Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
This course provides the student with an introduction to the Japanese language and culture. The course stresses oral and written proficiency through fundamental use of the Japanese language as well as the Hiragana and Katakana script. Students will also receive an introduction to Kanji characters. Various facets of Japanese history, culture and civilization will also be analyzed via cross-cultural comparisons. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs, and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This course is intended for those interested in learning to speak Japanese as well as for those seeking a degree in the Japanese language.
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921