East Asian Languages and Cultures | Third-Year Japanese I
J301 | 1778 | Alvis

P: grade of C or higher in J202 or equivalent proficiency

J301 is designed to expand upon the skills and knowledge acquired in
second year Japanese.  Students will continue to develop speaking
and listening abilities through dialogues, drills, and related
activities.  However, J301 will place a greater emphasis on the
mechanics of writing and reading than did earlier levels of

By the end of J301 you will be able:
Speaking: to communicate effectively and naturally in a number of
situations, including making introductions, interacting at a
Japanese university, and ordering at a restaurant.

Listening: to understand a conversation or short speech relating to
the above situations/topics.

Reading: to grasp the content and the grammatical structure of
letters and short essays or newspaper articles.

Writing: to produce memos and letters for various situations, and to
create an original New Year's postcard.

J301 will build your Japanese-related skills in other ways, too.
You will learn approximately 450 new kanji compounds, and become
familiar with some basic rules for mastering kanji and their
Aradicals@ or basic units.  Also, doing in-class exercises based on
the book Living Japanese Style will give you insights into Japanese

J301 homework assignments (normally 2 per week) will be completed
OUTSIDE of class during a meeting with 3-4 "study group" members of
your choice. Be sure to plan your semester schedule accordingly.