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NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
JPN 201 - INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I (4 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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 102 - "Beginning Japanese II" or equivalent.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to maintain and perfect oral competence, develop reading and writing skills, increase knowledge of Japanese structures and vocabulary.

    1. Review basic grammatical structures
    2. Introduce more complex structures of the language
    3. Develop reading skills
    4. Expand vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions
    5. Provide opportunities for conversations in Japanese
    6. Develop cultural awareness
    7. Introduce authentic literary texts
    8. Develop writing skills
MAIN TOPICS TO BE COVERED
    1. Social issues
    2. Political events
    3. Further development in these areas:
  1. everyday situations
  2. family life
  3. student life
  4. cross cultural comparisons
  5. use of leisure time
OPTIONAL TOPICS

Literary texts


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