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Course Number:
JPN 203
Course Title:
Second Year Japanese
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Course Description

Continues study of Japanese language and culture, emphasizing effective communicative skills in written and spoken language. Expands practices, products and perspectives of Japanese culture. The third course of a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: JPN 202 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

1. Apply deepened cultural understandings and recognize Japanese cultural values to interact with native speakers of Japanese and
authentic texts
2. Employ an understanding of the Japanese syntactic system to form opinions, comments, explanations, agreements, disagreements and
3. Use intermediate-level Japanese grammatical structures and vocabulary to acquire information in more authentic settings.
4. Use effective communicative skills to interact with native speakers of Japanese by managing mid-level formal, some informal and polite formal levels of speech.

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)

Include all or most of the following:

        1.   Houses
        2.   Furnishings and appliances
        3.   Household chores
        4.   To do things like such and such: ...tari...tari
        5.   To use polite forms of verbs in giving and receiving
        6.   States different states of action using verbs with Tokoro
        7.   Cars and driving
        8.   Maintenance and repairs
        9.   Transportation and traffic in the city
       10. Use of compound verbs such as Teoku, Tearu and Teiru
       11. Transitive and intransitive verbs

The following topics may also be included:       

        1.   Body parts
        2.   Feeling and emotions
        3.   Health and Illness
        4. Describing attributes: the ...ha...ga construction
        5. Make statements about others using causatives
        6. Asks for clarifications using interrogatives
        7. Makes statements using embedded questions
        8. Expresses reasons using Hazu      

Competencies and Skills 

        1.   Describes by giving examples of actions       
        2.   Expresses a purpose
        3.   States giving and receiving
        4.   Expresses permission
        5.   Makes negative requests
        6.   Offers advice
        7.   Expresses different states of actions 
        8.   Describes a preparatory action
        9.   States how to do something
       10. Describes situations in which doer’s action affects the object
       11.   Describes situations in which the subject performs an action on its own.
       12.   Expresses a just-completed action using verbs with Bakarida or Tokoroda 
       13.   Expresses results and states of being
       14.   Expresses an attempt
       15.   Adverbial clause meaning without doing: -Naide
       16.   Writes paragraphs using syllabaries and 150 Kanji.

The following competency skills may also be obtained:

        1.   Analogy and exemplification
        2.   Discusses about appearance       
        3.   States when allowing another person to do something
        4.   Asks for clarifications
        5.   Expressing expectations