CRN

94175

Distribution

D/ * (FLLC)

Course No.

JAPN 101

Title

Beginning Japanese I

Professor

Michiko Baribeau

Schedule

Mon Tu Wed Th†† 11:00 am - 12:00 pm†† LC 115

A two-semester sequence introducing the fundamentals of modern Japanese.Students will systematically develop their abilities in listening, speaking, writing and reading.Because fluency in Japanese requires a sensitivity to the social settings in which you are speaking this course will also provide an introduction to fundamental aspects of daily life and culture in contemporary Japan.

 

CRN

94176

Distribution

D/ * (FLLC)

Course No.

JAPN 201

Title

Intermediate Japanese

Professor

Michiko Baribeau

Schedule

Tu Wed Th††† 1:00 pm -2:00 pm†††††† LC 210

This course accelerates the learning of Chinese characters (kanji) begun in the Introductory Japanese sequence and introduces more complex grammatical patterns and expressions with the goal of refining the studentsí mastery of reading, speaking, writing, and listening.This will be achieved through intensive grammar review, practice of idiomatic expressions, conversational exercises, and reading and writing exercises.Conducted in Japanese.Prerequisite: Japanese 102 (Introductory Japanese II)or equivalent background.

 

CRN

94177

Distribution

D/ * (FLLC)

Course No.

JAPN 301

Title

Written Japanese I

Professor

Michiko Baribeau

Schedule

Mon Wed†††††† 2:30 pm -4:00 pm†††††† LC 208

An introduction to grammatical constructions and idiomatic expressions peculiar to written Japanese;the fundamentals of dictionary-use;and various practical strategies for developing speed-reading skills when confronted with an unfamiliar text.Students should be able to conduct research using Japanese sources and/or participate in individually-tailored tutorialsupon completing the course. Materials will be selected on the basis of studentsí interests (folk tales, short stories, critical and philosophical essays, newspaper articles, etc).Prerequisite: Japanese 202 or equivalent background.