Basic Japanese I

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Modern Languages
Course Code
MODL 1171
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
22
Method Of Instruction
Lab
Seminar
Typically Offered
Fall
Winter

Overview

Course Description
This course is designed for students who have little or no knowledge of Japanese. It is aimed at developing basic oral and written communicative skills through the study of vocabulary, grammar, and culture. Japanese is spoken in class as much as possible.
Course Content

Systematic introduction of:

  1. Basic syntactic structures
  2. Basic lexicon
  3. Elements of kanji
  4. The phonological system of Japanese
  5. Some aspects of Japanese culture.
Methods Of Instruction

The functional-communicative approach is used. 

Classroom activities may include: presentation of material by the instructor, practice in pairs and small groups, listening comprehension, audio-visual presentations, task-based conversation practice, and student presentations.

Conversation labs in small groups with a Native Language Assistant.

Means of Assessment
Written Evaluations
(May include but not limited to writing and reading exercises, chapter tests, paragraph writing, written homework, preparation, Final Written Exam)
60%
Oral Evaluations
(May include but not limited to oral tests, oral presentations, listening comprehension, conversation lab, attendance, preparation, class participation, Final Oral Exam)
40%

No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%.

Learning Outcomes

The student will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in Japanese at the basic level in:

  1. Aural comprehension of simple discourse.
  2. Reading comprehension of simplified texts, both in Romanized and Japanese letters (hiragana and katakana and a minimum of 50 kanji).
  3. Speech delivery, such as extending greetings, asking simple questions and giving replies, describing eventsin present and past tenses, making simple requests, and asking for permissions.
  4. Written expression, such as short paragraphs and dialogues, using hiragana, katakana and kanji.
  5. Understanding target cultures.
Textbook Materials

A beginner-level Japanese textbook such as:

  • Banno et al. GENKI: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese I. 
  • The Japan Times.
  • Accompanying workbook and audio materials

Requisites

Prerequisites

No prerequisite courses.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO JAPN 100 (3) 2013/01/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU JAPN 100 (4) 2015/09/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU JAPN 100 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2015/08/31
Coquitlam College (COQU) COQU JAPA 100 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU JAPN 1100 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG JAPN 1115 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Okanagan College (OC) OC JAPN 111 (3) 2015/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU JAPN 100 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU JAPA 1110 (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU JAPA 111 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU JAPA 101 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO JPST 100 (3) 2005/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV JAPN 100 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC INTS 121 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV JAPN 101 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) DOUG MODL 1171 (3) & DOUG MODL 1172 (3) = UVIC PAAS 130 (3) 2009/09/01 to 2014/08/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC PAAS 130 (1.5) 2009/09/01 to 2014/08/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC JAPA 149 (1.5) 2004/09/01 to 2009/08/31
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU JAPA 100 (3) 2004/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32151
Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Naito
Yuri
Full
MODL 1171 L01 is a CONVERSATION LAB. Students must FIRST register in MODL 1171 001. Conversation lab starts in week 2.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
8
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S1710
9:30 - 10:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32152
Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Naito
Yuri
Open
MODL 1171 L02 is a CONVERSATION LAB. Students must FIRST register in MODL 1171 001. Conversation lab starts in week 2.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
6
2
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S1710
10:30 - 11:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32153
Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Naito
Yuri
Open
MODL 1171 L03 is a CONVERSATION LAB. Students must FIRST register in MODL 1171 001. Conversation lab starts in week 2.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
7
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S1710
11:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32154
Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Naito
Yuri
Open
MODL 1171 L04 is a CONVERSATION LAB. Students must FIRST register in MODL 1171 002. Conversation lab starts in week 2.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
7
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S0670
10:30 - 11:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32155
Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Naito
Yuri
Full
MODL 1171 L05 is a CONVERSATION LAB. Students must FIRST register in MODL 1171 002. Conversation lab starts in week 2.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
8
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S0670
11:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32156
Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Naito
Yuri
Open
MODL 1171 L06 is a CONVERSATION LAB. Students must FIRST register in MODL 1171 002. Conversation lab starts in week 2.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
6
2
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S0670
12:30 - 13:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32157
Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Naito
Yuri
Full
MODL 1171 L07 is a CONVERSATION LAB. Students must FIRST register in MODL 1171 003. Conversation lab starts in week 2.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
8
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S1710
13:30 - 14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32158
Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Naito
Yuri
Open
MODL 1171 L08 is a CONVERSATION LAB. Students must FIRST register in MODL 1171 003. Conversation lab starts in week 2.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
7
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S1710
14:30 - 15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32159
Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Naito
Yuri
Open
MODL 1171 L09 is a CONVERSATION LAB. Students must FIRST register in MODL 1171 003. Conversation lab starts in week 2.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
2
6
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S1710
15:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32160
Tue Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Naito
Yuri
Open
MODL 1171 001 - Students must ALSO register in conversation lab MODL 1171 L01, L02 or L03.

This course is for students with no previous knowledge of Japanese. If you already know some Japanese, please see the Calendar for other Japanese course pre-requisites and placement test information.

This course can count as a relevant course in an Associate of Arts specialization in Modern Languages or in an Associate of Arts specialization in Intercultural and International Studies.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
22
21
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S1670
12:30 - 14:20
Thu
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S1803
12:30 - 14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32161
Wed Fri
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Naito
Yuri
Open
MODL 1171 002 - Students must ALSO register in conversation lab MODL 1171 L04, L05 or L06.

This course is for students with no previous knowledge of Japanese. If you already know some Japanese, please see the Calendar for other Japanese course pre-requisites and placement test information.

This course can count as a relevant course in an Associate of Arts specialization in Modern Languages or in an Associate of Arts specialization in Intercultural and International Studies.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
22
21
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S1614
8:30 - 10:20
Fri
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S3603
8:30 - 10:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32162
Wed Fri
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Naito
Yuri
Open
MODL 1171 003 - Students must ALSO register in conversation lab MODL 1171 L07, L08, or L09.

This course is for students with no previous knowledge of Japanese. If you already know some Japanese, please see the Calendar for other Japanese course pre-requisites and placement test information.

This course can count as a relevant course in an Associate of Arts specialization in Modern Languages or in an Associate of Arts specialization in Intercultural and International Studies.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
22
16
6
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S1614
10:30 - 12:20
Fri
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S3603
10:30 - 12:20