Jun 25, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HU 410J - Japanese I

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course teaches the basics of the Japanese language: grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Elements of Japanese culture are also covered through reading material. Class participation is an important part of the course. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Read, write, listen, and speak basic Japanese words
  • Understand elementary Japanese grammar
  • Converse in some everyday situations
  • Know general Japanese geographical and cultural features

Prerequisites by Topic
  • No prerequisites by topic appended

Course Topics
  • The Japanese sound system and HIRAGANA writing (5 classes)
  • Basic everyday expressions (1 class)
  • Grammar: Sentence structure; particle and demonstrative usage (4 classes)
  • Vocabulary: Nouns; Verbs; Adjectives; questions words (2 classes)
  • KATAKANA writing (5 classes)
  • Language in culture (1 class)
  • Reviews (1 class)
  • Exam (3 classes)

Laboratory Topics
  • Listening to the cassette tape for textbook is expected and drill work in class is analogous to laboratory work (11 sessions)

Coordinator
Alicia Domack



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