Maricopa Community Colleges  JPN101   19886-19945 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 06/02/87
JPN101 19886-19945 L+L 5 Credit(s) 6 Period(s)
Elementary Japanese I
Basic grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary of the Japanese language. Emphasis on Katakana, Hiragana, and Kanji. Includes study of the Japanese culture. Practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Prerequisites: None.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
JPN101   19886-19945 Elementary Japanese I
1. Identify and use Japanese sounds and writing systems, including KATAKANA, HIRAGANA, and KANJI. (I)
2. Identify and use the MASU Form in reading and writing the normal-style statement. (II)
3. Identify and use the interrogatives DOKO, NANI, and KA in reading and writing. (III)
4. Use MASHOO in making propositions. (IV)
5. Identify the location and existence of inanimate and animate objects. (V)
6. Identify and use the interrogatives DARE and DONATA in reading and writing. (VI)
7. Identify and use verbs, to include the Copula, adjectival derivatives, plain affirmative and negative imperfects, expectations, intentions, and purpose of actions. (VII)
8. Identify and use modifiers, to include adjectival nouns and Copula, adjectives and Copula, adverbs, adjectival nouns modifying nouns, and adjectives modifying nouns. (VIII)
9. Identify and use DESHOO in making presumptions. (IX)
10. Identify and use Japanese terms to describe one's own family and others' families. (X)
11. Identify and use the interrogative DOOSHITE in reading and writing. (XI)
12. Count in Japanese from 0 to 1,000,000, using the counters of MAI, NIN, and SAI. (XII)
13. Demonstrate the ability to relate responses given to and by, and received from superiors, levels, and inferiors. (XIII)
14. Use the TE Form to describe the polite imperative. (XIV)
15. Identify and use the sentence connectors of KARA, SOREKARA, and SORENI in reading and writing. (XV)
16. Demonstrate proper pronunciation, intonation, and accent of the Japanese language. (XVI)
17. Describe the basic aspects of Japanese custom and culture. (XVII)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
JPN101   19886-19945 Elementary Japanese I
    I. Introduction to Japanese Sounds and Writing Systems
        A. English-Borrowed Words and Their Japanese Pronunciation
        B. The Sound System
        C. KATAKANA Syllabary
        D. KIRAGANA Syllabary
        E. KANJI: Chinese Characters
      II. MASU Form: The Normal-Style Statement
          A. MASU: Affirmative Imperfect
          B. MASEN: Negative Imperfect
          C. MASHITA: Affirmative Perfect
          D. MASENDESHITA: Negative Perfect
          E. Predicate Extender IMASU (-ing): TE Form + IMASU
          F. Be Possible, Can Do: DEKIMASU
            1. Dictionary form KOTO GA DEKIMASU
            2. Noun GA DEKIMASU
        III. Interrogatives: DOKO, NANI, KA
            A. Question Particle KA
            B. DOKO: Where
            C. NANI: What
          IV. Making Propositions: MASHOO: Let's Do-
            V. Location and Existence
                A. ARIMASU: Inanimate Objects
                B. IMASU: Animate Objects
              VI. Interrogatives: DARE and DONATA
                  A. DARE: Who (Normal Statement)
                  B. DONATA: Who (Polite)
                VII. Verbs
                    A. DESU: The Copula (Be)
                      1. DESU: affirmative imperfect
                      2. DE WA ARIMASEN JAA ARIMASEN: negative imperfect
                      3. DESHITA: affirmative perfect
                      4. DEWA ARIMASEN DESHITA JAA ARIMASENDESHITA: negative perfect
                    B. TAI Form: Adjectival Derivative (Want to) (Verb Stem + TAI DESU)
                    C. Plain Affirmative (Dictionary Form) and Plain Negative Imperfect
                      1. Plain affirmative: AGERU, ARU, KURU, etc.
                      2. Plain negative: AGENAI, NAI, KONAI, etc.
                    D. Expectation: HAZU DESU
                      1. Plain affirmative
                      2. Negative
                      3. Imperfect + HAZU DESU
                    E. Intention: TSUMORI DESU
                      1. Plain affirmative
                      2. Negative
                      3. Imperfect + TSUMORI DESU
                    F. Purpose of Action (Stem Form + NI + Motion Verb)
                  VIII. Modifiers
                      A. Adjectival Nouns + Copula
                      B. Adjectives + Copula
                        1. -I DESU
                        2. -KU ARIMASEN
                        3. -KATTA DESU
                        4. -KU ARIMASEN DESHITA
                      C. Adverbs
                        1. Adverb + Predicate
                        2. TOTEMO: very
                        3. TAITEI: often
                        4. ITSUMO: always
                        5. CHOTTO: a little
                        6. SUGU: right away, etc.
                      D. Adjectival Noun Modifying Noun (Adjectival Noun + NA + Noun)
                      E. Adjective Modifying Noun (Adjective + Noun)
                    IX. DESHOO: Presumption
                        A. Adjective + DESHOO
                        B. Adjectival Nouns + DESHOO
                      X. Family Terms
                          A. Family Terms for Own Family
                          B. Family Terms for Others' Families
                        XI. Interrogative: DOOSHITE: Why, How Come
                          XII. Numerals
                              A. 0-1,000,000
                              B. Counters
                                1. MAI: thin flat objects
                                2. NIN: people
                                3. SAI: age, etc.
                            XIII. Giving and Receiving
                                A. Give to the Superior: SASHIAGEMASU Level: AGEMASU Inferior: YARIMASU
                                B. Receive from the Superior: ITADAKIMASU Level: MORAIMASU Inferior: MORAIMASU
                                C. Given by the Superior: KUDASAIMASU Level: MORAIMASU Inferior: KUREMASU
                              XIV. TE Form: Polite Imperative: -TE KUDASAI
                                XV. Sentence Connectors
                                  XVI. Vocabulary and Speaking
                                    XVII. Introduction to Basic Aspects of Japanese Custom and Culture
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