Heartland Community College Master Course Syllabus Division Name: LAHS Course Prefix & Number: JAPN 101 Course Title: Japanese I DATE PREPARED: September 29, 1992 DATE REVISED: PCS/CIP/ID No_: 11 160302 01 IAI NO. (if available): EFFECTIVE DATE OF FIRST CLASS: CREDIT HOURS: 4 CONTACT HOURS: LECTURE HOURS: 4 July 31, 1993 LABORATORY HOURS: CATALOG DESCRIPTION (include specific prerequisites): Prerequisite: None. A beginning course in Japanese, with emphasis on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Basic vocabulary, essentials of Japanese grammar and syntax, correct pronunciation and intonation, and the use of actual speech patterns are covered. Students with two or more years of high school Japanese should not enroll in JAPN 101. TEXTBOOK(S): John Young and Kimiki Nakajima-Okano. Learn Japanese. Vol. 1. Honolulu: U of Hawaii P, 1989. RELATIONSHIP TO ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND TRANSFERABILITY: JAPN 101 fulfills 4 semester hours of elective credit in Humanities for the A.A. or A.S. degrees. COURSE OBJECTIVES (Learning Outcomes): Students who successfully complete JAPN 101 should be able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. Understand and use simple phrases and vocabulary on a variety of subjects. Engage in simple conversations on a number of common everyday topics. Formulate and respond to simple questions. Formulate simple descriptive sentences, use the negative form, and employ both present and past tenses. 5. Develop pronunciation skills that will enable them to be intelligible to a native Japanese speaker. 6. Learn the hiragana and katagana syllabary systems and be able to read simple paragraphs in these forms. COURSE/LAB OUTLINE: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Introduction to pronunciation. Drills in accent, pitch, and intonation. Some useful expressions, including expressions for greeting, parting, gratitude, and apology. Roomaji transcription. Introduction to Kana, Hiragana, and the Japanese writing system. Sentence patterns and useful expressions. Forms of address. Imperfect tense and negative imperfect tense. Relationals and motion verbs. Vocabulary and conjugation. Review and Application of Hiragana. Aural comprehension. Sentence patterns and useful expressions. Use of “sorosoro” and “doozo youoshiku.” Heteronomous expressions. Speech levels. Adjective forms. Vocabulary, pronunciation, and Hiragana practice. Kana orthography. Foreign words. Review and application of previous units. METHOD OF EVALUATION Course grades will be a compilation of scores on in- and out-of-class exercises (12), quizzes (2), and a final exam. The twelve exercises will comprise one-third of the final grade; the two quizzes as a group, one-third; and the final exam, one-third. Final grades will be determined according to the following scale: 92-100% 83-91% 74-82% 65-73% Below 65% = = = = = A B C D F REQUIRED WRITING AND READING: Students will read and write short compositions (paragraph length) and dialogs.