2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Japanese, Beginning I, II, III


Fall 2012, Winter 2013 and Spring 2013 quarters

Tomoko Hirai Ulmer
Fields of Study
language studies
Entry into the winter and spring quarters requires proficiency in Japanese language equivalent to the successful completion of Beginning Japanese I (for winter) or Beginning Japanese II (for spring).  Contact the instructor for an assessment of proficiency.

This year-long sequence covers the first year of Japanese language studies.  Students will learn how to function in Japanese in everyday situations by learning useful expressions and basic sentence structures.  Both hiragana and katakana letters as well as elementary kanji characters will be introduced.  Japanese culture and life will be discussed throughout the course.

In fall, students may sign up for either a Monday/Wednesday section (Section A) or a Tuesday/Thursday section (Section B).  In winter and spring, all students will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

The Tuesday/Thursday class is taught as part of the Chanoyu program (a year-long program for 8 credits in fall, 12 credits in winter and spring). Students interested in Japanese are strongly encouraged to sign up for the program.

Advertised Schedule
Fall: Either 5:15-7p Mon/Wed (Section A, CRN 10023) or 5:15-7p Tue/Thu (Section B, CRN 10287). Winter and spring: 5:15-7p Tue/Thu
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
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Program Revisions

Date Revision
May 2nd, 2012 Added a Mon/Wed section for fall; students must move to Tue/Thu to continue in winter and spring.