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JAPN3101A-L13

CRN: 60016

Beginning Japanese I

An intensive introduction to the Japanese language. The course covers most basic grammatical structures and everyday vocabulary items, and introduces hiragana, katakana, and approximately 100 elementary kanji. Practices are conducted to develop all four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in meaningful communicative exercises.

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Novice High

Textbook: Makino, Hatasa & Hatasa.
Nakama 1: communication, culture, and context. Houghton Mifflin Inc.

JAPN3102A-L13

CRN: 60017

Beginning Japanese
Beginning Japanese I

An intensive introduction to the Japanese language. The course covers most basic grammatical structures and everyday vocabulary items, and introduces hiragana, katakana, and approximately 100 elementary kanji. Practices are conducted to develop all four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in meaningful communicative exercises.

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Novice High

Textbook: Makino, Hatasa & Hatasa.
Nakama 1: communication, culture, and context. Houghton Mifflin Inc.

JAPN3103A-L13

CRN: 60018

Beginning Japanese
Beginning Japanese I

An intensive introduction to the Japanese language. The course covers most basic grammatical structures and everyday vocabulary items, and introduces hiragana, katakana, and approximately 100 elementary kanji. Practices are conducted to develop all four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in meaningful communicative exercises.

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Novice High

Textbook: Makino, Hatasa & Hatasa.
Nakama 1: communication, culture, and context. Houghton Mifflin Inc.

JAPN3104A-L13

CRN: 60019

Beginning Japanese
Beginning Japanese I

An intensive introduction to the Japanese language. The course covers most basic grammatical structures and everyday vocabulary items, and introduces hiragana, katakana, and approximately 100 elementary kanji. Practices are conducted to develop all four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in meaningful communicative exercises.

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Novice High

Textbook: Makino, Hatasa & Hatasa.
Nakama 1: communication, culture, and context. Houghton Mifflin Inc.

JAPN3201A-L13

CRN: 60020

Beginning Japanese II

Designed for students who have completed approximately 150 hours of formal training in Japanese. Students must be able to read and write hiragana, katakana, and 100 to 150 kanji. The course will begin with a review of basic patters and move quickly to cover new materials. In addition to the materials provided by the textbook, authentic materials (e.g. television, films, Internet, newspaper, etc.) will be incorporated into the instruction.

Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese Hatasa, Yukiko Abe, Hatasa, Kazumi, Makino, Seiichi Houghton Mifflin (Pub)

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Intermediate Mid

JAPN3202A-L13

CRN: 60021

Beginning Japanese II

Designed for students who have completed approximately 150 hours of formal training in Japanese. Students must be able to read and write hiragana, katakana, and 100 to 150 kanji. The course will begin with a review of basic patters and move quickly to cover new materials. In addition to the materials provided by the textbook, authentic materials (e.g. television, films, Internet, newspaper, etc.) will be incorporated into the instruction.

Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese Hatasa, Yukiko Abe, Hatasa, Kazumi, Makino, Seiichi Houghton Mifflin (Pub)

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Intermediate Mid

JAPN3203A-L13

CRN: 60022

Beginning Japanese II

Designed for students who have completed approximately 150 hours of formal training in Japanese. Students must be able to read and write hiragana, katakana, and 100 to 150 kanji. The course will begin with a review of basic patters and move quickly to cover new materials. In addition to the materials provided by the textbook, authentic materials (e.g. television, films, Internet, newspaper, etc.) will be incorporated into the instruction.

Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese Hatasa, Yukiko Abe, Hatasa, Kazumi, Makino, Seiichi Houghton Mifflin (Pub)

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Intermediate Mid

JAPN3204A-L13

CRN: 60026

Beginning Japanese II

Designed for students who have completed approximately 150 hours of formal training in Japanese. Students must be able to read and write hiragana, katakana, and 100 to 150 kanji. The course will begin with a review of basic patters and move quickly to cover new materials. In addition to the materials provided by the textbook, authentic materials (e.g. television, films, Internet, newspaper, etc.) will be incorporated into the instruction.

Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese Hatasa, Yukiko Abe, Hatasa, Kazumi, Makino, Seiichi Houghton Mifflin (Pub)

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Intermediate Mid

JAPN3301A-L13

CRN: 60028

Intermediate Japanese I

Designed for students who have had approximately 300 hours of formal instruction at the college level. Students must be comfortable with hiragana and katakana, and know approximately 300 to 400 kanji. Students will first go through a review of basic grammatical patterns. The remaining weeks in the course will be given over to the study of reading and video materials drawn from a wide range of everyday sources.

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Intermediate High

Text /Gateway to Advanced Japanese/ Oka, Mayumi. Kuroshio Publishers.

JAPN3302A-L13

CRN: 60031

Intermediate Japanese I

Designed for students who have had approximately 300 hours of formal instruction at the college level. Students must be comfortable with hiragana and katakana, and know approximately 300 to 400 kanji. Students will first go through a review of basic grammatical patterns. The remaining weeks in the course will be given over to the study of reading and video materials drawn from a wide range of everyday sources.

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Intermediate High

Text /Gateway to Advanced Japanese/ Oka, Mayumi. Kuroshio Publishers.

JAPN3303A-L13

CRN: 60032

Intermediate Japanese I

Designed for students who have had approximately 300 hours of formal instruction at the college level. Students must be comfortable with hiragana and katakana, and know approximately 300 to 400 kanji. Students will first go through a review of basic grammatical patterns. The remaining weeks in the course will be given over to the study of reading and video materials drawn from a wide range of everyday sources.

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Intermediate High

Text /Gateway to Advanced Japanese/ Oka, Mayumi. Kuroshio Publishers.

JAPN3304A-L13

CRN: 60033

Intermediate Japanese I

Designed for students who have had approximately 300 hours of formal instruction at the college level. Students must be comfortable with hiragana and katakana, and know approximately 300 to 400 kanji. Students will first go through a review of basic grammatical patterns. The remaining weeks in the course will be given over to the study of reading and video materials drawn from a wide range of everyday sources.

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Intermediate High

Text /Gateway to Advanced Japanese/ Oka, Mayumi. Kuroshio Publishers.

JAPN3401A-L13

CRN: 60030

Intermediate Japanese II

Designed for students who had approximately 400 hours of instruction at the college level. Students coming into this course should be able to read about 500 to 800 kanji. A variety of materials—essays, short stories,TV programs, and newspaper articles— will be used as texts.These materials are chosen not only as tools for language instruction, but also as a means to increase understanding of the socio-cultural background of contemporary Japan.The aim is to get students to function at an advanced level; that is, to be able to read most modern Japanese written materials with the aid of dictionary and to be able to handle most conversational tasks, including formal situations, with relative ease.

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Advanced Low

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JAPN3402A-L13

CRN: 60035

Intermediate Japanese II

Designed for students who had approximately 400 hours of instruction at the college level. Students coming into this course should be able to read about 500 to 800 kanji. A variety of materials—essays, short stories,TV programs, and newspaper articles— will be used as texts.These materials are chosen not only as tools for language instruction, but also as a means to increase understanding of the socio-cultural background of contemporary Japan.The aim is to get students to function at an advanced level; that is, to be able to read most modern Japanese written materials with the aid of dictionary and to be able to handle most conversational tasks, including formal situations, with relative ease.

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Advanced Low

JAPN3403A-L13

CRN: 60034

Intermediate Japanese II

Designed for students who had approximately 400 hours of instruction at the college level. Students coming into this course should be able to read about 500 to 800 kanji. A variety of materials—essays, short stories,TV programs, and newspaper articles— will be used as texts.These materials are chosen not only as tools for language instruction, but also as a means to increase understanding of the socio-cultural background of contemporary Japan.The aim is to get students to function at an advanced level; that is, to be able to read most modern Japanese written materials with the aid of dictionary and to be able to handle most conversational tasks, including formal situations, with relative ease.

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Advanced Low

JAPN3404A-L13

CRN: 60036

Intermediate Japanese II

Designed for students who had approximately 400 hours of instruction at the college level. Students coming into this course should be able to read about 500 to 800 kanji. A variety of materials—essays, short stories,TV programs, and newspaper articles— will be used as texts.These materials are chosen not only as tools for language instruction, but also as a means to increase understanding of the socio-cultural background of contemporary Japan.The aim is to get students to function at an advanced level; that is, to be able to read most modern Japanese written materials with the aid of dictionary and to be able to handle most conversational tasks, including formal situations, with relative ease.

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Advanced Low

JAPN3501A-L13

CRN: 60023

Advanced Japanese

Designed for graduate students and professionals with advanced skills in spoken and written Japanese. Undergraduates with exceptional preparation or extensive background living in Japan may also enroll. The prerequisite is at least three or more years of rigorous formal study in modern Japanese, or an extended period of a year or more studying or working in Japan. Students should know at least 1,200 kanji, or have advanced reading skills in Chinese. Instruction takes a multi-skill approach that employs a variety of materials: scholarly essays, newspapers, short stories, and manga. Video and audio materials are also used extensively to improve listening comprehension and oral presentation skills. The approach of the course is to study the language through a study of topics in the culture, and it presumes a high level of proficiency in all four language areas.

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Advanced Mid

Recommended Materials: an electronic dictionary.

Text /Tasks, Vocabulary and Sentence Patterns/
For Advanced Learners of Japanese Facets of Culture. published by University of Tokyo Press

JAPN3502A-L13

CRN: 60024

Advanced Japanese

Designed for graduate students and professionals with advanced skills in spoken and written Japanese. Undergraduates with exceptional preparation or extensive background living in Japan may also enroll. The prerequisite is at least three or more years of rigorous formal study in modern Japanese, or an extended period of a year or more studying or working in Japan. Students should know at least 1,200 kanji, or have advanced reading skills in Chinese. Instruction takes a multi-skill approach that employs a variety of materials: scholarly essays, newspapers, short stories, and manga. Video and audio materials are also used extensively to improve listening comprehension and oral presentation skills. The approach of the course is to study the language through a study of topics in the culture, and it presumes a high level of proficiency in all four language areas.

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Advanced Mid

Recommended Materials: an electronic dictionary.

Text /Tasks, Vocabulary and Sentence Patterns/
For Advanced Learners of Japanese Facets of Culture. published by University of Tokyo Press

JAPN3503A-L13

CRN: 60025

Advanced Japanese

Designed for graduate students and professionals with advanced skills in spoken and written Japanese. Undergraduates with exceptional preparation or extensive background living in Japan may also enroll. The prerequisite is at least three or more years of rigorous formal study in modern Japanese, or an extended period of a year or more studying or working in Japan. Students should know at least 1,200 kanji, or have advanced reading skills in Chinese. Instruction takes a multi-skill approach that employs a variety of materials: scholarly essays, newspapers, short stories, and manga. Video and audio materials are also used extensively to improve listening comprehension and oral presentation skills. The approach of the course is to study the language through a study of topics in the culture, and it presumes a high level of proficiency in all four language areas.

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Advanced Mid

Recommended Materials: an electronic dictionary.

Text /Tasks, Vocabulary and Sentence Patterns/
For Advanced Learners of Japanese Facets of Culture. published by University of Tokyo Press

JAPN3504A-L13

CRN: 60027

Advanced Japanese

Designed for graduate students and professionals with advanced skills in spoken and written Japanese. Undergraduates with exceptional preparation or extensive background living in Japan may also enroll. The prerequisite is at least three or more years of rigorous formal study in modern Japanese, or an extended period of a year or more studying or working in Japan. Students should know at least 1,200 kanji, or have advanced reading skills in Chinese. Instruction takes a multi-skill approach that employs a variety of materials: scholarly essays, newspapers, short stories, and manga. Video and audio materials are also used extensively to improve listening comprehension and oral presentation skills. The approach of the course is to study the language through a study of topics in the culture, and it presumes a high level of proficiency in all four language areas.

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Advanced Mid

Recommended Materials: an electronic dictionary.

Text /Tasks, Vocabulary and Sentence Patterns/
For Advanced Learners of Japanese Facets of Culture. published by University of Tokyo Press