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Course Number:
JPN 201
Course Title:
Second Year Japanese - First Term
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Course Description

Continues the work of first year Japanese. Reviews and expands vocabulary and structure for the purpose of active communication. Emphasizes effective communicative skills in written and spoken language. Includes listening, speaking, reading, writing, culture, pronunciation, and Kanji characters. Prerequisites: JPN 103 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion students should be able to:

  1. Read and identify the topic and related information from simple texts written in Japanese.
  2. Write sentences and some connected sentences about familiar topics and situations.
  3. Speak about familiar topics and everyday situations using simple sentences and appropriate follow up questions.
  4. Listen and identify the topic and related information from short talks and conversations in Japanese.
  5. Identify differences between one's own cultures and Japanese cultural products and practices.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed by any combination of the following: 

  • Active participation in class

  • Individual presentations

  • Contextual written tasks to assess reading, writing, cultural, and  listening competencies

  • Quizzes over syllabaries and Kanji

  • Oral interviews with partner or instructor

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Includes all or most of the following: 

  1. Potential form verbs 
  2. Expressions of frequency

  3. Verbs of giving and receiving

  4. Volitional form of verbs

  5. Complex relative clauses

  6. Expressing indirect experience

  7. Expressing multiple reasons 

  8. Shifting topic

  9. Expressing an attempt

  10. Expressing desire for an object  

  11. Express uncertainty and possibility

  12. Conveying recommendations

  13. Describe people and things in detail

  14. Make suggestions and preparations

  15. Reads, writes and understands Kana syllabaries and 190 Kanji