Japanese 1100

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Elementary Japanese I

SYLLABUS

Fall Semester 2011


Japanese Studies Program

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Department of German and Russian Studies
443 Strickland Hall

University of Missouri
 

Columbia, Missouri 65211


Elementary Japanese I (Japanese 1100)


Instructors:

J. Martin Holman
443 Strickland Hall, Tel. (573) 882-3368
E-mail:    holmanma@missouri.edu
Office Hours:  TBA

Chieko Kellar
417 Strickland Hall
E-mail: kellarc@missouri.edu
Office Hours: TBA

Miwako Ishibashi
417 Strickland Hall
E-mail: ishibashim@missouri.edu
Office Hours: TBA


Required Texts:

Genki: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese--textbook and workbook

Sanseido's Daily Concise Japanese-English Dictionary

Japan Bilingual Map,   Kodansha International

COURSE OVERVIEW

The goals of Elementary Japanese I (J1100) include development of Japanese language skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students in the Elementary Japanese course will learn both phonetic writing systems--hiragana and katakana--in the first weeks of the course, then begin the longer process of learning to read and write kanji (Chinese characters). The course is also stresses the importance of cultural knowledge and skills necessary to function effectively in Japanese society. As students learn to teach themselves, they can acquire confidence to navigate linguistically outside the controlled language environment of the classroom with the goal of living and studying (and/or working) in Japan.

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING:

Exams                                    2 x   50                  100
                                               4 x 150                   600

Participation,  Homework,
Special Assignments                                              50

Quizzes                                                                 250

Total                                                                             1000 

Quizzes: No make-up quizzes will be given except in extreme cases of health problems or bereavement.

Absence Policy: After four unexcused absences, 5 points will be deducted from the student's semester total for each unexcused absence. Any student who whose unexcused absences total more than six may be dropped from the course by the instructor without notice.

 
                  Letter grades will be assigned according to Departmental grading policy as follows:

                        PERCENTAGE                         LETTER GRADE                                    

                                    98-100%                                      A+                                                                        
                                    93-97.9%                                     A                                                                        
                                    90-92.9%                                     A-                                                                        
                                    88-89.9%                                     B+                                                                        
                                    83-87.9%                                     B                                                                        
                                    80-82.9%                                     B-
                                                                       
                                    78-79.9%                                     C+                                                                        
                                    73-77.9%                                     C                                                                        
                                    70-72.9%                                     C-
                                                                       
                                    68-69.9%                                     D+                                                                        
                                    63-67.9%                                     D                                                                        
                                    60-62.9%                                     D-
                                                                       
                                    59.9% & BELOW                       F
 

Civility and Classroom Expectations

This class is designed as a participatory community. Students who disrupt the community by their words or actions (rude, obscene or disrespectful speech, or disruptive behavior) will be removed from class. The classroom is also a public space, requiring more formal comportment than inside your own home. The wearing of caps, hats, hoods, or immodest or otherwise inappropriate clothing is prohibited. Students are permitted to bring and consume beverages, but eating is not allowed in the classroom.

Technology in the Classroom:

In keeping with the goals of civility and minimizing disruptions to the class, it is expected that students will turn off all electronic devices during class. This includes cell phones, electronic games, music players in their various guises, and also laptop computers. (Pacemakers and iron lungs are exempted from this prohibition.) As a language class, our goal is the acquisition of knowledge and skills unmediated by electronics.

Course Policy Regarding Academic Dishonesty

Academic integrity is fundamental to the activities and principles of a university. All members of the academic community must be confident that each person's work has been responsibly and honorably acquired, developed, and presented. Any effort to gain an advantage not given to all students is dishonest whether or not the effort is successful. The academic community regards breaches of the academic integrity rules as extremely serious matters. Sanctions for such a breach may include academic sanctions from the instructor, including failing the course for any violation, to disciplinary sanctions ranging from probation to expulsion. When in doubt about plagiarism, paraphrasing, quoting, collaboration, or any other form of cheating, consult the course instructor. 

Intellectual Pluralism

The University community welcomes intellectual diversity and respects student rights. Students who have questions concerning the quality of instruction in this class may address concerns to either the Departmental Chair or Divisional leader or Director of the Office of Students Rights and Responsibilities (http://osrr.missouri.edu/). All students will have the opportunity to submit an anonymous evaluation of the instructors at the end of the course.

Students with ADA Needs

If you need accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information to share with me, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please inform me immediately. Please see me privately after class, or at my office.

To request academic accommodations (for example, a notetaker), students must also register with the Office of Disability Services, (http://disabilityservices.missouri.edu), S5 Memorial Union, 882-4696. It is the campus office responsible for reviewing documentation provided by students requesting academic accommodations, and for accommodations planning in cooperation with students and instructors, as needed and consistent with course requirements. For other MU resources for students with disabilities, click on "Disability Resources" on the MU homepage. 


Fall 2005 Course Calendar

Japanese 1100

Some dates are tentative and subject to change. Please check back for updates to the calendar.

 
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