Building Survival Skills

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Japanese

Course Number: 
102
Institution: 
Amherst College

This course is a continuation of JAPA 101. The course will emphasize active learning by each student in the class by means of the materials in the course website and individualized or small group discussions with the instructor. Small groups based on the students’ proficiency levels will be formed, so that instruction accords with the needs of each group. By the end of this course, students are expected to be familiar with most basic Japanese structures, to have acquired a substantial vocabulary, and to have gained sufficient speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency levels, which will enable the students to survive using Japanese in Japan. As for literacy, a few hundred new characters (Kanji) will be added by reading and writing longer passages. Two group meetings and two individualized or small group evaluations per week are normally required throughout the semester.

Requisite: JAPA 101 or equivalent. Spring semester. Senior Lecturer Kayama and Five-College Lecturer Brown.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
JAPA-102-01-1213S

Course Sections

Building Survival Skills
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Kozue Miyama, Fumiko Brown, Wako Tawa

kmiyama@amherst.edu; fbrown@amherst.edu; wtawa@amherst.edu