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.