Maui Community College Course Outline

Maui Community College
Course Outline
1. Alpha and Number
JPNS 102
Course Title
Elementary Japanese II
Number of credits
Date of Outline
March 19, 2004
2. Course Description
Introduces additional basic Japanese
speaking, listening, reading
and writing sentence structures.
Daily listening practice is highly recommended.
3. Contact Hours/Type
5 Hours/ Lecture
4. Prerequisites
JPNS 101 or consent
Recommended Preparation
Approved by _______________________________________Date__________________
5. General Course Objectives
Students will further develop four basic skills in the Japanese language: listening,
speaking, reading, and writing.
6. Student Learning Outcomes
For assessment purpose, these are linked to #7. Recommended Course Content.
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to
a. Read and write additional 73 Kanji
b. Talk about weather and climate
c. Talk about hobbies and pastimes (sports, family)
d. Talk about food and beverages (cooking, flavors, tastes)
e. Express reasons, probability/ conjecture, experience, desire, opinion
intention,simultaneous actions
f. Conjugate Verbs and Adjectives (Affirmative/Negative, Past/Non-Past,
g. Compare things using Comparatives and Superlatives
h. Use TE-form of Verbs and Adjectives and the Copula, Potential forms,
Conjunctions, Relative Clauses, Indirect Quotation
i. Use Nominalizer “koto’ and “no”
j. Describe abilities and change in state
7. Recommended Course Content and Approximate Time Spent on Each Topic
Linked to #6 Student Learning Outcomes.
Week 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Chapter 4
Week 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Chapter 5
Week 11, 12, 13, 14 Chapter 6
--------Weather and Climate (b, e, f, g, h)
Weather Report
Enjoying Four Seasons
25 Kanji (a)
--------Hobbies and Leisure Activities (c, h, i, j)
Hobbies and Pastimes
24 Kanji (a)
--------Food (d, e, h)
Foods and Beverages
Flavors and Tastes
Cooking Terms
24 Kanji (a)
8. Text and Materials
An appropriate text (or texts) and materials will be chosen at the time the course is
offered. Examples
Text: Yookoso! An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese, Second Edition
Workbook: Workbook/Laboratory Manual to accompany Yookoso!
An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese
Materials: Handouts and other relevant materials provided by the instructor
Others: Video tapes, audio tapes, CD-Rom, guest speakers
9. Recommended Course Requirements and Evaluation
Specific course requirements are at the discretion of the instructor at the time the course
is being offered. Suggested requirements might include, but are not limited to, the
Mini tests
Daily homework assignments
Compositions and presentations
Attendance and participation
Mid-term and final exam (written and oral)
Suggested Evaluation and Grading Scale is the flowing.
Daily performance
(mini-tests, homework, compositions, presentations)
Mid-term exam (written and oral)
Final exam (written and oral)
11. Methods of Instruction
Instructional methods vary with instructors; thus instructional methods will be at the
discretion of the instructor teaching the course. Techniques may include, but are not
limited to, the following:
Explanations of grammar, followed by practice
Reading and writing exercises (compositions)
Communicative practice: interviewing, pair activities (questions and answers)
Students’ oral presentations (individual/ group)