150107 UE Japanese Grammar II (2021S)
- Registration is open from Mo 15.02.2021 09:00 to Tu 02.03.2021 10:00
- Deregistration possible until Fr 26.03.2021 18:00
The course’s nominal start date is March 3rd. Until further notice it will be held asynchronously online in principle, i.e. without fixed dates and times where everybody has to be present, either physically or virtually. However, the lecturer reserves the right to require the students’ presence—either kind, even at short notice—and/or switch back to conventional on-site classes entirely. Any such synchronous elements will happen within the course’s nominal time slot, on Wednesdays, 11:15–2 o’clock. Please make sure you’re available during that time!
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Insofar as that includes test-like tasks, that is, work to be completed within a specific time period on the order of minutes to a few hours, these are full open book if held online, but no materials or aids are generally permitted if held offline. Such synchronous tasks are scheduled within the time-slot allocated to the course, or at another time more convenient to all participants.Some recurring tasks may be selected for marking by semi-random sample, to simulate students being randomly called to perform a task in class. For instance, only a handful of students’ translations will actually be marked per week, the others just receive the general feedback based on these. Each time a student is selected for a task, that decreases the chance to be selected for that task in future (down to a minimum of 5 % to discourage complacency), so that over the course of the semester, every student will be selected about the same number of times per such task.There is a strict zero tolerance policy on cheating, plagiarism, and ghost-writing, including using machine translation.
Otherwise, active participation and cooperation between students is very much encouraged, and participation in the forums, especially the pre- and post-lesson q&a sessions and discussions, deemed an important element of the course.A significant DIFFERENCE FROM THE 1st SEMESTER is that Grammar II traditionally has a proper, heavily weighted, final test. However, that only makes sense in conventional on-site form. If it’s practical to hold on-site tests in July, the lecturer reserves the right to do so [plan B]; otherwise the last test will be a regular “mini” one, like last semester [plan A].Extra credit (1 ECTS) is available on request for students whose programme of studies requires it.
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
* Students who fail to submit three tasks in a row, or who do not access Moodle for more than 14 consecutive days will be barred from further participation (but still graded, if applicable), unless they have a good reason (at the sole discretion of the lecturer). This is meant to be an online version of the mandatory attendance rule.
* The final score comprises:
- written translations—about 1/week; semi-random sample, at least 3 times/semester; worst result discarded, rest averaged;
- other short submissions, e.g. questions on lessons, kanji & vocabulary tests, and so on —up to 2/week; full / semi-random sample;
- active participation—primarily contributions to the forum, asking and answering questions;
- final test;
weighted, in order, either A: 55/25/20/– [no final test]; or B: ~35/~16/~13/36 [with final test].
Finally, up to 5 percentage points may be awarded / docked at the sole discretion of the lecturer.
* For a passing grade, each of these 3 [A] or 4 [B] components must be > 36, and the total must be > 60; if so, the grade is determined as follows: >60 → 4/D, >70 → 3/C, >80 → 2/B, >90 → 1/A.
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
EC Wirtschaftskommunikation Japanisch II