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University Catalog 2013-2014 (ARCHIVED CATALOG) 
    
University Catalog 2013-2014 (ARCHIVED CATALOG) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Japanese, B.A.


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The program in Japanese includes a major for the Bachelor of Arts degree and a minor. The program places emphasis on the development of functional communicative skills in Japanese and offers in-depth study of Japanese literature, language, and civilization.

Acquiring functional skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture gives students direct access to the Japanese people and society, enabling them to better understand and interact with the people of Japan today. The study of Japanese literature, language, and civilization broadens intellectual horizons, fosters appreciation of cultural and linguistic diversity, and helps equip students to take their place as global citizens of the twenty-first century.

Students who wish to qualify for the Single-Subject credential should note the requirements described below, and are referred to the Charter College of Education  section of the Undergraduate Studies: General Information  for regulations governing all teaching credential programs.

The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese is 180 units, of which 78 or 82 units are in the major. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.

Requirements for the Major


General Option (66 units)


A total of 66 units are required, including at least 24 units earned in residence at Cal State L.A. elementary and intermediate Japanese (JAPN 100A , JAPN 100B , & JAPN 100C  or JAPN 200A , JAPN 200B , & JAPN 200C ), or an equivalent level of proficiency, are prerequisite to the major. All students take a required common core of 54 units and 12 units of electives for a total of 66 units.

Single-Subject Matter Preparation Option (82 units)


A total of 82 units are required, including at least 24 units earned in residence at Cal State L.A. elementary and intermediate Japanese (JAPN 100A , JAPN 100B , JAPN 100C  or JAPN 200A , JAPN 200B , & JAPN 200C  ), or an equivalent level of proficiency, are prerequisite to the major. All students take a required common core of 66 units and 12 units of electives for a total of 78 units. Students seeking the Single-Subject Matter Preparation program in Japanese are required to take ML 396  (4 units) for a total of 82 units.

Lower Division Required Courses (13 units)

One year (three quarters) of the first-year college level language studies other than English and the target language (Japanese) is required prior to graduation. (12)

Additional Required Course for the Single-Subject Matter Preparation Program (4 units)

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