Fall 2012 Courses

FALL 2012 Japanese Language Courses

EALJ 10111/11111 First Year Japanese I

This course is designed for students who have not studied Japanese language before.  Students will begin to acquire the four basic language skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.  They will learn to read and write Hiragana and Katakana and recognize and produce 130 kanji over the course of the year.  This course covers Chapters 1–6 in Nakama I.  First year Japanese I is a 5 credit course; students should enroll in one MWF (EALJ 10111) section and one TR (EALJ 11111) lab.

EALJ 10111 01 First Year Japanese I MWF 9:35-10:25                                              Noriko Hanabusa/Setsuko Shiga

EALJ 10111 02 First Year Japanese I MWF 11:45-12:35                                Noriko Hanabusa/Setsuko Shiga

EALJ 10111 03 First Year Japanese I MWF 1:55-2:45                                     Noriko Hanabusa/Setsuko Shiga

EALJ 11111 01 First Year Japanese I Lab TR 9:30-10:20                               Noriko Hanabusa/Setsuko Shiga

EALJ 11111 02 First Year Japanese I Lab TR 11:00-11:50                            Noriko Hanabusa/Setsuko Shiga

EALJ 11111 03 First Year Japanese I Lab TR 2:00-2:50                                             Noriko Hanabusa/Setsuko Shiga

 

EALJ 20211/21211 Second Year Japanese I

This course is designed for students who have completed one year of college-level Japanese or its equivalent.  Students will build on their acquisition of the four basic language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening from first year; they will increase their fluency in both speaking and listening, construct increasingly longer and more complex sentences, and recognize and produce approximately 240 new kanji over the course of the year.  This course covers Chapters 1-5 in Nakama II.  Second Year Japanese I is a 5 credit course; students should enroll in one MWF (EALJ 20211) section and one TR (EALJ 21211) lab.

 

EALJ 20211 01 Second Year Japanese I MWF 10:40-11:30                           Noriko Hanabusa/Naho Maruta

EALJ 20211 02 Second Year Japanese I MWF 1:55-2:45                               Noriko Hanabusa/Naho Maruta

 

EALJ 21211 01 Second Year Japanese I Lab TR 9:30-10:20                         Noriko Hanabusa/Naho Maruta

EALJ 21211 02 Second Year Japanese I Lab TR 2:00-2:50                           Noriko Hanabusa/Naho Maruta

 

EALJ 30311 Third Year Japanese I MWF 12:50-1:40                                                   Naho Maruta

EALJ 31311 Third Year Japanese I Lab T 3:30-4:20

A course designed for students who have completed two years of college-level Japanese.  Students will expand their vocabulary and learn approximately 280 new kanji words over the course of the year.  They will develop their understanding of Japanese culture, comparing the cultural differences between their own society and that of contemporary Japan.  Students will build on their reading, writing, speaking, and listening abilities, conversing in paragraphs, not just sentences, practicing narration and description, and applying more critical and analytical reading and interpretive skills.  This course covers Chapters 1-4 in Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese.  Third year Japanese is a 4 credit course; students must enroll in both the class and the lab.

EALJ 40411 Fourth Year Japanese I MWF 12:50-1:40                                                            Setsuko Shiga

This is a course for students who have completed Third Year Japanese or its equivalent.  Students will continue to improve their interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational language skills and knowledge of Japanese culture and history through active participation in their own learning process.  Approximately 280 new kanji will be introduced over the course of the year. This course covers Chapters 9–12 in Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese, which include authentic materials such as newspaper articles, essays, and video clips.

EALJ 50511 Advanced Japanese I  MW 3:00-4:15                                                       Noriko Hanabusa

Advanced Japanese is a three-credit course for students who have completed EALJ 40412.  This course takes students beyond the grammar-centered approach of textbooks to the study and discussion of original materials produced in Japanese for everyday consumption.  Course materials include excerpts from short stories, poetry, letters, social criticism, academic writing, newspaper articles, and video clips.  Students may repeat the course more than once, as the content of the course changes according to the needs and interests of the students enrolled.

14370 EALJ 47498 Special Studies  1.0

This course takes students beyond textbook Japanese by introducing original mate­rials created for Japanese audiences (literature, current events, and video materials, etc.) under the direction of a Japanese language faculty member.  Emphasis is on grammar and syntax, vocabulary building, speaking, reading, and writing.