JPNS201 Intermediate Japanese I
Department of Language & Literature: Japanese
- I. Course Number and Title
- JPNS201 Intermediate Japanese I
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- JPNS102 (C or better) or equivalent or permission of the Department of Language & Literature
- V. Other Pertinent Information
Students are expected to 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.
This course meets the General Education requirement in Arts/Humanities.
This course meets the General Education requirement in Diversity.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- In this continuation of study from JPN102, students further develop their comprehensive listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, with emphasis on Kanji (Chinese characters). A deeper understanding of historical and cultural background is included.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- acquire and demonstrate increasing competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing [Arts/Humanities];
- recognize and respond appropriately with increasing detail to the most common spoken situations;
- demonstrate ability to write basic sentences with some added detail in Japanese; and
- explain an increasing number of aspects of life in Japan [Diversity].
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
Verbs for aspiration
Predicate verbs and tari tarisuru in-between 2 sentences
Perfective verbs kotogaaru
Noun phrase conjugation ya
Nominal particle plus (na)ndesu
Verbs and adjectives to express something is beyond proper
Perfective verb hougaii
Adverbial clause with node
Expressing obligation with adverbial nakerebaikemasen/nakyaikemasen
Adverbial clause joined by kara plus casual conjugation
Adjectives for seemingly
Verbs combined with other verbs in the conjugation form adverbial nara as a situational condition
Specific time particle ni with frequency
Construction of causation
Potential verbs and sentences
Giving and receiving verbs
Situational adverbial clauses joined by tara-form
Overriding particles mo and shika
Conjunctive form and other verbs
Vocabulary and Social Contexts:
Occupations in the Japanese classroom
Health and illness
At the bank counters
At the hotel
The Japanese climate
Names of years
Annual events in Japan
Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
- quizzes and tests;
- written assignments, such as short compositions and grammatical exercises;
- listening comprehension exercises; and
- speaking tasks, which may include oral interviews, conversations, and/or presentations that assess proficiency levels.
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 Student:Instructors employ textbook, workbook, multimedia resources, and Internet resources of first-year and second-year proficiency-based Japanese program. See course syllabus.