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150076 UE Japanese Grammar II (2018S)

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English, Japanese

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

This course shares a time slot with Japanese Writing Systems.
Some units may be used for Kommunikation in der japanischen Wirtschaftswelt instead (such changes will be announced in advance).

Wednesday 07.03. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 14.03. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 21.03. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 11.04. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 18.04. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 25.04. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 02.05. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 09.05. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 16.05. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 23.05. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 30.05. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 06.06. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 13.06. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 20.06. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 27.06. 13:15 - 15:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course will continue right where Japanese Grammar I [Japanische Grammatik I] left off, covering more basic grammar, vocabulary and and kanji. It is meant to be taken in tandem with Japanese Communication in a Business Environment [Kommunikation in der japanischen Wirtschaftswelt] and Japanese Writing Systems.

Together, these provide students with basic skills in the Japanese language as well as the tools to build on those skills on their own. At the end of the second semester students should be able to
* communicate orally in various everyday situations
* understand basic spoken and written Japanese texts [the latter will require extensive use of dictionaries], including business- or economics-related ones aimed at a general audience
* read a few hundred of the most common kanji
* produce select kinds of written communication [with the help of a computer], e. g. e-mails
* expand on their knowledge of Japanese in self-study, using dictionaries, grammar references etc.
The course will also cover everything required to pass the language part of the StEOP exam for Japanese Studies majors, enabling students to take more advanced language courses, if they wish to specialise further [some German req.].

Grammar II will continue to focus on constructively building an understanding of Japanese grammar and vocabulary by way of Japanese-English translation, providing a base for the other two courses to build upon.

The plan is to cover at least 1 lesson from the textbook per session, starting with L9; as well as ~18 new kanji/week, bringing the total up to ~470 by the end of the semester. Please budget ~8 h/week for self-study.

Assessment and permitted materials

This course uses continuous assessment (hat immanenten Prüfungscharakter), consequently active participation throughout the semester (both in class and outside it) heavily influences the grade. Aside from being prepared for class, volunteering for translations, answering and asking questions etc., this includes any number of – but at least 3 – unannounced(!) short written revision tests. There'll also be a comprehensive written final test.

No materials or aids are permitted during tests (exceptions can be made on request for students with a handicap).

Extra credit (1 ECTS) is available on request for students whose programme of studies requires it.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course total is made up of active participation (7 %); revision tests (after discarding the worst result, the remainder are averaged, 58 %); and a written final test (35 %) and converted to a grade as follows:
> 90 % Excellent (A) [Sehr Gut (1)]
> 80 % Good (B) [Gut (2)]
> 70 % Satisfactory (C) [Befriedigend (3)]
> 60 % Acceptable (D) [Genügend (4)]
<= 60 %: Failed (F) [Nicht Genügend (5)]

There’s no formal attendance requirement for Grammar II, but if you miss a test, you will not get an opportunity to sit it at a later date (in exceptional circumstances, exceptions may be made for the final test).

There is a strict zero tolerance policy on cheating and plagiarism.

Examination topics

Everything covered, in class and/or on the e-learning platform (Moodle), including, but not limited to, the textbook and kanji lists. All tests are cumulative and cover everything that came before, including in the first semester. The exact scope of the final will be announced ~1 week in advance.

Reading list

Textbook: Bunka shokyū nihongo I. Tekisuto. Kaiteiban.
Available at Facultas bookshop in "Hof 1" on Campus. Most likely (part of) the second volume will also be required, but there is no need to buy it in advance.
Additional material will be distributed in class or via the e-learning platform (Moodle).

Association in the course directory

JMA M1 for Ecos-students
EC Wirtschaftskommunikation Japanisch II

Last modified: Fr 31.08.2018 08:42