COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
JPN 202 - INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II (4 CR.)
Continues development of skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing of Japanese. Classes conducted in Japanese. Lecture 4 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
The purpose of Intermediate Japanese is to enable the student to become more proficient in speaking and understanding Japanese in a greater variety of situations. The student will learn the more complex structures of the Japanese language. The student will also learn to read and write without recourse to translations.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCY
The prerequisite for this course is JPN 201 - "Intermediate Japanese I" or equivalent.
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to maintain and improve oral competence, develop reading and writing skills, increase knowledge of Japanese structures and vocabulary.
A. Review basic grammatical structuresMAIN TOPICS TO BE COVERED
B. Introduce more complex structures of the language
C. Develop reading skills
D. Expand vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions
E. Provide opportunities for conversations in Japanese
F. Develop cultural awareness
G. Introduce authentic literary texts
H. Develop writing skills
A. Social issuesOPTIONAL TOPICS
B. Political events
C. Further development in these areas:1. everyday situations
2. family life
3. student life
4. cross cultural comparisons
5. use of leisure time