Fall 96 GSIA 45-968
Intensive Technical Japanese II
TIME: MTWRF 8:30-10:20
UNITS: 12 units (not 3*5=15 or 4*5=20 units)
PLACE: IA 145 (Graduate School of Industrial Administration)
TEXTS: 1 is required. 2 and 3 are recommended (they may become required, though)
1. The Japanese for Busy People II, 1994. Association for Japanese-Language Teaching. Kodansha.
2. Basic Kanji Book 3rd ed. vol.1, 1989. Kano, Shimizu, Takenaka, and Ishii. Bonjinsha.
3. Basic Kanji Book 3rd ed. vol.2, 1989. Kano, Shimizu, Takenaka, and Ishii. Bonjinsha.
Office: PH110b (Porter Hall) 268-1895
Office: SC117 (Old Student Center) 268-5738
PREREQUISITE: GSIA45-987 Intensive Technical Japanese
(Spring96) or consent of instructors
(NOTE: For those who have not been enough exposed to the Japanese language,
we will provide on-line self-learning materials. In addition, they may need to
the Language Learning Resource Center (Porter Hall PH225c) to catch
up with other students.)
WHO CAN TAKE IT?: Anybody. Although this course is residing in
the Graduate School of Industrial
Administration and it is a graduate course, we are not going to
restrict it only to GSIA students and graduate students. Anybody is welcome if they are
willing to learn the Business and Technical Japanese language.
This is the second part of an intensive program in Japanese
for Technology and Management which was added in the Fall
of 1992 to the GSIA business course offerings. The two semester,
10 hours/week course is part of a Department of Defense-funded
initiative to develop Japanese language skills for U.S.
engineers and technical managers. The program provides
students from various campus units with a foundation
for the development of Japanese language skills needed to
function effectively in Japanese engineering and technical
management activities. At the completion of the two-course
sequence, the students have basic communicative skills in
spoken Japanese, as well as the cultural knowledge needed
to function productively in Japanese technology, business,
and management activities.
Topics Covered (tentative)
- Spoken Japanese
- Written Japanese
- Engineering materials in Japanese (mostly written)
- Business materials in Japanese (mostly written)
- Japanese processing on the computer and the Web
(including Japanese coding systems, HTML grammar,
and the use of some shareware, all at introductory level)
At least 70% of attendance is required. If attendance is
less than that, the grade will be automatically F, regardless
of the results of exams and quizzes.
There will be some exams and quizzes. The course will be first
graded on a 90-80-70 scale based on attendance and the results of exams and
quizzes. But as a final grade, either P(pass) or F(fail) is given.
Constant attendance will probably result in P(pass).
100-90=A 89-80=B 79-70=C 0-69=F (as an in-class grade)
A, B, or C = P F = F (as a final grade)
It is possible to get a letter grade upon request.
The materials listed below are mainly for the review of
the topics covered in the class. However, some of them
are advanced topics which will not be covered in the class.
These materials can be also used for self-learning of
(If your computer does not support Japanese, try
(shodouka) after each underlined name.
CAUTION: Recently, shodouka is often down.)
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