Oct 07, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HU 411J - Japanese II

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course is a continuation of HU 410J . During the Japanese II course, students further develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Also, to a smaller extent, students are exposed to Japanese culture, examining the connections between the language and the beliefs and values of that culture. A large part of the time will be devoted to class exercises. (prereq: HU 410J  or consent of instructor or department chair)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Read, write, listen, and speak basic Japanese words with ease
  • Understand elementary Japanese grammar
  • Converse in some everyday situations
  • Appreciate some Japanese cultural features through the language

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • KATAKANA writing (3 classes)
  • Numerals: telling time, and days of the week (2 classes)
  • Polite/plain verb/adjective forms (4 classes)
  • Particles, pre/suffixes (1 class)
  • Tenses: verbs and adjectives (2 classes)
  • Adverbs and their locations (1 class)
  • Nouns and counters (2 classes)
  • Compound/complex sentences and conjunctions (2 classes)
  • Comparisons (1 class)
  • Elementary KANJI (1 class)
  • Language in culture
  • Exam (3 classes)

Laboratory Topics
  • Listening to the audio for the textbook is expected
  • Drill work in class is analogous to laboratory

Dr. Alicia Domack

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