JPNS202 Intermediate Japanese II
Department of Language & Literature: Japanese
- I. Course Number and Title
- JPNS202 Intermediate Japanese II
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- JPNS 201 (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 JPNS201, students further develop their comprehensive listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, with emphasis on more complex Kanji (Chinese characters). Emphasis continues to be placed on knowledge and appreciation of the historical and cultural background of Japan.
- 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
Te-form verbs with giving and receiving verbs
Politeness levels of requests and commands
Express speaker's wish for certain situations
Temporal adverbial clauses joined by toki
Te-form verbs for expressing apology
Complex predicates with soudesu
Shortened version of complex predicates tte
Situational adverbial clauses joined by tara-form for verbs, adjectives and nouns
Negative adverbial nakutemoiidesu to express permission
Complex adjectival nouns with mitai
Adverbial clause joined by before/after
Unexpected results of verbs and adjectives
Situational adverbial clauses joined by to (Natural/Habitual consequences)
Two simultaneous events nagara
Ba formations of verbs for regret
Giving respectful advice with preceding verbs
Adjective and verb pairs to describe emotions
Express gratitude using te-form verbs
Complex predicates with hazu
Quotative particle to plus verb iu for statement
Complex Adjective stems with yasui/nikui
Vocabulary and Social Contexts:
At the barber/beauty salon
Gift giving in Japan
Visiting someone's house
Japanese pop culture
Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
- take quizzes and tests;
- complete written assignments, such as short compositions and grammatical exercises;
- listening comprehension exercises;
- 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 second-year proficiency-based Japanese program. See course syllabus.