May 17, 2022  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
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FLJ 241 - Intermediate Japanese I

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
Review of essential grammatical constructions emphasizing major areas of difficulty for English speakers. Use of Japanese cultural and literary materials to develop conversational skills.
Prerequisite: FLJ 142  or instructor permission
Competencies
  1. Respond correctly to both written and oral instructions given in the target language.
    1. Follow directions for homework and class work exercises and test procedures given the target language
    2. Ask for information in the target language
  2. Summarize, in written and oral form, class discussions and lectures on grammatical constructions as well as cultural information
    1. Demonstrate familiarity with grammatical terms in the target language.
    2. Demonstrate mastery of basic grammatical constructions, such as subject, verb, and adjective forms
    3. Demonstrate familiarity with general cultural features of areas where the target language is spoken
  3. Describe selected aspects of the culture of areas where the target language is spoken.
    1. Identify individual countries and/or regions of the world where the target language is spoken
    2. Distinguish linguistic or cultural differences that occur in different countries or regions where the language is spoken
    3. Contrast major differences between customs or celebrations of the United States and countries where the target language is spoken.
    4. Identify important personalities who have influenced the culture or history of focus countries
  4. Interpret, in written form, various representations of authentic print material used in the classroom.
    1. Read newspaper and/or magazine articles, with the aid of a dictionary, and translate them, in written form, to English
    2. Answer questions, both written and oral, on information from printed articles
    3. Identify special idiomatic uses, and translate them into standard English expressions
    4. Summarize articles in the target language
  5. Interpret, in written and oral form, selected short essays and short stories.
    1. Read short essays and short stories, with the aid of a dictionary.
    2. Answer questions, both written and oral, about information in the printed selections
    3. Write short descriptions of events or characters in the printed selections.
  6. Discuss, with other class members, assigned stories, essays, and other readings
    1. Formulate questions about the characters or events.
    2. Express personal opinions on a topic related to the readings.
    3. React to the opinions and interpretations of other students.
  7. Demonstrate expanded knowledge of basic vocabulary to include some specialized terms or idiomatic expressions
    1. Memorize unfamiliar vocabulary used in assigned readings.
    2. Use new vocabulary in original writing assignments.
  8. Interpret, in oral form, dialogues or television and radio broadcasts done by native speakers.
    1. Answer questions, in written and oral form, the content of the discourse.
    2. Summarize, in written and oral form, the content of the discourse.
    3. Discuss the subject matter or give personal reactions.
    4. Create original presentations, alone or with a partner, based on models used in class.
  9. Describe one;s family, friends, places and personal reactions in the target language.
  10. Comment on an event in progress (sports event, theater, television, or some observed action).
  11. Discuss selected current and past actions and events.
  12. Discuss events and gossip in a restaurant setting.
  13. Discuss selected cross-cultural topics and issues, mostly in the target language, but occasionally in English.
  14. Demonstrate academic self-discipline
    1. Meet assigned deadlines
    2. Attend class regularly



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