Universität Wien FIND

150092 UE Business Japanese (2017S)

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

Details

max. 25 participants
Languages: Englisch, Japanisch

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 02.03. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Thursday 09.03. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Thursday 16.03. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Thursday 23.03. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Thursday 30.03. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Thursday 06.04. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Thursday 27.04. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Thursday 04.05. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Thursday 11.05. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Thursday 18.05. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Thursday 01.06. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Thursday 08.06. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Thursday 22.06. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Thursday 29.06. 09:15 - 10:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course will continue right where Japanese Communication [Kommunikation auf Japanisch] finished, covering more basic grammar, vocabulary and oral exercises. It is meant to be taken in tandem with Japanese Grammar II [Japanische Grammatik II] 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.].

Japanese Communication in a Business Environment will continue to focus on constructively building an understanding of Japanese grammar and vocabulary by way of oral exercises and listening comprehension providing a base for the other two courses to build upon.

Assessment and permitted materials

This course uses continuous assessment (hat immanenten Prüfungscharakter), consequently active participation throughout the semester (both in class and outside) heavily influences the grade. Aside from being prepared for class, volunteering for answering and asking questions etc. there will be regular homework -- to be submitted on time. There will also be more comprehensive written and oral mid-term and final exams.

Please budget ~8 h/week for self-study.

No materials or aids are permitted during tests or exams. Exceptions can be made on request for students with a handicap.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course total is made up of active participation (20 %), homework (20 %), mid-term (25 %) and final (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)]

Note that a passing grade requires having been present for at least 80 % of lesson time and that tardiness may be counted as absence for the purpose of determining this percentage at the discretion of the lecturer.

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

Examination topics

~1 new lesson/session (est., dep. on pace) from the textbook, starting with L9; any additional material covered in class. All tests are cumulative and cover everything that came before, including in the first semester. The exact scope of the mid-term and final will be announced ~1 week in advance.

Reading list

Textbook: Bunka shokyû 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.

Association in the course directory

JMA M1 for Ecos-students
EC Wirtschaftskommunikation Japanisch II

Last modified: Fr 07.07.2017 12:49