ASIANLAN 129 - Intensive Japanese I
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted for students who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 125, 126 or 127.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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This course covers the equivalent of a first-year non-intensive college course and is designed for students with little or no understanding of Japanese to achieve novice-high (or above) level Japanese language proficiency. Through extensive communication practice in classroom activities, you will develop all four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and three kinds of Japanese orthography (hiragana, katakana, and kanji) along with an understanding of both traditional and modern Japanese culture. You will learn to acquire a sentence-level command in limited topics around everyday life for college students. Thus, you will be able to understand and use the most basic grammar structures and vocabulary to participate in basic conversations.

Course Requirements:

No prior knowledge of Japanese is assumed; the instructor’s permission is required if you have studied Japanese before. Daily attendance to class is required. In addition, students must attend co-curricular activities at least three hours a week. In order to receive full credits for the course, students must pass the final exam, which tests the four skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking).

Intended Audience:

RCLANG 196 is open to all UM students, but priority is given to RC students.

Class Format:

The course meets two hours a day, five days a week. There is no clear distinction between lecture and recitation. However, the lecture component focuses on reviewing grammatical concepts and expanding cultural concepts, and the recitation focuses on developing speaking accuracy and fluency in a culturally appropriate manner.



ASIANLAN 129 - Intensive Japanese I
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
MTuWThF 9:00AM - 11:00AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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