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Program provides training in the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing the language, and increases one’s familiarity with the Japanese language. From a vocational standpoint, the curriculum will provide a student with skills useful in translating, interpreting, teaching, linguistic or literary research, music, foreign trade, or missionary work. The major requires 26 units in Japanese, unless the student has completed two years of Japanese in high school (with a “C” average or better). In this case, the department will determine the courses necessary to complete the requirements.
Additional certification and/or credentialing may be required to obtain employment in the field.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.
Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.