Intermediate Japanese I

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Modern Languages
Course Code
MODL 2271
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
22
Method Of Instruction
Lab
Seminar
Typically Offered
Fall
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This course is designed to further aural comprehension, strengthen oral expression and develop reading and writing skills for students who have completed MODL 1172. This course also aims to provide a deeper understanding of Japanese culture. Japanese is used in class almost exclusively.
Course Content

Systematic, in-depth study of:

  1. Syntactic structures
  2. Lexicon
  3. Stylistic nuances
  4. Aspects of Japanese culture
Methods Of Instruction

The functional-communicative approach is used.

Classroom activities may include: presentation of material by the instructor, practice in pairs and small groups, listening comprehension, audio-visual presentations, discussion of reading materials, task-based conversation practice, and student presentations.

Conversation in small groups with a Native Language Assistant.

Means of Assessment
Written Evaluations
(May include but not limited to writing and reading exercises, chapter tests, paragraph writing, written homework, preparation, Final Written Exam)
60%
Oral Evaluations
(May include but not limited to oral tests, oral presentations, listening comprehension, conversation lab, attendance, preparation, class participation, Final Oral Exam)
40%
Total 100%

No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%.

Learning Outcomes

The student will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in Japanese at the intermediate level in:

  1. Aural comprehension of authentic language situations.
  2. Reading comprehension of materials written in a combination of hiragana, katakana and approximately 175 kanji (more for recognition).
  3. Speech delivery: expressing and supporting an opinion; defending a point of view.
  4. Written expression: expository writing in a combination of both kana and kanji (as indicated in 2 above).
  5. Understanding and appreciating differences and similarities in culture.
Textbook Materials

An second-year Japanese textbook such as:

  • Banno et al. GENKI: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese II
  • The Japan Times.
  • Accompanying workbook and audio materials.

Requisites

Prerequisites

MODL 1172 (Minimum Grade of C) or
Assessment (see calendar)

MODL 1172 (Minimum Grade of C) or Assessment (see calendar)  

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO JAPN 200 (3) 2013/01/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU JAPN 2200 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG JAPN 1117 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU JAPN 200 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU JAPA 2110 (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU JAPA 211 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU JAPA 201 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO JPST 102 (3) 2005/05/01 to 2016/08/31
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV JAPN 200 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC INTS 221 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV GE 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC PAAS 131 (1.5) 2009/09/01 to 2014/08/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC PAAS 2XX (1.5) 2014/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC JAPA 150 (1.5) 2004/09/01 to 2009/08/31
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU JAPA 200 (3) 2004/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
32171
Tue
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Ibata
Rima
Full
Online
MODL 2271 L01 is a CONVERSATION LAB. Students must FIRST register in MODL 2271 090. Conversation lab starts in week 2.

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
9
-1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
11:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
32172
Tue
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Ibata
Rima
Full
Online
MODL 2271 L02 is a CONVERSATION LAB. Students must FIRST register in MODL 2271 090. Conversation lab starts in week 2.

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
8
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
12:30 - 13:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
32173
Tue
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Ibata
Rima
Open
Online
MODL 2271 L03 is a CONVERSATION LAB. Students must FIRST register in MODL 2271 090. Conversation lab starts in week 2.

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
6
2
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
13:30 - 14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
36747
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Ibata
Rima
Full
Online
MODL 2271 090 - This is an online course with synchronous labs. Students must ALSO register in conversation lab MODL 2271 L01, L02, or L03.

All course activities will be asynchronous. Students will not be required to be online at specific scheduled times.

This course can count as a relevant course in an Associate of Arts specialization in Modern Languages or in an Associate of Arts specialization in Intercultural and International Studies.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
22
23
-1
0