Fall 2017 Class Schedule (SCC)



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JAPAN 401    Elementary Japanese    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Three years of high school Japanese with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on the development of all language skills (listening, reading, and writing) within an historical and cultural context, reflecting the widely diverse and dynamic intellectual and artistic response of the Japanese to their own culture and the world around them. The study of Japanese within an integrated framework of historical and cultural references promotes an essential awareness of cultural difference. Vocabulary, idioms, and grammar are taught in a synthesis of hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Students are required to master: the hiragana syllabary of 46 basic hiragana and 23 additional phonemes; the first 45 out of 2,136 kanji (everyday-use Sino-Japanese characters); and acquire a passive knowledge of the katakana syllabary.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        07:30AM-09:35AM LEC T.Zheng              SCC MAIN BUS 141         16737 
Textbook
MW        02:00PM-04:05PM LEC M.Gregory MacMillan  SCC MAIN PAC 128         18679 Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-06:35PM LEC M.Gregory MacMillan  SCC MAIN BUS 141         16738 Textbook
On-Campus


JAPAN 402    Elementary Japanese    4 Units

Prerequisite: JAPAN 401 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: JAPAN 402 continues teaching vocabulary, idioms, and grammar, including more complex subordinate phrases and clauses. In addition to hiragana, students gain proficiency in the katakana syllabary and learn approximately 50 additional Sino-Japanese characters (kanji). Applied linguistic concepts occur within the context of an integrated examination of Japanese cultural and historical reference, reflecting both homogeneous and heterogeneous elements. The study of Japanese within this fertile framework promotes a vital cultural awareness that lends itself to fruitful cross-cultural analysis.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       06:45PM-08:50PM LEC M.Kumagai            SCC MAIN PAC 120         17245 
Textbook
On-Campus


JAPAN 411    Intermediate Japanese    4 Units

Prerequisite: JAPAN 402 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: JAPAN 411 continues teaching vocabulary, idioms, and grammar with emphasis on more complex sentence patterns, thus requiring understanding of additional verbal and adjectival conjugational patterns. Students are required to learn approximately 100 new kanji. Inclusive of previously mastered kanji, students will thus master a total estimated number of 200 kanji. Students are encouraged to learn some Japanese language skills independently, for example, through the development of various faculty-advised hobbies or interests, supplemented or aided by media resources as available. Discussions of Japanese culture continue via applied linguistic concepts. Language acquisition proceeds within the context of an integrated examination of Japanese cultural and historical reference, reflecting a rich tradition of both homogeneity and heterogeneity. The synthesis of culturally relevant materials along with the praxis of language acquisition lends itself to a fruitful promotion of cross-cultural analysis essential to a globalized world view.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        04:30PM-06:35PM LEC M.Kumagai            SCC MAIN BUS 141         17047 
Textbook
On-Campus

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: December 7, 2017