Intermediate Japanese A
Area of Study
Asian Studies, Japanese, Southeast Asian Studies
ARTS1631 or JAPN1001
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThe course introduces a number of basic Japanese structures and vocabulary including 150 kanji that are essential to basic Japanese communication (oral/aural and reading/writing).They are taught through six social/cultural topics following the textbook, Nakama Book 2 chapters:1. Health and Japanese2. Travel and Japanese3. Preparing for the future4. Asking for and giving directions5. Cooking6. GiftWhile studying language, the thematic focus gives students the opportunity to understand current sociocultural issues in Japan, and to apply this to their own culture as they discuss similarities and differences.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.