Fall 2023 - JAPN 110 D100

Japanese II (3)

Class Number: 6826

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Wed, Fri, 2:30–4:20 p.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 13, 2023
    Wed, 7:00–10:00 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    JAPN 100 or equivalent. Students who took Japanese courses in secondary school and/or with previous knowledge of Japanese may need to be evaluated for placement into JAPN 110 or higher level of courses and are required to contact the instructor before enrollment.



Follows JAPN 100. Students will acquire elementary conversational skills and basic reading ability. Students successfully completing the course attain proficiency equivalent to the level N5 Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Students enrolled directly into JAPN 200 may not take this course for credit. Students with credit for JAPN 101 may not take this course for further credit.


This course is the continuation of JAPN 100 and the second half of first year Japanese. It covers L7 to L12 in the textbook, GENKI Volume I. Within the course, 87 Kanji will be covered. Longer dialogues are introduced, as well as short reading and writing practices. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to communicate in grammatically correct ways using a wide-ranging vocabulary. Students completing the course successfully should reach proficiency level equivalent to those found on the level N5 Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Nouryoku shiken N5- 600 vocabulary and 100 kanji).

NOTE: Tutorials start in week one and all students are required to attend class. Failure to attend the first week of classes will result in withdrawal from the course.


  • In Class Quizzes 12%
  • Online Quizzes 12%
  • Shadowing recording 6%
  • Compositions 6%
  • Midterm & Oral 1 15%
  • Guidebook project 18%
  • Final exam (15%) & Oral 2 25%
  • Workbook 6%


Grading Scale

100 – 96 = A+      86 – 83 = B+      74 –70 = C+           58 – 50 = D
95 – 91 = A          82 – 79 = B         69 – 65 = C            49 – 0 = F
90 – 87 = A-         78 – 75 = B-       64 – 59 = C-



Banno, E., Y. Ohno, Y. Sakane, and C. Shinagawa, eds. GENKI Volume I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese. The Japan Times, 2020 (3rd Edition). ISBN-13 : 978-4789017305

Banno, E., Y. Ohno, Y. Sakane, and C. Shinagawa, eds. GENKI Volume I, Workbook: An Integrated Course in Elementary

Japanese. The Japan Times, 2020 (3rd Edition). ISBN-13 : 978-4789017312


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Registrar Notes:


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