Spring 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, Jan 14-May 17
MW        07:30AM-09:35AM LEC M.Gregory MacMillan  SCC MAIN BUS 141         16904 
Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-06:35PM LEC M.Kumagai            SCC MAIN BUS 141         16905 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       04:30PM-06:35PM LEC T.Zheng              SCC MAIN PAC 125         20479 Textbook
NEW SECTION - 20479 - as of 1/10/17
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 Applied linguistic concepts occur within the context of an integrated examination of Japanese cultural and historical reference, reflecting both homogeneous and heterogeneous elements.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, Jan 14-May 17
MW        04:30PM-06:35PM LEC M.Gregory MacMillan  SCC MAIN BUS 141         17756 
Textbook
On-Campus



JAPAN 412    Intermediate Japanese    4 Units

Prerequisite: JAPAN 411 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 412 continues teaching vocabulary, idioms, and grammar with emphasis on Japanese language styles, for example, polite versus "humilific" expression styles. Students are required to learn approximately 100 additional Sino-Japanese characters, bringing the approximate number of mastered kanji to 300 in the two-year language sequence. Students learn to read and write simple sentences of literary Japanese. The course fully integrates culturally relevant aspects of the Japanese land and its people with close readings of famous literary works and exhaustive linguistic applications. By means of this framework of pragmatic language acquisition and skills, tempered with a multi-varied approach to culture, students are enabled to pursue more generalized cross-cultural analysis that is vital to a globalized world view.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        04:30PM-06:35PM LEC M.Kumagai            SCC MAIN BUS 239         17778 
Textbook
On-Campus



Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: July 10, 2017