JPNS102 Elementary Japanese II
Department of Language & Literature: Japanese
Course Number and TitleJPNS102 Elementary Japanese II
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250
PrerequisitesJPNS101 (C or better) or equivalent
Other Pertinent InformationStudents spend between six and nine hours per week outside of class in activities such as learning vocabulary, reading, completing written exercises, working on pronunciation, preparing oral presentations, and working with the multimedia files that accompany the text.
Catalog Course DescriptionIn this continuation of study from JPNS101, students further develop the basics of listening, speaking, understanding, reading, and writing using the Hiragana and Katakana writing system, and study basic communication. The course continues to present Japanese historical and cultural background.
Required Course Content and Direction
- Course Students will:
- acquire and demonstrate an elementary, but growing, degree of competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing;
- recognize and respond appropriately to more common spoken situations;
- demonstrate ability to write basic sentences with some added detail in Japanese; and
- explain more common aspects of life in Japan.
- Core (if applicable) Category I
- compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing world views and practices.
- articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
Cultural PerspectivesStudents will:
International, Gender, and/or Minority PerspectivesStudents will:
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:Grammatical topics
~Tekudasai~Temoiidesu / ~Tewaikemasen
Describing two activities
Action in Process
Te-forms for joining sentences
Verb stem + Ni-iku
Uses of short forms
Verb (No/Ga sukidesu)
Past tense short forms
Qualifying nouns with verbs and adjectives
Adjective/noun + No
Adjective + Naru
Vocabulary and social contexts
A day in our lives
Parts of the body
Introduction to Kanji and its relation to China
Japanese manners and customs
Levels of formality
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
- Course Students
- take quizzes and tests;
- complete written assignments, such as short compositions and grammatical exercises;
- perform listening comprehension exercises; and
- participate in speaking tasks, which may include oral interviews, conversations and/or presentations that assess proficiency levels.
- Core (if applicable)
- Cultural Perspectives: Quizzes and tests taken in class include the cultural topics presented in the course. Students compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing worldviews and practices of some Japanese-speaking people.
- International, Gender, and/or Minority Perspectives: Quizzes and tests taken in class include the cultural topics presented in the course. Students articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:Students use the textbook, workbook, and multimedia resources of first-year proficiency-based Japanese program. See course format.
Teaching Methods EmployedSection VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.
Review/Approval Date - 4/04; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04; Revised 4/2011