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Program Type: AA Degree

Division: C & I Committee Member - Non-Faculty

Program Description:
Responsible Division: Languages

The Japanese program offers a broad spectrum of courses, ranging from language instruction to studies of civilization, culture, literature, and the arts. Language courses focus on all four skills—--reading and listening comprehension, writing, and speaking. Non-language courses provide training in critical thinking while exploring cultural and literary themes in a historical context. The purpose of this major is twofold: to develop proficiency in written and spoken communication as well as to foster an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity. The skills acquired will prepare students to pursue careers in education, journalism, business, linguistics, art, music, and international relations.

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting literature and writing courses, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

Requirements for the major in Japanese
(18 units minimum)

Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Students must complete a minimum of eighteen (18) units selected from the courses listed below.

Required Units in the Major:    18

Required Courses
  Requirements for the major in Japanese (18 units)
JAPN 002 - ELEMENTARY JAPANESE (5.0 units)
  JAPN 003 - INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE (5.0 units)
  JAPN 004 - INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE (5.0 units)
  JAPN 005 - ADVANCED READING AND COMPOSITION (3.0 units)
  JAPN 008A - INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE CONVERSATION (2.0 units)
  JAPN 008B - INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE CONVERSATION (2.0 units)
  JAPN 009A - JAPANESE CONVERSATION (2.0 units)
  JAPN 009B - JAPANESE CONVERSATION (2.0 units)
  JAPN 009C - JAPANESE CONVERSATION (2.0 units)
  JAPN 010 - JAPANESE CIVILIZATION (3.0 units)
  JAPN 011 - INSIDE JAPAN (1.0 units)
  JAPN 012 - JAPANESE LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION (3.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives

None