Jul 22, 2024  
University Catalog 2021-2022 
University Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Japanese, B.A.

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.

The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese is 120 units, of which 43 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 (43 units)

A total of 43 units are required, including at least 16 units earned in residence at Cal State L.A.  Elementary and intermediate Japanese (JAPN 1001, 1002, 1011, 1012, 2001, 2002, 2012), or an equivalent level of proficiency, are prerequisite to the major. All students take a required common core of 22 units and 21 units of electives for a total of 43 units.

Lower Division Required Courses (3 units)