Japanese Program

Mount Fujiyama

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Eiko Chatel Eiko Chatel

Dept. Chair

Japanese Program Director

chatelej@lacitycollege.edu 2734
bear Norikazu Fukushima fukushnj@lacitycollege.edu 2737
Michibumi Hashibe Michibumi Hashibe
bear Kunie Kikunaga kikunak@lacitycollege.edu 2737
bear Kanzo Takemori takemok@lacitycollege.edu

 

Japanese Language and Civilization Courses
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JAPANESE

One year of high school study in Japanese corresponds to one college semester or one semester of college Japanese equals one full year of high school study.
Required courses: Japanese 1, 2, 34; Humanities 20.

JAPANESE 1: Elementary Japanese I (5 UNITS) - (UC: CSU)

Corresponds to the first year of high school Japanese.
Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
Fundamentals of pronunciation and grammar, basic vocabulary, useful phrases; reading and writing with Romanized alphabet and Japanese scripts, basic facts on the geography, customs and culture of Japan.

JAPANESE 2: Elementary Japanese II (5 UNITS) - (UC: CSU)

Prerequisite: Japanese 1 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
Completes elementary Japanese I.
Continues to teach fundamentals of pronunciation and grammar. 100 additional Chinese characters will be introduced. Continues to introduce Japanese geography, customs and culture of Japan.

JAPANESE 3: Intermediate Japanese I (5 UNITS) - (UC: CSU)

Prerequisite: Japanese 2 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
Continues the study of grammar and vocabulary building for conversational fluency and written composition. Begins the study of short narrative writings.

JAPANESE 4: Intermediate Japanese II (5 UNITS) - (UC: CSU)

Prerequisite: Japanese 3 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
Completes the study of fundamental grammar and provides additional training in grammar, written composition, and the use of idioms. Greater emphasis is placed on the knowledge and use of Kanji. Continues the reading of short narrative stories.

JAPANESE 8: Conversational Japanese (2 UNITS) – (RPT 3) (UC: CSU)

Prerequisite: Japanese 2 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
Opportunities for practical conversation on everyday topics, current events, and cultural material.
UC Maximum credit: 2 courses (4 units).

JAPANESE 21: Fundamentals of Japanese I (3 UNITS) - (UC: CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
This course is designed to provide the basic knowledge of Japanese for beginners with no preparation. Basic sentence structures and vocabulary are introduced. Basic writing system (Hiragana) will also be introduced.

JAPANESE 22: Fundamentals of Japanese II(3 UNITS) - (UC:CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
This course continues the basic knowledge of Japanese grammar at the second level of the Japanese language for beginners. Second level of writing system and 50 Chinese characters will also be introduced.

UC Limit: Japanese 21 and 22 combined equals Japanese 1; maximum credit 5 units; both must be taken for credit to be granted.

HUMANITIES 20: Japanese Civilization (3 UNITS) - (UC:CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
A survey of Japanese civilization from ancient times to the present; the historical and cultural backgrounds; significant aspects of Japanese culture; religion, philosophy, socio political institutions and art forms.