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JAPN100 - Introduction to Japanese

Course Details

Course Code: JAPN100 Course ID: 4816 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of the Japanese language using an online immersion technique developed by Rosetta Stone. Students will learn basic vocabulary, verb conjugations, and grammatical usage through online listening, speaking, reading and writing exercises. Students will also learn about Japanese culture. Please note the technical specifications below. These are required to interface with the online language content provider. If you cannot meet these requirements we strongly recommend you do not take this course. Please contact classroomsupport@apus.edu if you are unsure or have any questions. • The ability to download and install the speech component. • A working microphone installed on the computer for speech recognition. • Access to streaming media is also required and should be confirmed before registering for the class.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
02/24/20 - 07/31/20 08/03/20 - 09/27/20 Summer 2020 Session I 8 Week session
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

► Listen, Speak, Read, and Write

  1. Accurately pronounce specific sounds of the Japanese language that are important to meaning, and link sounds together in words and sentences at a basic level with sufficient accuracy (pronunciation) to be understood by Japanese speakers.
  2. Speak Japanese using high-frequency vocabulary, grammar, and brief sentence structures in everyday situations (for example: greetings, asking for directions, answering short questions, expressing basic needs and reactions, exchanging information, or persuading others).
  3. Read and demonstrate understanding of basic, non-technical, narrative common Japanese high-frequency vocabulary words, grammatical forms, and brief sentence structures.
  4. Write specific sounds, words, and brief sentences in Japanese language using English (Romaji), Japanese characters (Hiragana) and appropriate characters for “borrowed” Japanese words (Katakana).
  5. Respond to spoken or written questions both orally and in writing, using Japanese high-frequency vocabulary, grammar, and brief sentence structures.
  6. Determine the meaning of unfamiliar words or phrases through logical guessing based on contextual clues.


► Understand

7. Describe specific Japanese culture traditions (for example: formality or familiarity in addressing people, gestures used in greeting others, and table manners).

NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Week 1 Self-Introduction 2.86 %
Week 2 Nani o shite imasu ka. What are you doing? 2.86 %
Week 2 Japanese History 2.86 %
Week 3 Ie no naka ni nani ga arimasu ka. What are in your house? 2.86 %
Week 3 Japanese Religions 2.86 %
Week 4 Watashi no kazoku o goshoukai shimasu. Introduce my family. 2.86 %
Week 4 Japanese Greetings 2.86 %
Week 5 Doko de hataraite imasu ka. Where are you working at? 2.86 %
Week 5 Japanese Food 2.86 %
Week 6 Doyoubi to nichiyoubi ni nani o shimasu ka. What do you do on weekends? 2.86 %
Week 6 Gift Giving in Japan 2.86 %
Week 7 Watashi no machi. My hometown. 2.86 %
Week 7 How to Say "NO" in Japanese. 2.86 %
Week 8 Course Reflection 2.86 %
Rosetta Stone Participation 20.00 %
Week 1: Rosetta Assignment #1 2.50 %
Week 2: Rosetta Assignment #2 2.50 %
Week 3: Rosetta Assignment #3 2.50 %
Week 4: Rosetta Assignment #4 2.50 %
Week 5: Rosetta Assignment #5 2.50 %
Week 6: Rosetta Assignment #6 2.50 %
Week 7: Rosetta Assignment #7 2.50 %
Week 8: Rosetta Assignment #8 2.50 %
Oral Exercises 20.00 %
Week 2 Oral Exercise #1 5.00 %
Week 4 Oral Exercise #2 5.00 %
Week 6 Oral Exercise #3 5.00 %
Week 8 Oral Exercise #4 5.00 %
Quizzes 20.00 %
Week 1 Quiz: Unit 1.1 - 1.2 2.50 %
Week 2 Quiz: Unit 1.3 - 1.4 2.50 %
Week 3 Quiz: Unit 2.1 - 2.2 2.50 %
Week 4 Quiz: Unit 2.3 - 2.4 2.50 %
Week 5 Quiz: Unit 3.1 - 3.2 2.50 %
Week 6 Quiz: Unit 3.3 - 3.4 2.50 %
Week 7 Quiz: Unit 4.1 - 4.2 2.50 %
Week 8 Quiz: Unit 4.3 - 4.4 2.50 %

Course Materials and access to an online learning management system will be made available to each student. Rosetta Stone is a requirement for success in this course. Assigned faculty will support students throughout this 8-week course.

Book Title:The RosettaStone materials will be provided via the classroom.
ISBN:NTR
Publication Info:RosettaStone
Electronic Unit Cost:$25.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.