Certificate in Japanese Language and Culture

Requirements (28 units)

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Certificate Requirements

Proficiency in Japanese equal to JAPN 103 or equivalent. Entering students with previous training in Japanese or those who are native speakers should contact the Department of World Languages and Literatures for information about placement and credit by examination. Students with no prior exposure to Japanese must complete JAPN 101, JAPN 102, and JAPN 103 which will not count toward the 28-unit requirement for the certificate.

Lower-division requirements (16)
JAPN 201Second Year College Japanese I4
JAPN 202Second Year College Japanese II4
JAPN 203Second Year College Japanese III4
Four units chosen from:4
Japanese Calligraphy
Conversation in Japanese
Japanese Business Culture
Japanese Literature in Translation
Upper-division requirements (12)
Eight units chosen from:8
Third-Year College Japanese
Third- Year College Japanese II
Third-Year Japanese III
Advanced Conversation
Four units chosen from:4
Introduction to Japanese Literature
Language in Japanese Society
Analysis of Japanese Culture through the Study of Film
Community Service Project
Community Service Project
Total Units28