Japanese 2B Syllabus

http://www.humanities.uci.edu/eastasian/japanese/image/Cut/CUT_012.GIFJapanese 2B Syllabushttp://www.humanities.uci.edu/eastasian/japanese/image/Cut/CUT_012.GIF
Winter 2015
Instructor Office Hours



Office Hours





Eiko (Haraguchi) Sithi-Amnuai

Tue.,Wed., & Thu. 12:00-1:00 or by appointment at HIB 375



*E-mails are checked between the hours of 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays only.
*As a courtesy, when requesting a recommendation letter, you must give your instructor at least two weeks notice in advance. You must have your statement of purpose/personal statement/essay ready at the time of request. Also, it would be appreciated if you would eventually let your instructor know the result of her efforts with an e-mail.
Course Description:
The objective of the Japanese 2A-2B-2C series is to help students to improve their communication skills in more complicated situations and on more abstract topics, and to foster students in becoming competent and culturally-literate users of Japanese. Students will not only learn about Japanese culture and society, but are also expected to acquire and construct knowledge of the culture on their own and express their thoughts and opinions regarding these issues by the end of the series. Students will learn more advanced grammatical patterns and useful expressions in Japanese and expand their vocabulary. Approximately 300 more Kanji will be introduced.
1. Textbook: For Intermediate Learners of Japanese, Japan through My Eyes
ISBN 978-4-13-082018-9

2 . Audio Files: http://www.utp.or.jp/myeyes/
3 . Dictionaries: on-line dictionaries such as alc, chuuta, kantango, pop jisho, rikai or Jim Breen's Website; any type of Electronic Dictionary (including the Nintendo DS system); the "Kotoba" dictionary that can be downloaded onto the iPhone/ iTouch/iPad; dictionaries in print
Course Requirements and Evaluation Grading:
1. 5 Quizzes.................................................20%
2. Tests……………………………………20%
3. Homework/ classroom participation...….10%
4. Speaking activities……………………...10%
5. In class writing …………………………..5%
6. Final presentation (10%) and Final Exams (25%)…….35%
Attendance: Points will be subtracted from your final score (0.5% per absence) for unexcused absences and tardiness.

Above 96%...A+




Above 93%...A




Above 90%...A-







Below 59%...F

Add/Drop/Change Grade Policy: A student may either drop a course or change their Grade P/NP option with no additional signatures necessary until the end of the second week of classes, while a student may add a course with no additional signatures necessary until the end of the third week. After that, the student will need to obtain permission from the School of Humanities with the petition form. See the link for additional information.
Class Participation: When a student is observed not eagerly participating in class activities (talking in English, studying for other classes, taking a nap, etc.), some points (1-10%) will be subtracted from their final score.

Excused Absences: Absences can be excused in cases of illness, family emergency, and other unforeseeable incidents beyond the control of a student. You must inform your instructor within 12 hours by e-mail as to why you were prevented from attending class. A signed note from a person who can verify the reason for the absence (e.g., a note from a doctor in case of illness) and his/her phone number are required.

Tardies: Students are expected to be on time each day for class. Each time 3 tardies have been accumulated, an equivalent of one absence penalty (0.5%) will be subtracted from the final point total.
Make-up Test Policy: Make-up tests will not be permitted, unless you inform your instructor within 12 hours by e-mail that you were prevented from attending class on a test/quiz day due to some unforeseen circumstance or dire emergency. A make-up quiz/exam is allowed only once per Quarter.
* You can access the audio files through http://www.utp.or.jp/myeyes/
*The answer key for the Textbook assignments is sent by e-mail. Check your answers with the answer key before turning in your homework. If you have a particular section of the homework assignment that you either had difficulty with or had some question about, mark that section with a red pen so that it is easily noticeable by the instructor, and the instructor will give you some hints to help you understand it better. All homework must be done carefully, thoughtfully, and completely for full credit.
* If you want any part of your kanji homework to be corrected, please write your practice double-spaced and mark the section(s) with a red pen clearly. If you want the entire kanji homework to be corrected, please circle your name with a red pen.
* Write your name in Japanese.
* Please staple your entire homework together and turn it in at the beginning of the class.
* Late homework will be accepted with a 10% deduction.
In Class Writing:
* In 2A-B-C, you will be assigned one in class writing per Quarter. In order to nurture and improve your ability to write accurately and clearly in Japanese, you are encouraged to have your draft corrected by a native speaker. If you plan ahead, you can also have your draft checked by your instructor, as long as it is up to the DAY BEFORE the due date (no same-day checking allowed). And we REQUIRE that you have your initial draft corrected FIRST either by meeting with a native speaker or utilizing an on-line correction site, such as LANG-8 or GOOGLEDOCS and then bring the draft that you corrected to your instructor for further feedback.
* Try to get to know a native speaker on campus (there are many students from Japan taking ESL courses, here as exchange students, members of the Communication Club and JSA-Japan Students' Association, etc.). Your instructor will also be offering you some assistance in this as the opportunity arises.


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