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150108 UE Japanese Grammar I (2018W)

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

Registration for all classes, please (Introduction, Jap. Grammatik und Kommunikation Japanisch)

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English, Japanese

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 24.10. 13:15 - 15:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 07.11. 13:15 - 15:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 14.11. 13:15 - 15:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 21.11. 13:15 - 15:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 28.11. 13:15 - 15:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 05.12. 13:15 - 15:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 12.12. 13:15 - 15:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 09.01. 13:15 - 15:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 16.01. 13:15 - 15:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 23.01. 13:15 - 15:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 30.01. 13:15 - 15:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Please direct questions concerning registration for BJ1 to the SSS/SPL, not the lecturers.

This course will cover the basics of Japanese grammar as well as some everyday vocabulary and elementary kanji. It is meant to be taken in tandem with Kommunikation auf Japanisch [Japanese Communication].

PREREQUISITES:
* proficiency in English (should obviously be comfortable with the idea of studying a foreign language in English, C1 strongly recommended)
* about 8 h/week for self-study, incl. weeks with no class
* Introduction to the Japanese Language
* advance registration
* textbook (see below)

At the end of this course students should
* be able to read, understand and translate into English basic Japanese sentences and dialogues;
* understand and be able to explain the grammar underlying these texts;
* have a vocabulary of at least ~300 words (active and passive) and ~100 kanji (passive only);
* be able to form correct (not necessarily idiomatic) sentences and short dialogues based on this knowledge.

The focus will be on constructively building an understanding of Japanese grammar and vocabulary by way of Japanese-English translation. (The students will put this in active use, e. g. conversation, essay writing &c., in Japanese Communication.)

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 also covers the occasional homework, if any. Additionally, there’ll be any number of – but at least 3 – unannounced(!) short revision tests as well as a comprehensive final test. All of these are primarily written, but may also include listening and/or speaking sections, e. g. listening comprehension, dictation, pronunciation &c.

All tests are closed book, no materials or aids are permitted (suitable exceptions can be made on request for students with a handicap).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

* Attendance is mandatory. No-shows for the first unit will have their registration revoked immediately; missing more than 2 of the 10 remaining units results in a failing grade. Tardiness may be counted as absence at the discretion of the lecturer.
* There is a strict zero tolerance policy on cheating and plagiarism.
* More than 60 percentage points are required to pass the course (>60 → 4/D, >70 → 3/C, >80 → 2/B, >90 → 1/A), comprising active participation (14 %); revision tests (after discarding the worst result, the remainder are averaged, 51 %); and a written final test (35 %).

Examination topics

Everything covered, in class and/or on the e-learning platform (Moodle), including, but not limited to, the presentations/slides, textbook, vocabulary & kanji lists, as well as grammar sheets. All tests are cumulative and cover everything that came before.
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.

Additional material will be distributed in class and/or via the e-learning platform (Moodle).

Association in the course directory

JMA M1 for Ecos-students
EC Wirtschaftskommunikation Japanisch I

Last modified: Fr 08.02.2019 09:28