East Asian Languages & Cultures | Second-Year Japanese I (undergraduate)
J201 | 1628 | Sarra
This section for undergraduates only (4 credits).
P: grade of C or higher in J102 or equivalent proficiency
The goal of this course is for the students to continue to improve
communicative skills in Japanese and to become more well-rounded in their
overall skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). This course
will introduce more kanji and continue to reinforce hiragana and katakana.
Each week, the class meets in two large-group (TR) and three small-group
(MWF) sessions. The TR sessions primarily introduce and explain the lesson;
use of Japanese by students is encouraged, but students may use English to
ask questions on aspects of grammar or culture. Use of Japanese by both
instructors and students is mandatory in the MWF sessions, which are
devoted primarily to practicing what has been introduced in the TR sessions.
Course requirements include class performance, for which daily practice
with language tapes is essential; lecture attendance; homework assignments;
kanji quizzes and quizzes at the end of lessons; a midterm and a final exam.