Join us for an informative and entertaining look at the fascinating world of Japanese language and culture. This course introduces the Japanese language to students with no previous experience. Basic greetings, grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure, along with the hiragana and katakana writing systems, will be covered, with an emphasis on acquiring the ability to carry out simple conversations. Other cultural topics, such as anime and manga, will also be introduced. Textbook: Genki, Ch. 1, 2 and 3.