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Intermediate Japanese II
Course: JPN202

First Term: 2014 Fall
Lec + Lab   5 Credit(s)   6 Period(s)   5.7 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Extensive review of Japanese grammar; development of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions through reading and writing. Continued practice of oral communication skills and study of Japanese culture

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Identify and use verbs, including imperative, RERU/RARERU, SERU/SASERUcausative, and potential forms; polite extenders, decisions made for the future, uncertain and predictive statements, likeliness/resemblances, statements with confidence, actions at the moment, and compound verbs. (I)
2. Identify and use adjectives, including nominalizations. (II)
3. Identify and use relationals, including clauses, extending time periods, above/below the standards, giving examples and other relationals. (III)
4. Identify and use pronouns, including indefinites, absolute negatives, and inclusive pronouns. (IV)
5. Identify and use modifiers, including time sequences, alternatives, TARI-forms, actions without doing, indirect interrogatives, indirect imperatives, and indirect extenders. (V)
6. Apply family terms to own family as well as to others` family. (VI)
7. Differentiate between variations in speech when describing male vs. female and formal vs. informal differences, and honorifics. (VII)
8. Choose proper vocabulary and expressions when speaking the language. (VIII)
9. Identify approximately 270 new Kanji Chinese characters. (IX)
10. Elaborate on cultural topics and functional goals pertaining to the Japanese culture. (X)
11. Achieve proficiency goals based on ACTFL guidelines. (XI)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Verbs
   A. Imperative Forms
   C. SERU/SASERU-Forms: Causative
   D. Potential Forms
   E. Polite Extenders
      1. V. stem + nasaimasu - honorific statement
      2. o + V. stem + kudasai + (mase) - honorific request
      3. V. te-form + orimasu - hamble statement
   F. Decisions made for the future
      1. V. dictionary-form + koto ni + naru
      2. V. dictionary-form + koto ni + suru
   G. Uncertain Statement
   H. Predictive Statement
   I. Likeliness/Resemblance
   J. Statement with Confidence
   K. Actions at the Moment
      1. Plain imperfect form + tokoro + da
      2. Plain perfect form + tokoro + da
   L. Compound Verbs
      1. State of result from the previous action
      2. Change in state
II. Adjectives
   A. Nominalization of Adjectives
   B. Adj. stem + sa
III. Relationals
   A. Clause
   B. Extending Time Period
   C. Above/Below the Standard
   D. Giving an example
   E. Other Relationals
IV. Pronouns
   A. Indefinites
   B. Absolute Negatives
   C. Inclusives
V. Modifiers
   A. Time Sequence
      1. Plain pred. + made + sentence (neg) (not...until...)
      2. V. stem + sentence (sequential/parallel/causal)
      3. V. stem + verbal extender ORI (stem) + sentence (s/p/c)
      4. Adj. ku-form + sentence (parallel/causal)
      5. Plain pred. + shi + sentence (parallel)
      6. Plain pred. + to + sentence
      7. V. dic-form + tabi + ni + sentence (everytime...)
   B. Alternatives
      1. Plain pred. + ka doo ka + sentence (whether or not)
      2. Plain pred. 1 + ka + plain pred. 2 + ka (1 or 2)
   C. TARI-Form
      1. Typical actions
      2. Repeated or alternating actions/states
      3. Different actions performed or states experienced by members of a group.
   D. Actions without doing
   E. Indirect Interrogatives
   F. Indirect Imperatives
   G. Indirect Extenders: Wake
      1. V. plain forms + wake + dewa/ja arimasen (it doesn`t mean...)
      2. V. dic-form + wake + ni wa + ikanai ikimasen (indirect prohibition)
      3. C. plain pred. + wake + relationals (the fact that is...)
VI. Family Terms
   A. Family terms for own family
   B. Family terms for others` family
VII. Variations in speech
   A. Male vs. Female differences
   B. Formal vs. Informal differences
   C. Honorifics
VIII. Vocabulary and Expressions
IX. Chinese Characters
X. Basic Aspects of Japanese Culture
XI. Proficiency
   A. Goals
   B. ACTFL Guidelines
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 6/26/1990

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