JAPN 101(F)-W088-102(S) First-Year Japanese*

An introduction to modern spoken and written Japanese, the course will emphasize oral skills in the fall semester, with somewhat more reading and writing in the spring. The relationship between language and culture and the sociolinguistically appropriate use of language will be stressed throughout. Both videotapes and audiotapes will be used extensively. Classes consist of a combination of "act" classes, conducted exclusively in Japanese, where students use the language in various types of drills and communicative activities, and "fact" classes, conducted in Japanese and English, where students learn about the language and culture. Evaluation will be based on daily classroom performance, homework, quizzes, a midterm, and a final exam. Credit granted only if both semesters and the winter study sustaining program are taken.

Hour: First Semester: KAGAYA (Lectures), YAMAMOTO (Conferences) Second Semester: TBA