Updated  1/27/12


Semester: SPRING 2012
Class, section & number:  ELEMENTARY JAPANESE (JPN 001B-02)  27373
Units/ Contact hours: 5/ 75 hours
Instructor: Dr. Shimazu, Department of World Languages & LiteraturesSJSU
Days & Time Taught (Room):  MTWR, 1:30-2:35p (SH 241)
Office hours:  TWR, 10:30-11:45a  and by appointment.
Office: Clark Bldg 410P,  phone 408-924-4625
Email: ymshimazu@gmail.com
Website: http://sjsu.edu/faculty/y.shimazu

Continuation of Japanese 001A.  The primary focus of this course is on the further development of listening and speaking skills through situational, functional, and communicative lessons.  Writing and reading skills will be enhanced through homework assignments and quizzes. 

   a)  Banno, E., et al. (2011).  An integrated course in elementary Japanese GENKI, Vol. 1 (L.7 - L.12, textbook, workbook, and CD). Tokyo, Japan: The Japan Times.
   a)  The CD audio tapes, also available at CL208, the Carmen Sigler Media Center.
   b)  Find information on Japan, http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/japanese.html,
http://www.stonebridge.com (books, dictionaries), http://www.japan-guide.com, etc.
   c)  International Internship Programs. (1997). Japan at a glance. Tokyo: Kodansha International. [Available at SJ Kinokuniya Bookstore--Phone 408-252-1300.]
   d)  Mizutani, O., & Mizutani, N. (1977 & 1979). nihongo notes (Vols. 1 & 2).
   e)  Makino, S., & Tsutsui, M. (1986).  A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar. Tokyo, Japan: The Japan Times.
   f)  Kuno, S. (1973). The structure of the Japanese language. MA: The MIT Press. [PL 533 K78]. 

2.  ATTEND CLASS regularly. Attendance rate 80% or higher required. Excessive absences (missing more than 20% of class time) may be cause for repetition of the course.
3.  TAKE quizzes and 1 final exam.
 *Assignment due dates are subject to change with fair notice.

1.  Quizzes....(if 6 quizzes are given, lowest score will be deleted)..........50%
2.  Final exam (Tuesday, 5/22/2012, 12:15-2:30pm)..............................30%
3.  Participation & Homework................................................................. 20%
4.  Extra work such as reading newspaper or magazine articles that are related to Japan (business, language, culture, etc.) and reviewing those articles, or attending lectures.....................extra credit
5.  Actively participate in the SJSU Japan Club activities.
GRADING SCALE   A 95-100%  A- 90-94%   B+ 85-89%  B 80-84%  B- 75-79%  C+ 70-74%  C 65-69%  C- 60-64%  D+ 55-59%  D 50-54%  D- 45-49%  F Below 45%
 l.  The instructor will create a relaxed, low-anxiety atmosphere through which you can acquire the course objectives.
2.  The instructor will use an eclectic teaching method to help you develop basic linguistic and communicative competence by understanding "speaking rules," and the "relation between linguistic form and function."
3.  In class, student and teacher (and student and student) will engage in interactive language activities, a variety of exercises, using Japanese as much as possible.
4.  In order to acquire integrative language skills and to improve your penmanship in Japanese, the instructor may use a lot of writing exercises, dictation, etc. in class. 

1.  One textbook lesson should be covered in 8-10 class sessions with supplementary material, with a quiz at the end.  You are expected to memorize the vocabulary, read the grammar notes, and listen to the audio tapes (CDs) for each lesson before coming to class.  Writing exercises shall be done in 8.5 x 7 inch Examination Blue Books.
2.  Students will reinforce and develop vocabulary, structure, listening and speaking skills through weekly assignments (online).  You are expected to do the online supplementary material (interactive language activities--including audio tapes) at home.

Upon completion of this course,  the students should be able to develop four Japanese language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational).  Also they should be able to speak, read, and write in Japanese about their daily life by using complex polite-forms, the te-forms, plain (short) forms, comparison, experience, and recommendation forms.  145 kanji characters will be covered (58 kanji characters were already introduced in the first half of the textbook).

Regular class attendance and participation are essential for language learning. Please be on time for class. It is most important that you come to class regularly and participate in all class activities. The quizzes, the midterm exam, and the final exam will test comprehension of material in the textbook covered in the class sessions, class handouts, and lectures. If you miss a quiz, you will receive a zero (0) for the quiz.  If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to find out what was covered during the class. You are responsible for all material presented during the course.  No foods, no chewing gum, no cell phones, no textmessaging, no iPod, no iPad (exception aural exercise), no iPhone, and no Amime/manga in the classroom.

SJSU Policy requires that all courses hold a final examination (or final project) during the final examination period. There are no exceptions to this without the approval of both the Chair of the Department and the Dean of the College. Exceptions are rarely granted except in the most extreme circumstances.

Students are not permitted to use tests and quizzes from previous semsesters when preparing for exams. Violations to the Academic Integrity Policy undermine the educational process and will not be tolerated.  Violators of the Academic Integrity Policy will be subject to failing this course and being reported to the Office of Judicial Affairs for disciplinary action which could result in suspension or expulsion from San Jose State University (see http://www2.sjsu.edu/senate/S05-14.htm).

If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible, or see me during office hours.  Presidential Directive 97-03 requires that students with disabilities requesting accommodations must register with DRC to establish a record of their disability.

Individuals who need extra help, feel free to see me. Questions are always welcome!  Your progress is my main concern! がんばって


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