 217 Kroupa R A

Arrange-1 Hour DRSCHR 219

2617 11:15a-1:40p MW BUNDY 157 Hashimoto Y

Arrange-1 Hour DRSCHR 219
Above section 2617 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2618 12:45p-2:15p TThF MC 2 Lee D U

Arrange-1 Hour DRSCHR 219

2619 2:30p-4:55p MW DRSCHR 217 Ketenchian G S

Arrange-1 Hour DRSCHR 219

4277 5:00p-7:25p MW MC 4 Kato N K

Arrange-1 Hour DRSCHR 219

JAPAN 2, Elementary Japanese II 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities), Foreign Language (required for UC only) Prerequisite: Japanese 1*.

This course is the continuation of Japanese 1. This course stresses more advanced vocabulary and more advanced sentence structures emphasizing short forms and te-forms. Students further develop oral and aural skills and reading comprehension skills by reading texts on various topics. They also hold conversations in both formal and informal styles of speech, and write compositions using short forms. This course also advances students’ knowledge of Japanese culture and traditions. This course is taught in Japanese except in cases of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor. Language lab is required.

*The prerequisite for this course is comparable to two years of high school Japanese.

2620 12:45p-2:15p TThF MC 16 Tada K

Arrange-1 Hour DRSCHR 219

2621 2:30p-4:55p TTh DRSCHR 218 Tsuboi Y

Arrange-1 Hour DRSCHR 219

4278 5:00p-7:25p TTh DRSCHR 218 Tsuboi Y

Arrange-1 Hour DRSCHR 219

JAPAN 3, Intermediate Japanese I 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) Prerequisite: Japanese 2*.

Focusing on four communication skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), the course builds up a solid foundation for the Intermediate-Low Japanese, to achieve a practical command of language for managing everyday social interactions and routine tasks. The course also familiarizes students of different registers (spoken vs. written) and writing styles (“desu/masu” vs. essay). Reading materials include semi-authentic articles on specific topics and writing focuses on styles as well as multiple paragraph organization. Traditional and current aspects of the Japanese culture are explored throughout the course and studied in reading. This course is taught in Japanese unless in cases of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor.

*The prerequisite for this course is comparable to three years of high school Japanese.

2622 9:30a-11:00a MWF MC 16 Johnston S K

4279 5:00p-7:25p MW BUNDY 157 Takemori K
Above section 4279 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

JAPAN 8, Conversational Japanese 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: Japanese 2.

This course provides the student with an opportunity to increase fluency in spoken Japanese with an emphasis on natural, colloquial usage. This course is taught in Japanese except in cases of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor.

2623 11:10a-12:15p MW MC 2 Minekawa Y

JAPAN 9, Japan: Culture and Civilization 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) Prerequisite: None.

This course explores Japanese culture and civilization. Employing an interdisciplinary perspective, the course examines the fundamentals of Japanese culture and tradition including Japanese philosophy, religions, art forms, literature, cuisine, and language. The course will be taught in English. No knowledge of Japanese is required.

2624 12:45p-2:05p MW MC 2 Minekawa Y

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