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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Japanese Major, BA - Large Plan


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This major does not require a minor. Study abroad is recommended but not required for this major.

The Japanese Large Plan Major program guides students through the process of learning Japanese, and in doing so, fosters an appreciation of Japanese culture and history. In a broad sense, our program endeavors to help our students develop expanded intellectual horizons, an understanding of themselves, and improved communication and thinking skills, all through the study of the Japanese language.  With Japanese, students can find careers in the electronics and film industries, education, business, tourism, the military, the Foreign Service, and other areas. The US Government designates Japanese as a “critical” language. ROTC students may be eligible to receive scholarships or other benefits if they select this major.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Development of listening skills in target language at the intermediate level on the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale
  • Development of speaking skills in target language at the intermediate level on the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale
  • Development of reading skills in target language at the intermediate level on the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale
  • Development of writing skills in target language at the intermediate level on the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale
  • Development of pronunciation skills in the target language and metalinguistic terminology that describes oral production
  • Development of grammatical and metalinguistic competence in accordance with the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Acquire an overview of historical and cultural features of the country/countries in which the target language is spoken.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills. To ensure that students acquire and develop disciplined habits of critical thinking and creative expression, thus enabling students to make and communicate enlightened judgments.

Required Courses


Second-year Japanese Credits: 15


Composition, Grammar and Conversation Credits: 10


Department-approved Japanese Electives Credits: 35


(including those from study abroad institutions)

Total Credits: 60


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