Student Learning Outcomes for Japanese:
Students will be able to:
Engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
Interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
Discuss the relationship between the practices and perspectives of Japanese culture.
Analyze a specific topic from a variety of sources written in Japanese about a topic (treatment of the elderly, varieties of theatrical performance, political philosophy, etc.) using a variety of sources written in Japanese.
Compare the nature of Japanese.
Japanese majors are expected to complete a minimum of 40 credits in the language, 12 of which may be earned in one of the three department-approved study-abroad programs in Japan.
Students with no background in Japanese are advised to enroll in this program at the first semester of their study at the College. Those with a previous background in Japanese must take a placement test to determine their proficiency level in the language.
Japanese majors must study abroad for two semesters, and the courses taken abroad may be substituted for two of the courses listed below. However, in exceptional cases, certain double majors who can prove that they cannot otherwise satisfy all requirements of both majors may apply for a substitution of one semester for the two-semester, study-abroad requirement, in which case the courses taken abroad would count for one of the courses listed below. Any double majors granted this exception must pass an exit exam, equivalent to the Level 3 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test of the Japan Foundation.
Students are advised to study abroad in their junior year.
After completing the required course work, Japanese majors must pass an exit exam, equivalent to the Level 3 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) of the Japan Foundation.