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JPN 202 - Intermediate Japanese II [SUN# JPN 2202]

5 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
5 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Continuation of JPN 201 . Includes speaking and listening, grammar, personal transactions, and using more complex sentence structure in a cultural context within which Japanese conversations take place. Also includes Hiragana, Katakana, and 365 Kanji characters.

Prerequisite(s): JPN 201  
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - Options and G; Meets CTE A&H and G.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate Japanese speaking skills by using intermediate level grammar structures and expressions in conversational topics such as gift giving-receiving experiences, and express simultaneous actions, hypothetical conditions and possibility and capabilities, complaints and apologies.
  2. Demonstrate listening skills in Japanese by identifying the main idea and some detail, and being able to answer questions based upon the familiar and/or authentic dialogue.
  3. Demonstrate ability to write by using hiragana, katakana, and kanji by responding to questions on familiar topics such as procedures, explaining important points, customs, regulations, and so forth.
  4. Demonstrate ability to read in hiragana, katakana and kanji by recognizing the main ideas and some details written text in Japanese based on familiar or authentic material while using Japanese reading strategies.
  5. Demonstrate further cultural norms, values, and beliefs through speaking and/or writing to identify Japanese speaking regions.

  1. Speaking and Listening
    1. Oral exercises
    2. Tapes listening exercises
  2. Writing and Reading
    1. Kanji (approximately 115 new kanji)
    2. Writing formal letters
    3. Writing and reading exercises
  3. Grammar
    1. Analogy and exemplification
    2. Attributes
    3. Describing appearance
    4. Causatives
    5. Expectations
    6. Colloquial speech
    7. Expressing the frequency of actions and events
    8. Describing changes in state
    9. Honorific and humble forms
    10. Passives
    11. Describing efforts
    12. Conditionals
    13. Requests
    14. Causative-passive
    15. Expressing concessions
    16. Describing occasional happenings
    17. Expressing conviction
    18. Expressing the speaker’s emotional involvement
    19. Expressing logical conclusions
    20. Decisions made by others
  4. Personal Transactions
    1. Engaging in conversations about health-related issues
    2. Job searches and interviews
    3. Discussing Japanese (popular) culture and media
    4. Discussing nature and pollution
    5. Business phone calls

Effective Term:
Fall 2022