FALL 2017
Check Sac State - Japanese Language Course Schedule

Why Japanese?

We will offer JAPN1A (3 sections), JAPN2A, JAPN116A (equivalent to the 3rd year Japanese), JAPN150, JAPN194, JAPN199. The course offerings may change due to various factors. If you have taken Japanese at a high school or other college/university, please take a placement test. Please talk to your instructor.

< Lower Division Course >

JAPN 001A Elementary Japanese = New Edition Genki Textbook & Workbook

* For those who have taken Japanese at high school, community college, or different university, you need to take a placement test. It is used as an advising tool.

* We are developing a course called "Intensive First Year Japanese" (tentatively numbered as "JAPN1C" designed for those who have taken Japanese previously but need some review. This is a combination course of JAPN1A and JAPN1B; we will be doing both in one semester - SPRING 2017. Everyone who enroll in this course should know all hiragana and katakana as well as basic greetings before the class begins. The first 3-4 weeks, the equivalent to JAPN1A, goes really fast. It will be at 12:00 - 2:00 on MTWR (8 units). More details will be posted by the end of August.

JAPN 002A Intermediate Japanese

JAPN2A is considered the most important course for the Japanese language learners. You invested your time in learning Japanese for one year. You have gained the foundation. When you take JAPN2A, you solidify what you learned in the first year – in other words, you do not forget about what you learned. Instead, you start using what you learned more and more. Your learning will start making sense. Engage in small conversation every day. You may make mistakes and feel embossed, but this is a part of your learning process. Eventually, you will gain tremendously. JAPN2A will offer you a safe environment for you to embark upon a journey for intermediate Japanese.

* This course is for those have taken Japanese at high school more than 3 years and/or earned AP score of 4, and for those who completed the first year Japanese at community college and/or different university, or equivalent. For those who have not taken Sac State's first year Japanese, please take a placement test. It is used as an advising tool.

< Upper Division Course >

For those who minor in Japanese, start with JAPN116A. It is recommend that you will take JAPN116A (Fall 2016), JAPN116B (Spring 2017). This gives you a solid foundation towards the advanced Japanese.

JAPN116A Language and Culture of the Japanese and the Japanese in America (This is an quivalent to the 3rd year Japanese language) (Japanese Minor Course)

JAPN116A teaches both content and language. What does this mean? It means that you will learn about Japanese culture and society while learning Japanese. For example, you will learn about Japanese geography, major cities, best places to visit while learning new vocabulary and expressions. You will be exposed to more kanji and katakana since you will be reading more authentic materials. It is jump from Genki Textbooks that focuses on grammar and its exercises. Please do not get intimidated by looking at Tobira textbook. Please continue to review grammar points using Genki textbook while learning new materials. We will do our best in offering you a high-quality learning opportunity!

*Please review what you have learned JAPN2A and 2B. This course focuses on Content Learning through Japanense. It is critical to have good reading skills.

JAPN150 Advanced Grammar and Conversation

JAPN150 is usually offered in Spring semester. However, this semester, we switched with JAPN110 (Japanese literature in Japanese). JAPN110 is offered in SPRING 2016. JAPN150 focuses on special topics (advanced self-introduction, earthquake and environment, cultural topics such as Japanese games, songs, drama, etc.) while building up foundations for Japanese Language Proficiency Test (December 4, 2016). For more info. CLICK HERE. There is a speech contest in November in SF. We will discuss about effective way to make speeches in Japanese. JAPN150 will focus mainly on application since the majority of students have completed JAPN116A and JAPN116B.

For those who Minor in Japanese, the best approach to complete your minor is as follows:

  FALL SPRING
Year 1 JAPN116A JAPN116B
Year 2 JAPN110 or 150 (whichever offered) JAPN110 or 150 (whichever offered)

If you would like to complete the Minor Program on the fast track, you may want to take two upper-division courses (JAPN116A and JAPN150, Fall 2016), and JAPN116B and JAPN150 (in Spring 2017). However, this is very intensive. Please consult with a Minor advisor.

You can also complete Japanese Minor by participating in a study abroad program. Consult with a Minor adviser.

<Other Courses>

JAPN 194 - Field Experience/Internship

JAPN 199- Special Problems s

 

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SPRING 2016

We will offer JAPN1B, JAPN2B, JAPN116B, JAPN120, JAPN194, JAPN199 N302 (CSUMB)

JAPN 001B Elementary Japanese

JAPN 002B Intermediate Japanese

JAPN116B: Language and Culture of the Japanese and the Japanese in America

JAPN120: Japanese Civilization (Taught in English. For advanced Japanese language students may use the reading materials in Japanese)

JAPN 194 - Field Experience/Internship

JAPN 199- Special Problems

JAPN 150 Advanced Japanese grammar and conversation

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FAll 2015

 

We will offer JAPN1A (3 sections), JAPN2A, JAPN116A (equivalent to the 3rd year Japanese), JAPN110, JAPN194, JAPN195, JAPN199. The course offerings may change due to various factors.

If you have taken Japanese at a high school or other college/university, please take a placement test. Please talk to your instructor.

Check Sacramento State - Japanese Language Course Schedule

JAPN 001A Elementary Japanese = New Edition Genki Textbook & Workbook

*We introduce Hiragana (Japanese writing system) from Day 1. Make sure to start learning about Hiragana.

JAPN 002A Intermediate Japanese

For those who minor in Japanese, start with JAPN116A. It is recommend that you will take JAPN116A (Fall 2014), JAPN116B (Spring 2015), JAPN110 (Fall 2015), and JAPN150 (Spring 2016). If you would like to complete the Minor Program on the fast track (JAPN116A and JAPN110, Fall 2014), and JAPN150 and JAPN150 (in Spring 2015), it is required to consult with your Minor advisor.

JAPN116A: Language and Culture of the Japanese and the Japanese in America (This is an quivalent to the 3rd year Japanese language) (Japanese Minor Course)

JAPN 110 - Introduction to Japanese Literature (This is an quivalent to the 4th year Japanese language)

JAPN 194 - Field Experience/Internship

JAPN 195 - Field Work - Tutoring

JAPN 199- Special Problems s


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