JPN 102: Japanese II

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2022
Credits: 5
Total Contact Hours: 90
Lecture Hours : 90
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 180
Prerequisite: JPN 101 or two years of high school Japanese.
District General Education: C2. Humanities
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: Yes - Approved
Grading Method: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Catalog Course Description

A further study of elementary Japanese grammar and vocabulary which develops understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Includes additional study of Japanese culture. 90 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • give and ask for personal biographical information, find his or her way around, describe and locate possessions, compare and identify things and people, shop, and order food
  • express wishes, requests, intentions, and expectations, with moderate accuracy and in a culturally acceptable manner, consisting mainly of sentences and strings of sentences
  • read correspondence such as postcards, short personal letters, or essays written in simple Japanese
  • write diaries and personal letters by utilizing Hiragana, Katakana, and approximately 180 Kanji
  • recognize and speak both colloquial and formal Japanese in a limited manner

Major Course Content

  1. Introduction
    1. Brief review of Japanese 101
    2. Brief history of the Japanese language
  2. Sentence Enlargement
    1. The te form of verbs
    2. The pre-nai form of verbs
    3. The dictionary form of verbs
    4. Imperatives
    5. Ten kan ‘ji
  3. Speech Level
    1. In-group vs. out-group vocabulary
    2. Informal vs. formal verb forms
    3. The progressive verb
    4. More kan ‘ji
  4. Expressions of intention, adjectival expressions
    1. Tsumori, Kogo ga arimasu
    2. Motte kimasu, surete kimasu
    3. Pre-nouns, adjectives
    4. Ten kan ‘ji
    5. Japanese in Social Situations
  5. Relative Clauses
    1. With no, ga
    2. With dictionary form of verbs
    3. The ta form
    4. Pre-nai form of verbs, past and present
    5. Clause omission
    6. More kan ‘ji
  6. Verbal Patterns
    1. Permission
    2. Injunction
    3. Kute form
    4. Emphasis with ne and yo
    5. Ten kan ‘ji
  7. Japanese Culture
    1. Culturally appropriate verbal and non-verbal behavior
    2. History and geography of Japan
  8. Review

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Level appropriate short stories and magazine articles.

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Students will have to write a research paper on a cultural topic and then do an oral presentation of the topic to the class.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Students will have watch Japanese movies and documentaries.
Students will conduct a series of on line oral and listening comprehension exercises.

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture

IGETC Area 3: Arts and Humanities

3B. Humanities

IGETC Area 6: Languages other than English