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 Course Title:   Japanese III: D

 Title Abbreviation:   JAPANESE III: D

 Department:    JAPN&

 Course #:    123

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    160101

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Expand verbal and written communication skills; continue study of grammar and syntax, oral exercises, reading, conversation, and culture. Read and write Hiragana, Katakana, and approximately 200 Kanji characters.


Prerequisite: JAPN& 122 with a grade of C or better or instructor's permission

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Humanities  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Read and write Hiragana, Katakana, approximately 200 Kanji characters
  2. Construct and speak grammatically correct sentences, linking appropriately and expressing ideas within learned vocabulary
  3. Conduct conversations beyond basic greetings
  4. Create role-plays
  5. Read authentic text
  6. Continue study of culture
    • Explore modern and historical topics that influence Japanese culture
    • Exchange cultural information gained with other members of the class and the community
    • Experience and participate in Japanese cultural events and traditions

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.
3.5 Recognize, comprehend, and use non-verbal behaviors appropriate to a given context.
3.6 Recognize, comprehend, and use visual communication appropriate to a given context.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and issues associated with the diverse perspectives of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and culture.
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.
4.4 Demonstrate effective communication across differences in human communities and cultures.
4.5 Adapt to and function effectively in communities and cultures different from one's own.

5. Global & Local Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding the complexity and interdependence of, and stewardship responsibilities to, local and global communities and environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
5.2 Identify diverse communities and their shared/competing interests and develop strategies for prevention and resolution of conflict.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.4 Use self-reflection to recognize and define a sense of self-identity in personal, social/gender, and/or cultural/global terms and in relationship to others.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.2 Demonstrate knowledge of aesthetic principles.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Hazu and tsumori
  2. All informal verb forms
  3. Negative questions
  4. Kara, desirative verbs, use of ni after stem verb forms
  5. Use of 'no wa' after plain verb forms
  6. Verbs modifying following nouns: all tenses
  7. Koto (ga), made ni
  8. Verb (te) mo ii desu. Kamaimasen/ikemasen/v-naide
  9. Location nouns
  10. Naru/superlative degrees of adjective or adj. Nouns
  11. Yori, /hoo ga/hodo
  12. Provisional form of verbs, i.e., ikeba/nara/kereba
  13. Verb patterns of obligation
  14. Use of all relationals: wa, ga, no, ni, de, wo, mo, dake, made, made ni, kedo, hodo, kara, etc.