East Asian Languages and Cultures | Elementary Japanese
J101 | ALL | Kuriyama, K
Undergraduate and graduate sections meet together
Undergraduate sections: 2145, 2146, 2147; 4 credits
Graduate sections: 2160, 2161, 2162; 2 credits
The goal of J101 is for students to acquire basic communicative
skills in Japanese and to become well-rounded in their overall
skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). This course will
introduce hiragana, katakana, and 58 kanji. Each week, the class
meets in two large-group (TR) and three small-group (MWF) sessions.
The TR sessions primarily introduce and explain the grammar and
culture relevant to the lesson; use of Japanese by students is
encouraged, but students may use English to ask questions on aspects
of grammar or culture. Use of Japanese by both instructors and
students is mandatory in the MWF sessions, which are devoted
primarily to practicing what has been introduced in the TR sessions.