Course Content and Outcome Guide for JPN 113A Effective Summer 2015

Course Number:
JPN 113A
Course Title:
First Year Japanese Conversation
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Course Description

Offers a review of and additional practice with structures and vocabulary presented in JPN 103. Recommended: Completion of JPN 102 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

JPN 113A is offered simultaneously with JPN 103.  This is a conversation-tutorial class for extended practice in order to foster better understanding of the materials presented in JPN 103 including the contents such as expressions, vocabulary, reading, structures and under-
lying deep culture.
This course counts as an elective for the associate degree. This course is offered for one credit each term.
Successful completion of JPN 112A and 102 or the equivalent language competency to be determined by the teacher.  Concurrent enrollment in JPN 103 is mandatory.  Students whose skill level in Japanese is more advanced than that of JPN 113A or 103 will not be admitted to this class.

Intended Outcomes for the course


Course Activities and Design

Students are expected to attend all classes, participate actively in
classroom activities, and prepare oral and short written homework
assignments.  Students may work with audio tapes in the media center or at
home, and they may meet with the teacher in conferences.  Japanese will be
used in the classroom at almost all times.  Students should plan to spend about
one hour in preparation and practice outside of class for each class session.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The course grade will be determined by regular attendance (which is
mandatory), daily active participation, and weekly assignments.  It also
depends on individual progress in listening and speaking skills such as ability
to comprehend and to express him/herself with clarity and a minimum number
of errors in Japanese to receive a passing grade.  The work of this class is
sequential, and the introduction and practice of this material take place in
class; therefore, attendance is essential.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Please refer to the appropriate section of the Course Content Guide of  JPN
103 for details of structures and topics for active communication which
will be practiced.