Academic Catalog

Japanese

Program Description

The study of Japanese is an excellent choice for students in the Bay Area since a considerable amount of business and trade occurs with Japan by California industries. The electronics industry is especially interested in employing persons who speak Japanese and are familiar with Japanese customs. It is an excellent major or minor for those who plan graduate work in business, electronics or law.

Learn more about the program on the Japanese website.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • The student will be able to communicate with native speakers of Japanese, using the appropriate language, styles, sensitivity and level of respectfulness in various situations.
  • The student will demonstrate knowledge of Japanese society, culture and history, and will be able to analyze and discuss cultural differences and similarities.

Award Type(s)

  • AA = Associate in Arts Degree

Units Required

  • Major: 40

Associate Degree Requirements

English Proficiency
Select one of the following:
ENGL 1ACOMPOSITION & READING5
ENGL 1AHHONORS COMPOSITION & READING5
ENGL 1S
ENGL 1T
INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING
and INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING
8
or equivalent
Mathematics Proficiency
Select one of the following:
MATH 105INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA5
MATH 180QUANTITATIVE REASONING5
or any MATH course approved for Foothill GE Area V, Communication & Analytical Thinking

A minimum of 90 units is required1 to include:

  • Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
  • Core courses (30 units)
  • Support courses (10 units)

Note: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core and support courses used for the degree.

Core and Support Courses

Core Courses
JAPN 1ELEMENTARY JAPANESE I 15
JAPN 2ELEMENTARY JAPANESE II 15
JAPN 3ELEMENTARY JAPANESE III 15
JAPN 4INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I5
JAPN 5INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II5
JAPN 6INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE III5
Support Courses
Select 10 units from the following:10
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION I
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION II
ADVANCED CONVERSATION I
ADVANCED CONVERSATION II
JAPANESE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST PREPARATION I
JAPANESE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST PREPARATION II
JAPANESE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST PREPARATION III
JAPANESE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST PREPARATION IV
Total Units40