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Course Number:
JPN 202
Course Title:
Second Year Japanese - Second Term
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Course Description

Continues to expand structure and vocabulary for the purpose of active communication. Includes practice in reading and writing. Prerequisites: JPN 201 or instructor permission, and (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate ability to participate in a wider range of communicative tasks in selected social situations with some rephrasing and circumlocution using both mid-level formal and some informal levels of speech.
  2. Construct texts in Japanese employing Japanese grammar, vocabulary, Kana syllabaries and complex Kanji characters.
  3. Interpret texts in Japanese employing Japanese grammar, vocabulary, Kana syllabaries and complex Kanji characters.
  4. Discuss cultural similarities and differences among native Japanese speakers in relation to one’s own cultural perspective.

Integrative Learning

Students completing an associate degree at Portland Community College will be able to reflect on one’s work or competencies to make connections between course content and lived experience.

General education philosophy statement

This course requires students to focus on Japanese language learning in five primary ways: reading, writing, speaking, listening and culture. Students negotiate and make meaning from written and oral texts by making contextual inferences as they encounter new structures and vocabulary, draw on prior knowledge and conceptually organize experience. A key goal of this course is for students to explore the Japanese language and the products, practices and perspectives of the culture in order to reflect upon and analyze their own culture and their role in a global community. Students who study Japanese become more responsible global citizens and are better able to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world in a variety of contexts and in culturally appropriate ways.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed by any combination of the following: 

1. Active participation in class
2. Individual presentations
3. Contextual written tasks (in or outside of class) to assess reading, writing, cultural, and aural competencies, as well as quizzes over syllabaries and Kanji.
4. Oral interviews with partner or instructor
5. In class, interactive student role-plays

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Includes all or most of the following: 

        1.      Shops and stores
        2.      Colors
        3.      Shopping
        4.      Clothes
        5.      Travel
        6.      Transportation and schedules
        7.      Sightseeing and travel planning
        8.      Describing situations using Dake
        9.      Transportation and schedules
       10.     Making a suggestion using Tara Ii
       11.     Temporal clauses ending in Toki
       12.     Indefinite pronoun: No
       13.     Conditional using Tara
       14.     Commands
       15.     Giving reasons using ...Shi, ...Shi      
       16.     Using the particle Ni to express purpose
       17.     The adverbial use of adjectives             

Competencies and Skills 

        1.      States when something happens
        2.      Makes if-then statements
        3.      Expresses purpose
        4.      Reports hearsay       
        5.      States whether or not something is true       
        6.      Supports opinions
        7.      Describes level of difficulty of situations
        8.      States decisions to do something       
        9.      Describes a conditional state
       10.     States admonishment and prohibition              
       11.     Describes sequential events using concepts of before or after
       12.     Expresses obligation or duty
       13.     Writes short paragraphs using syllabaries and 120 Kanji.