East Asian Languages and Cultures | Second Year Japanese 2 (Graduate)
J202 | 6498-6502 | Watt, Y.
Graduate students only
P: grade of C or better in J201 or equivalent proficiency
The goal of this course is for the students to continue to improve
their overall skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) in
This is the last course (fourth semester) of the college language
requirement. As stated among the 11 goals of the College, by
completing this course, we expect students to have
acquired "fundamental skills for communicating" with Japanese
By the end of the course, we hope students will be able to carry out
simple socially appropriate conversations, successfully listen to
and understand simple stories and conversations, read and understand
fairly long texts written for intermediate-level language learners,
and write essays (including journal entries) expressing and
supporting their own ideas and opinions. The materials in the course
will cover a wide range of topics.
The structure of the course: You will attend five class hours per
week. On Tuesdays and Thursdays (TR) you will attend a large-group
sessions where new material is introduced, and on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays (MWF) you attend small practice sessions.
Daily and active participation in class is expected. Grades will be
based on daily performance, homework assignments (including a class
project), quizzes, lesson tests, an oral/written midterm and a final