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JAPN 101: Beginning Japanese I

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Introduction to the essential tools of communication in modern Japanese. Course aims at the acquisition of four basic skills in modern Japanese-speaking (listening comprehension, reading and writing) based on the fundamentals of the sound system, basic grammar and vocabulary. Introduction to Japanese writing systems and the culture.

JAPN 102: Beginning Japanese II

Prerequisites: JAPN 101 or two years of high school Japanese or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Continues the introduction to the essential tools of communication in modern Japanese. Aims at the acquisition of four basic skills in modern Japanese: speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing-based on the fundamentals of the sound system, basic grammar and vocabulary. Introduction to Japanese writing systems and the culture of Japanese speakers.

JAPN 103: Intermediate Japanese I

Prerequisites: JAPN 102 or three years of high school Japanese or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Continuation of JAPN 102. Emphasizes comprehension, vocabulary-building and enrichment of grammar for both spoken and written Japanese. Introduction to additional Kanji and the culture.

JAPN 104: Intermediate Japanese II

Prerequisites: JAPN 103 or four years of high school Japanese or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Continuation of comprehension and vocabulary building, and enrichment of grammar in both spoken and written Japanese. Introduction to additional Kanji and the culture of Japanese speakers.

JAPN 120: Beginning Japanese Conversation

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Oral expression in Japanese at the beginning level.

JAPN 121: Language and Culture through Japanese Anime

Prerequisites: JAPN 102 or two years of high school Japanese or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

For students who are ready to learn the basics of Japanese linguistics and colloquial Japanese in order to understand and appreciate Japanese anime.

JAPN 130: Intermediate Japanese Conversation I

Prerequisites: JAPN 102 or three years of high school Japanese or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Designed to increase skills of conversation as well as effective and appropriate use of the language in real-life situations.

JAPN 140: Intermediate Japanese Conversation II

Prerequisites: JAPN 102 or three years of high school Japanese or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Designed to increase skills of conversation and effective and appropriate use of the language in real-life situations.

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