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Introduction: 日本語 (にほんご) のクラスに ようこそ!

Since Mrs. Takako Wakita established the Japanese Language program at Santa Barbara City College in 1984, the program has been offering a wide range of classes for students at all levels. The courses aim at the acquisition of four basic skills in contemporary Japanese - speaking, listening, reading and writing based on the fundamentals of the sound system, grammar and vocabulary.

JAPN 101 & 102 introduce the student to the essential tools of communication in Japanese and further to Japanese writing systems and its culture.

In the intermediate level, JAPN 103 & 104 emphasize comprehension, vocabulary building and enrichment of grammar for both spoken and written Japanese. These courses also introduce additional Kanji (Chinese characters) and different aspects of Japanese culture.

 
 
 

Course Description

The following four courses have been offered for the last five years:

JAPN 101 — Beginning Japanese I (5) — CSU, UC; Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.

JAPN 102 — Beginning Japanese II (5) — CSU, UC; Prerequisites: JAPN 101 or two years of high school Japanese with a minimum grade of “C” or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement test.

JAPN 103 — Intermediate Japanese I (5) — CSU, UC; Prerequisites: JAPN 102 or three years of high school Japanese with a minimum grade of “C” or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement test. Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.

JAPN 104 — Intermediate Japanese II (5) — CSU, UC; Prerequisites: JAPN 103 or four years of high school Japanese with a minimum grade of “C” or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement test.

 

Instructors / H313・ (805) 965-0581 ext. 3713

Kumi Hashimoto (khashimoto@pipeline.sbcc.edu): B.A., Kobe Univ., Japan; M.A. & Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara

Kazue Hata (hatak@sbcc.edu): B.A., Nara Women’s Univ., Japan; M.A. & Ph.D., UC Berkeley

SunAe Mester (smester@pipeline.sbcc.edu): B.A., YonSei Univ., South Korea; M.A., Ohio State Univ.; ABD, UC Santa Barbara & UC Los Angeles

Yachiyo Roberts (robertsy@sbcc.edu): B.A., Aoyama Gakuin Univ., Japan; Diploma, Exeter Univ. & Nottingham Univ., England; M.A., Sophia Univ., Japan

Takako Wakita (tjwakita@sbcc.edu): B.A., Hokkaido Kyoiku Univ., Japan; M.A., UC Santa Barbara

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