This is the first semester of an academic-year course in pre-advanced Japanese. The course emphasizes the acquisition of all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) through meaningful communication. Various projects will be assigned throughout the semester in addition to the course readings, conversation exercises and class discussion. After completing this course, students are able to communicate in Japanese in a linguistically and culturally appropriate manner, to read semi-authentic materials more extensively on topics about Japanese culture, and gather information about the topics of their interest by using a variety of resources. Undergraduates enroll in the 400-level section; 500-level section is for graduate students only. Prerequisite: L05 214 (grade of B- or better) or placement by examination. Credit 4 units for undergraduates, 3 units for graduate students.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; AS LCD; AS LS