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New and Updated Course Descriptions

JPN 203 - Intermediate Japanese I

3 Credits

Continued study in Japanese for those with a firm foundation in elementary Japanese communication, written and oral. Grammar and vocabulary are continued at a higher level so that the student develops strong reading and writing skills in order to create complex sentences and short paragraphs. In this class, the student will attain oral and listening skills to successfully function in a variety of daily situations. Cultural topics are included in the study of grammar and structure. Memory and length of time since last studied are factors in successful placement.

Prerequisite(s): JPN 102, or successful completion of equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

New SUNY General Education:
SUNY - World Languages

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH), MCC-BCO - Speaking (MBCO), MCC-GLO - Global Understanding (MGLO)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Create correct sentences in Japanese using one or more of the following: comparatives and superlatives, verbal conjugation, potential form of verbs, relative clauses or ta-form of verbs.
2. Present an oral report in Japanese of the information contained in newspapers and other mass-market publications.
3. Communicate in correct Japanese about one or more of the following: weather and seasons, probability and conjecture, family, a change in state or desire and opinion.
4. Answer questions concerning a specific reading passage.
5. Identify cultural traditions in Japan associated with the Kanji system, the family structure, and food.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023