2019 Introduction to Japanese 1B KJ

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Academic unit or major
Japanese language and culture courses
Instructor(s)
Morita Junko 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon3-6(W114)  
Group
KJ
Course number
LAJ.T102
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course will train basic Japanese language skills through composition and presentation continuing from Introduction to Japanese 1A. As for it, students are required to do research, analysis and make a presentation about Japanese society.

Student learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Learn written Japanese, become capable of writing longer sentences using quoted data.
2. Capable of communicating one's opinion understandably.

Keywords

Japanese language, composition, essay, presentation, Japanese culture

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

In this essay writing class, students will write a report after learning essay writing methods. In the presentation session, students will learn the way of preparing presentation slides and an effective way of presentation.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Survey of Japanese culture(3) Prepare an investigation work plan.
Class 2 Textbook Lesson 6 Understand expressions in report.
Class 3 Survey of Japanese culture(4) Analyze the survey data and create presentation slide.
Class 4 Survey of Japanese culture(5) Revise presentation slide.
Class 5 Survey of Japanese culture(6) Understand effective presentation.
Class 6 Textbook Lesson 10 and 12 Understand the structure and writing method of a report.
Class 7 Textbook Lesson 11 Understand quoting and analyze data in writing report.
Class 8 Report writing (1) Prepare the data and information for writing report.
Class 9 Report writing (2) Submit report until the next class.
Class 10 Report writing (3) Revise the corrected report and submit a rewrite report until the next class.
Class 11 Report writing (4) Look back the writing method in report writing.
Class 12 Final presentation (1) Decide the topic of final presentation and prepare the contents.
Class 13 Final presentation (2) Decide the topic of final presentation and prepare the contents.
Class 14 Preparing for an interview Understand the expression in the interview and think about the motivation for entering university.
Class 15 Final presentation (3) Understand effective presentation.

Textbook(s)

Etsuko Tomomatsu Shoronbun eno 12 no Suteppu (Short Essays in 12 Steps), 3A cooperation

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Mari Tanaka and Shin Abe, Good writing e no passport, Kuroshio publisher
Kaoru Sasaki, Hirofumi Akagi, Muneko Kusano & Eriko Umeda, Comprehensive Japanese Practice through Specific Topics - From Identifying Themes to Making Presentations - Advanced - Reference Material - Fourth Edition, 3A cooperation

Assessment criteria and methods

Class performance (participation and homework) 20%, Report 40%, Presentation 40%

Related courses

  • LAJ.T104:Introduction to Japanese2B
  • LAJ.T106:Introduction to Japanese3B

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Pre-requisites: Introduction to Japanese 1A(LAJ.T101)
Pre-requisites: Introduction to Japanese 2B(LAJ.T104), Introduction to Japanese 3B(LAJ.T106)

Other

This course is opened only for Korea-Japan program students.

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