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Japanese Major and Minor Requirements

For more detailed information, refer to the University Catalogue of your entering year.
 

Requirements for a Major in Japanese

The major in Japanese consists of 32 or 36 semester hours of study in the target language, depending on the student’s point of entry into the program. Students who have passed the Mount Union proficiency test must complete 32 semester hours.  Those who have not passed the University of Mount Union proficiency test must complete 36 semester hours.  Every language major must complete a minimum of 6 semester hours in a department-approved study abroad program as part of the total hours for the major.  At least two 300-level courses and one 400-level course, one of which must be completed on the Mount Union campus, are required of all students. 

Requirements for a Minor in Japanese

The minor in Japanese consists of 16 or 20 semester hours of study in the target language, depending on the student’s point of entry into the program. Students who have passed the Mount Union proficiency test are required to complete 16 semester hours.  Those who have not passed the University of Mount Union proficiency test must complete 20 semester hours.  No more than 4 semester hours of departmental credit for courses taught in English may count toward the minor.

Course Options

  • Elementary Japanese I
  • Elementary Japanese II
  • Japanese Conversation
  • Japanese Composition
  • Japanese through Popular Culture
  • Japanese through Film
  • Travel Seminar
  • Reading in Japanese
  • Topics in Japanese Literature
  • The Peoples and Cultures of Contemporary Japan
  • Japanese Conversation and Composition Practicum
  • Advanced Japanese Language & Culture
  • A Cultural Study of Japan
  • Advanced Readings in Japanese
  • Japanese for the Professions
  • Japanese Translation
  • Methods of Teaching Japanese
  • Practicum in the Teaching of Japanese
  • Teaching Japanese in the Elementary School
  • Advanced Special Topics
  • Teaching Assistant Practicum – Japanese