Knowledge Of A Foreign Language And Cultural Diversity To The Global World

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General Education Learning Outcomes Students will demonstrate 1) knowledge of a foreign language and culture 2) knowledge of linguistic and cultural diversity and the contributions of such diversity to the global society. Objectives To learn introductory level Japanese speech, reading, writing and grammar skills mastery of hiragana, katakana and some kanji mastery of fundamental sentence patterns, modes and tenses. To understand the Japanese way of thinking through language structure, denotations and connotations of words, so-called loan words, cultural phenomena, etc. To understand some aspects of the Japanese culture, people and society through various materials such as videos, news ads and written materials. II. Required Materials 1. Genki I An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, Eri Banno et al, The Japan Times 2. Genki I Workbook, Eri Banno et al, The Japan Times 5. Audio materials for Genki I are available on Moodle (HYPERLINK http//moodle.oakland.eduhttp// You can also obtain the CDs in the language lab (409 Wilson Hall, tel. 248-370-2078). You are responsible for getting access to the audio files. III. Course Requirements and Grading Grading Your grade will be calculated as follows other factors may be considered at the discretion of the instructor. Attendance-Participation20Chapter Tests15Homework Assignments10Course Project15In-class Dialogue/Reading Checks5Speaking Interview15Chapter Quizzes5Final Exam15 Grading Scale 999694929089878583818079787776754. Attendance Regular attendance is essential to this course and will be checked at the beginning of each class. If personal conditions make it impossible for you to come to every class on time, you should reconsider taking this course. An absence is an absence. There is no difference between an excused or an unexcused absence. If you come in late, it is your responsibility to inform the instructor of your tardiness when the class is over, otherwise, it is possible that you are marked absent. If you miss a class, you are still responsible for the materials covered on that day. Please work with a fellow student to obtain any notes or to learn of additional activities from the missed class. All materials covered in class are subject to testing. Participation Language is a means to communicate and it is impossible to master a foreign language without extensive practice. This class is designed to provide you with that practice. Class time will be the time to practice and expand on material that you have already prepared outside of class - NOT to learn the material for the first time. It is crucial for the students to speak up (verbal practice) during class. It is important to learn from mistakes. Active classroom participation will be of value to your grade. We will be using class time to practice pattern drills, writing and using vocabulary. Your participation/performance will be assessed during each class period accordingly and a students grade can be marked down for lack of class participation. NO USE OF CELL PHONES OR TEXINTG DURING CLASS TIME. Urgent incoming calls should be handled outside the classroom to avoid disruption to the rest of the class. Note To be industrious, attentive, and eager to participate should be the rules for any student who learns in an institution of higher education. Chatting or being otherwise disruptive, as well as carrying yourself in an ill-mannered fashion will not be tolerated. After a reminder about appropriate classroom conduct, if you continue disrupting the class, you will be referred to the Dean of Students and dropped from the class. Please be respectful of your other classmates and me. Audio Materials To fully benefit from this course, you should practice using the audio materials as part of your preparation for every class. Audio materials train you in