Certificate in Japanese Language and Culture

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 (18 units)

Proficiency in Japanese equal to JAPN 1112 or equivalent. 

Note: Entering students with previous training in Japanese or those who are heritage/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 1111 , JAPN 1112 and JAPN 1102 which will not count toward the 18-unit requirement for the certificate.

Lower-Division Core (8)
JAPN 2111Second Year College Japanese A4
JAPN 2112Second Year College Japanese B4
Upper-Division Core (4)
Three units chosen from:3
Japanese Communication
Japanese Media
Business Japanese
Japanese Literature
One unit chosen from:1
Japanese Conversation Lab
Japanese Writing Lab
Elective (9)
Three units chosen from3
Japanese Calligraphy
JAPN 3100Analysis of Japanese Culture through Film3
Three units chosen from Upper-Division Core or chosen from:3
Conversation in Japanese
Advanced Conversation in Japanese
May include no more than 3 units chosen from:
Study Abroad in Japan
Study Abroad in Japan
Study Abroad in Japan
Community Service Project
Community Service Project
Community Service Project
Total Units21