RCLANG 196 - Intensive Japanese I
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: RC Languages (RCLANG)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 124, 125, 126, 127 or 129.
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course covers the equivalent of a first year non-intensive college course. 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 161 kanji) along with 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 in 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.

RCLANG 196 - Intensive Japanese I
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MTuWThF 9:00AM - 11:00AM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 4789014401
Shoky? Nihongo : genki., Author: Banno Eri ... [et al.]., Publisher: The Japan Times Second edi 2011
ISBN: 4789014436
Shoky? nihongo genki : 2, Author: Banno Eri., Publisher: Zajapantaimuzu Dai 2-han 2011
ISBN: 4789014444
Shoky? nihongo genki w?kubukku : 2, Author: Banno Eri., Publisher: Zajapantaimuzu Dai 2-han 2011
ISBN: 4789004546
A dictionary of basic Japanese grammar, Author: Seiichi Makino and Michio Tsutsui., Publisher: Japan Times 4. print. 1990
ISBN: 4789013499
KANJI LOOK AND LEARN : Kanji with illustrations and mnemonic hints = im?ji de oboeru genki na kanji gohyakuj?ni 512, Author: Eri Banno ... [et al.]., Publisher: Japantaimuzu 1st ed. 2009
ISBN: 4789013502
Kanji rukku ando r?n w?kubukku : im?ji de oboeru genki na kanji gohyakuj?ni GENKI PLUS, Author: Banno Eri;Ikeda Y?ko;Shinagawa Chikako;Tajima Kaori;Tokashiki Ky?ko., Publisher: Japantaimuzu 1st ed. 2009
ISBN: 478901441X
Shoky? Nihongo : genki., Author: Banno Eri ... [et al.]., Publisher: The Japan Times 2nd ed. 2011
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