Skip Navigation
 
 

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
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 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 30.00 %
Week 1 - Forum 1A 1.88 %
Week 1 - Forum 1B 1.88 %
Week 2 - Forum 2A 1.88 %
Week 2 - Forum 2B 1.88 %
Week 3 - Forum 3A 1.88 %
Week 3 - Forum 3B 1.88 %
Week 4 - Forum 4A 1.88 %
Week 4 - Forum 4B 1.88 %
Week 5 - Forum 5A 1.88 %
Week 5 - Forum 5B 1.88 %
Week 6 - Forum 6A 1.88 %
Week 6 - Forum 6B 1.88 %
Week 7 - Forum 7A 1.88 %
Week 7 - Forum 7B 1.88 %
Week 8 - Forum 8A 1.88 %
Week 8 - Forum 8B 1.88 %
Rosetta Stone Participation 30.00 %
Week 1: Rosetta Assignment #1 3.75 %
Week 2: Rosetta Assignment #2 3.75 %
Week 3: Rosetta Assignment 3 3.75 %
Week 4: Rosetta Assignment #4 3.75 %
Week 5: Rosetta Assignment #5 3.75 %
Week 6: Rosetta Assignment #6 3.75 %
Week 7: Rosetta Assignment #7 3.75 %
Week 8: Rosetta Assignment 8 3.75 %
Speaking Assignment 10.00 %
Week 3: Speaking Assignment #1 3.33 %
Week 6: Speaking Assignment #2 3.33 %
Week 8: Speaking Assignment #3 3.33 %
Writing Assignment 10.00 %
Week 5: Writing Assignment #1 5.00 %
Week 8: Writing Assignment #2 5.00 %
Quizzes 20.00 %
Week 1 Quiz: Unit 1.1 - 1.2 1.68 %
Week 2 Quiz: Unit 1.3 - 1.4 2.32 %
Week 3 Quiz: Unit 2.1 - 2.2 2.76 %
Week 4 Quiz: Unit 2.3 - 2.4 2.07 %
Week 5 Quiz: Unit 3.1 - 3.2 2.91 %
Week 6 Quiz: Unit 3.3 - 3.4 2.86 %
Week 7 Quiz: Unit 4.1 - 4.2 2.96 %
Week 8 Quiz: Unit 4.3 - 4.4 2.46 %

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:$30.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.