FL-102 Japanese II

Course Description: This course is the second of a two course sequence. The objective of this course is to follow up on what a student learned in Japanese I by developing a greater vocabulary and introducing new sentence patterns. The other basic Japanese writing system, KATAKANA, is also introduced. The emphasis is placed on conversational practice so that a student can develop the ability to communicate in various situations while he/she becomes accustomed to the language and behavioral patterns of Japanese life. 

  • This course also meets PLO #(s) __4___ of General Education__ program.
  • Prerequisite Courses: FL 101 or by permission of instructor
A.  PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs): 
 The student will be able to:
  1. Enrich and deepen self-knowledge by exploring different academic experiences.
  2. Articulate and understand their experiences through effective writing, reading, speaking, and various modes of artistic expression.
  3. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and basic skills appropriate to their personal and professional goals in their chosen area of specialization.

B.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL: 
The student will be able to:
1.   Lay the foundation for learning Japanese language. 
2.   Understand the basics of the Japanese writing system.
3.   Deepen further intercultural understanding

SLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

1

ID

ID

ID

2

ID

ID

ID

3

ID

ID

ID

I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

C.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - SPECIFIC: 
The student will be able to:   

General SLO 1.  Lay the foundation for learning Japanese language

Student Learning Outcomes   Assessment Strategies
1.1. Grasp basic and daily grammar use for beginners  Quizzes        
1.2. Read stories in Japanese       Class activities/homework
1.3. Write letters in Japanese  Class activities/homework


General SLO 2.  Understand the basics of the Japanese writing system

Student Learning Outcomes     Assessment Strategies
2.1. Demonstrate use of the Hiragana writing system  activities/quizzes 
2.2. Demonstrate an understanding and use of Katakana basics activities/quizzes
2.3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of Kanji   activities/quizzes/homework

General SLO 3. Deepen further intercultural understanding

Student Learning Outcomes   Assessment Strategies
3.1. Perform daily conversations about life in Japan   oral presentation/quizzes  
3.2. Perform conversations about Families in Japan   
3.3. Talk about Japanese cultures/own cultures with foreign learners and guests. oral presentation/quizzes  

D.  COURSE CONTENT
1. Basic and daily Grammar for beginners
2.  Story reading in Japanese
3.  Letter writing in Japanese
4.  Hiragana and Katakana writing systems
5.  Introduction to Kanji, Chinese characters
6.  Daily conversations: daily topics, family, Japanese culture

E.  METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
Lectures w/handouts; pattern practice, role-playing, presentations, drills, group work and guest lectures.

F.  REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
Ogata, Yukiko.  Nihongo Fun and Easy: Survival Japanese Conversation for Beginners.   Japan: ASK Publishing, 2009 (or most recent edition).

G.  REFERENCE MATERIALS
Ikeda, Nobuko.  Basic Vocabulary. Japan: Rikkyo University NT Engineering, 2006 (or most recent edition).
Gomi, Tarou.  Sutekina Katakana.  Japan: Kondansha International, 2008 (or most recent edition).
Gomi, Tarou.  Sutekina Kanji 3A.  Japan: Kondansha International, 2008 (or most recent edition).
NPO JGR. Japanese Graded Readers Level 0.1 Series.  Japan, 2009 (or most recent edition).

H.  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
None

I.   EVALUATION
None

J.   CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None

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