Japanese Language Program: Courses

  • EALC 120 Japanese I (4, FaSpSm) Basic Japanese conversation practice, basic grammar and building proficiency of reading and writing Hiragana and Katakana (Japanese alphabetical systems).

  • EALC 121 Extensive Reading in Japanese I (2, max 4, FaSp) Development of reading skill in Japanese for elementary level students through short stories written for learners of Japanese and authentic materials written for native Japanese speakers. Prerequisite: EALC 120.

  • EALC 122 Japanese II (4, FaSpSm) Continuation of EALC 120. Basic Japanese conversation practice, basic grammar and building proficiency of reading and writing Hiragana and Katakana and basic kanji. Prerequisite: EALC 120.

  • EALC 220 Japanese III (4, FaSpSm) Continuation of EALC 122. Conversation practice, basic to intermediate grammar, and building proficiency of reading and writing Hiragana and Katakana with additional kanji. Prerequisite: EALC 122.

  • EALC 221 Extensive Reading in Japanese II (2, max 4, FaSp) Development of reading skills in Japanese for intermediate level students through short stories written for learners of Japanese and authentic materials written for native Japanese speakers. Prerequisite: EALC 220.

  • EALC 222 Japanese IV (4, FaSpSm) Continuation of EALC 220. More sophisticated grammar and vocabulary for natural conversation. Enhancing fundamental reading and writing skills, expanding the knowledge of kanji. Prerequisite: EALC 220.

  • EALC 320 Advanced Japanese I (4, FaSp) Strengthen intermediate Japanese language proficiency. Oral/aural communication skills as well as reading and writing skills. Promote an understanding of the present-day Japanese culture. Prerequisite: EALC 222.

  • EALC 322 Advanced Japanese II (4, FaSp) Continuation of EALC 320. Improve and strengthen abilities to speak, listen, read and write, coping with more involved materials and situation. Prerequisite: EALC 320.

  • EALC 413 Business Japanese (4, FaSpSm) Practical advanced level Japanese business terms and their usage in a variety of business situations; cultural insights on Japanese customs that underline business transactions in Japan. Prerequisite: EALC 322.

  • EALC 422 Advanced Japanese III (4, Fa) Students develop advanced levels of Japanese linguistic knowledge and communication skills through speaking, listening, reading and writing activities using authentic Japanese texts and discourse. Prerequisite: EALC 322.

  • EALC 424 Advanced Japanese IV (4, Sp) Continuation of EALC 422. Students continue to improve their Japanese language competence in the course of acquiring Japanese pragmatic skills and cultural knowledge. Prerequisite: EALC 422.

  • Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • University of Southern California
  • Taper Hall 356
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0357

  • All photos taken by Elissa L., Yulee Kim and Ka Wong