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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.

1433 7:15a-10:05a MTWThF MC 12 Johnston S K

Arrange-2 Hours 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.

1434 10:15a-1:05p MTWThF MC 12 Kinjo H

Arrange-2 Hours DRSCHR 219

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