JPNS102 Elementary Japanese II

Department of Language & Literature: Japanese

I. Course Number and Title
JPNS102 Elementary Japanese II
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250
IV. Prerequisites
JPNS101 (C or better) or equivalent
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
Students 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.
VI. Catalog Course Description
In 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.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. acquire and demonstrate an elementary, but growing, degree of competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing;
      2. recognize and respond appropriately to more common spoken situations;
      3. demonstrate ability to write basic sentences with some added detail in Japanese; and
      4. explain more common aspects of life in Japan.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. Category I
      Cultural Perspectives
      Students will:
      1. compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing world views and practices.

      Category III
      International, Gender, and/or Minority Perspectives
      Students will:
      1. articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    Grammatical topics

    Te-forms
    ~Tekudasai~Temoiidesu / ~Tewaikemasen
    Describing two activities
    ~Kara
    ~Masyouka
    Action in Process
    ~Teiru
    Te-forms for joining sentences
    Verb stem + Ni-iku
    Short forms
    Uses of short forms
    ~Naidekudasai
    Verb (No/Ga sukidesu)
    Ga
    Nani (Ka/Mo)
    Past tense short forms
    Qualifying nouns with verbs and adjectives
    Mada~teimasen
    ~Kara
    Comparison
    Adjective/noun + No
    ~Tumorida
    Adjective + Naru
    Dokokani/Dokonomo
    ~De

    Vocabulary and social contexts

    A day in our lives
    Directions
    Counting people
    Parts of the body
    Family
    Colors
    Holiday
    Vacation plans

    Cultural contexts

    Introduction to Kanji and its relation to China
    Japanese manners and customs
    Levels of formality
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students
      1. take quizzes and tests;
      2. complete written assignments, such as short compositions and grammatical exercises;
      3. perform listening comprehension exercises; and
      4. participate in speaking tasks, which may include oral interviews, conversations and/or presentations that assess proficiency levels.

    3. Core (if applicable)
      1. 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.
      2. 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.
  4. 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.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section 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