JAPN 102
Elementary Japanese Spring 2025
Division I

Class Details

An introduction to modern spoken and written Japanese, the course aims to instill proficiency in Japanese by developing four necessary skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing to successfully interact with native speakers. The relationship between language and culture and the sociolinguistically appropriate use of language will be stressed throughout. Audio, video and computer–assisted learning materials will be used to facilitate learning. Classes consist of a combination of “act” classes, conducted exclusively in Japanese, where students use the language in various types of drills and communicative activities, and “fact” classes, conducted in Japanese and English, where students learn about the language and culture. JAPN 101 and 102 constitute an integral, indivisible year-long course. Students who register for a year-long course are required to complete both semesters of that course within the same academic year. Students who fail to take and pass the second half of a year-long course will incur a course deficiency.
The Class: Format: lecture/conference; fact classes, three hours per week; act classes three hours per week
Limit: 20
Expected: 15
Class#: 3792
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: daily classroom performance, homework, quizzes, chapter tests, interview tests, and a final exam
Prerequisites: JAPN 101
Enrollment Preferences: If the course is overenrolled, priority will be given to first-year students, sophomores, and DALLC majors.
Unit Notes: students registered for JAPN 101-102 are required to attend and pass the sustaining program during the winter study period; credit is granted only if both semesters (JAPN 101 and 102) are taken
Distributions: Division I

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