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Spring 2016 Pennsylvania State University Japanese 110: Level Two Japanese B 1. Instructors Section Name Email Phone Office Office Hour 2 Haruko Iwami hui3 867-3421 202 Old Botany T & W 2:30-3:20 or by appointment 1, 3 Mami Tanaka mzt11 867-4967 202E Old Botany M & F 2:30-3:20 or by appointment 2. Time and Place Section Time Classroom 001 M W F 1:25 PM - 2:15 PM 005 Life Sciences Bldg T R 1:25 PM - 2:15 PM 014 Life Sciences Bldg 002 M W F 10:10 AM - 11:00 AM 103 Walker Bldg T R 10:10 AM - 11:00 AM 218 Hosler 003 M W F 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM 207 Hammond Bldg T 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM 211 Nurs Sci R 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM 204 Sackett Bldg 3. Course Description This is a four credit course designed for those who have completed Japanese 003, Level Two Japanese A, or its equivalent. The course focuses on the mastery of the elementary to intermediate grammatical structures of the Japanese language through aural-oral practices and aims to develop the four basic skills in Japanese: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The last five lessons of the Genki II textbook will be covered. Approximately fifty words and expressions, sixteen kanji characters, and several grammatical structures will be introduced in each lesson. The course will also introduce aspects of Japanese culture and customs, knowledge of which is necessary to behave in a socio-culturally appropriate manner. In addition to the four class hours per week, students should expect to spend up to an additional eight hours per week studying, practicing, and completing assignments outside class. Class time will be used mainly for application exercises, which are conducted entirely in Japanese. 4. Placement Policy and Auditing Students who have acquired knowledge of Japanese language by means other than course work (e.g., family background, travel or study in Japan, participation in noncredit summer language programs, etc.) may enroll in a Japanese language course only with permission of the coordinator of Japanese Program (Haruko Iwami, firstname.lastname@example.org). Once students have been placed in a course, they may not receive credit for a lower-level course. Please see University Bulletin for further information. http://bulletins.psu.edu/bulletins/bluebook/general_information.cfm?section=Placement2 Before scheduling an audit, pleaes obtain instructor’s approval and discuss requirements. Please read “Auditing a Course (AU).” http://handbook.psu.edu/content/auditing-a-course 1 Spring 2016 5. Learning Materials All students are required to have their own copy of the following textbook, workbook, and their accompanying CDs. They are available for purchase at: The Penn State University Bookstore, (814)863-0205, http://psu.bncollege.com Genki II Textbook [Second Edition] (The Japan Times) Genki II Workbook [Second Edition] (The Japan Times) Internet access is required. Students must practice with the audio and videos, record performances on video, and submit them online. Some materials will be available in ANGEL. Homework from the workbook is accepted only on the original pages. Photocopies will not be accepted. 6. Evaluation The grades for the course will be determined as follows: Class Performance 30% Lesson Tests 20% (5% x 4) Assignments 20% (paper assignments: 12%; on-line assignments: 8%) Quizzes 12% Final exam 11% (written: 8%; oral: 3%) Blog 7% The letter grades for the course will be assigned as follows: A 93% B 83% C 70% A- 90% B- 80% D 60% B+ 87% C+ 75% F Below 59% Please check your grades regularly at ANGEL https://cms.psu.edu/default.asp. It is your responsibility to notify the instructor of any errors. 7. Class Attendance Regular class attendance is one of the most important ways that students learn and understand course materials. It is a critical element of student success (Policy 42-27 Class attendance). Accordingly, it is the policy of the Japanese program that the overall grade will be reduced by one grade (A to A-, C to D, etc.) for every seven missed classes at the end of semester. Being tardy will count toward absence. This policy applies regardless the legitimacy of the reason. In addition, it applies whether the students make up for missed classes or not. The rationale is that students are studying the language to communicate with others and a make-up with an instructor does not replace the fifty minute exposure to the language with peers in class. 2 Spring 2016 Instructors should provide, within reason, the opportunity to make up work for students who miss class for regularly scheduled, University-approved curricular and extracurricular activities (such as Martin Luther King Day of Service, field trips, debate trips, choir trips, and athletic contests). In addition, instructors should provide, within reason, the opportunity to make up work for students who miss class for post-graduate, career-related interviews when there is no opportunity for students to re-schedule these opportunities (such as employment and graduate school final interviews.) In both cases, students should inform instructors in advance and discuss the implications of any absence. Missing class, even for a legitimate purpose, may mean that there is work that cannot be made up, hurting the student’s grade in the class. Likewise, students should be prepared to provide documentation for participation in University- approved activities, as well as for career-related interviews, when requested by the instructor. Instructors also should provide, within reason, the opportunity to make up work for students who miss classes for other legitimate but unavoidable reasons. Legitimate, unavoidable reasons are those such as illness, injury, military service, family emergency, or religious observance. Again, it should be recognized that not all work can be “made-up” and that absences can affect student performance in a class. If an evaluative event will be missed due to an unavoidable absence, the student should contact the instructor as soon as the unavoidable absence is known to discuss ways to make up the work. An instructor might not consider an unavoidable absence legitimate if the student does not contact the instructor before the evaluative event. Students will be held responsible for using only legitimate, unavoidable reasons for requesting a make-up in the event of a missed class or evaluative event. Requests for missing class or an evaluative event due to reasons that are based on false claims may be considered violations of the policy on Academic Integrity (Policy 49-20). Evaluative events for this course are class performance, assignments, quizzes, lesson tests, and exams. 8. Class Performance Please come to class well-prepared and actively participate in class. Performance in each class will be graded based on the grading policy statement below. Grading Policy Statement The general goal in language classes is culturally coherent performance of the language, that is, speaking, writing, and responding to speech in ways in which natives of that culture expect people to speak, write, and respond. The native we have in mind is a person who is unaccustomed to communicating with foreigners. Given a particular situation (time, place, occasion, social relation), natives of any culture will have certain expectations about other people's language: expectations about what sorts of things might be said or written, which words one might choose in doing so, how one might pronounce, write, and structure those words in grammar, and how all of these fit with how one relates socially and in physical space (posture, etc.) to others. When language is performed in ways that fit such expectations, it is culturally coherent. You can repair (restate, correct) what you've said in culturally coherent ways, too. The Japanese language program uses scoring of class performance as its key means of evaluating student achievement. In every class hour for which preparation to perform is assigned, you will be evaluated with a score ranging from 0 to 4+, according to the following principles. 3 Spring 2016 4+ Performance is fully culturally coherent, that is, would present no difficulty, discomfort, or puzzlement in interaction with a native. Repair (restating or correcting yourself, requesting clarification, etc.) is self-managed. 4 Performance is superior, for the most part culturally coherent. There is little about it to create difficulties, discomfort, or puzzlement in interaction with a native. However, there is some aspect of the performance to make interaction less than maximally coherent for a native. Most repair is self-managed. 3.5 Performance is good: few aspects of it create difficulties, discomfort, or puzzlement in communicating with a native. Self-managed repair alone, however, is not sufficient; you also require occasional repair/correction from another (= instructor, classmate, etc.). 3 Performance enables communication, but also presents several clear-cut sources of difficulty, discomfort, or puzzlement in communicating with a native. Repair is largely a matter of correcting problems, and correction comes mostly from others. 2.5 Performance creates definite obstacles to communication, which usually involve more than simple discomfort. Utterances would cause puzzlement that the native is at a loss to resolve ("What is s/he trying to say?"). Repair requires multiple, often repeated, correction and guidance from another. 2 Clearly not in control of assigned material. Performance shows many problems that would create difficulties, discomfort, and puzzlement in communicating with a native. Communication is achieved only with repeated correction and guidance from another. 1 Attended class, but either (1) chose not to participate (for this option, notify your instructor before class begins), or (2) failed to perform with any culturally viable degree of competence. 0 Absent Adapted from http://deall.osu.edu/programs/undergrad/japanese/objectives-and-means If you are late or leave early and miss a significant part of a session, class performance score will be reduced. If you are absent, the score will be zero. Students may request make-ups in accordance with Class Attendance above. 9. Quizzes, Tests, and Exams There will be quizzes, lesson tests, a midterm exam, and a final exam (oral and written). Students are responsible for all material covered up to the point of testing. Please note that discussing the content of quizzes, tests, and exams with a student who has not taken them is a violation of academic integrity. Students may request make-ups in accordance with Class Attendance above. You must take the make-up, if approved, within two days of your return. The scores from make-ups will be reduced to 80%. 10. Assignments Refer to the schedule for due dates of assignments. Changes and additions to assignments may be announced in class or via email. Assignments to be submitted in class are due at the beginning of class as specified in the schedule and will not be accepted if completed during class. Assignments to be submitted online are due at 4:00 a.m. of the specified date. Paper assignments will be accepted until the beginning of the next class. Scores for assignments submitted late will be reduced by 50%. Online assignments will not be accepted late. You may submit assignments earlier than the due date. 4 Spring 2016 If you miss a class in accordance with Class Attendance above, discuss due dates for missed assignments with the instructor as soon as the unavoidable absence is known. Please assume every assignment is for individuals—not for groups. Collaboration on assignments is not allowed unless otherwise instructed. Presenting someone else’s work as if it were your own is a violation of academic integrity. Letting someone copy your work is also a violation. 11. Appropriateness in Classroom Please do not eat food, chew gum, or drink coffee during class. Cell phones and other devices must be turned off during class. Please do not wear a hat in classroom. Please properly greet your instructor and classmates in and out of class. Please speak Japanese in and out of class. Students may not speak English in class unless otherwise instructed. If you would like to ask questions in English, please do so after class. 12. Tutoring at Penn State Learning Tutoring in Japanese 110 is available at Penn State Learning. For more information, please go to its web site. http://pennstatelearning.psu.edu/tutoring/chinese-japanese-and-korean 13. Academic Integrity Penn State defines academic integrity as the pursuit of scholarly activity in an open, honest and responsible manner. All students should act with personal integrity, respect other students’ dignity, rights and property, and help create and maintain an environment in which all can succeed through the fruits of their efforts (Faculty Senate Policy 49-20). Dishonesty of any kind will not be tolerated in this course. Dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarizing, fabricating information or citations, facilitating acts of academic dishonesty by others, having unauthorized possession of examinations, submitting work of another person or work previously used without informing the instructor, or tampering with the academic work of other students. When academic misconduct is suspected, instructor will follow the procedures described at http://www.psu.edu/oue/aappm/G-9-academic-integrity.html. Students who are found to be dishonest will receive academic sanctions and will be reported to the Office of Judicial Affairs for possible further disciplinary sanctions. 14. Disability The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities and is committed to the policy that all people shall have equal access to programs, facilities, and admissions without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation in this course or have questions about physical access, please tell the instructor as soon as possible. For information on Disability Services at Penn State, go to http://www.equity.psu.edu/ods/. 5 Spring 2016 15. Major and Minor in Japanese and Study Abroad Both Japanese major and minor are offered at Penn State. For major and minor advising, contact Academic Advisers Magdalena Rohling (160A Burrowes, email@example.com) as below. Drop-in advising hours during drop/add period 8:30-11:30 and 1:30-3:30 Drop-in advising after drop/add period Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 and Fridays 9:30-11:30 Advising with appointments Scheduling: http://www.la.psu.edu/advising-appt/ For general information on study abroad, visit Global Programs at https://global.psu.edu/going-abroad. For consulting in Japanese and Asian Studies, contact Director of Undergraduate Studies Jessamyn Abel (201C Old Botany, firstname.lastname@example.org, 814-865-3931) 6
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