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Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Japanese
Major: 8130
Effective Term: 2021 Fall   
Award Type: AA

CIP Code: 16.0302
Program Availability: CG   EM   GC   GW   MC   PC   PV   RS   SC   SM  
Total Credits: 60-64
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of this program, students may pursue a career as:
27-3091.00 Interpreters and Translators

Upon completion of a Bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as:
25-1124.00 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
25-2031.00 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education


Description: The Associate in Arts (AA), Emphasis in Japanese provides the first two years of a four year curriculum for the student who plans to transfer to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese. An Academic Certificate (AC) in Language Studies is also available.


Program Learning Outcomes
1. Interpret intermediate-level informational and literary texts in Japanese. (ENG213, JPN101, JPN102, JPN201, JPN202, SLC201, (CRE), [FYC])
2. Interpret intermediate-level oral communication in Japanese. (JPN101, JPN102, JPN201, JPN202, (COM), (CRE))
3. Present information and express opinions in intermediate-level written and spoken Japanese. (JPN101, JPN102, JPN201, JPN202, (CRE))
4. Interact and negotiate meaning in intermediate-level spoken Japanese. (JPN101, JPN102, JPN201, JPN202, (COM), (CRE))
5. Explain the relationship between Japanese linguistic practices and cultural perspectives. (CPD160, ENG213, JPN101, JPN102, JPN201, JPN202, SLC201, (CRE), [HU], [MA], [SB])
6. Compare and contrast Japanese language and culture with other languages and cultures. (CPD160, ENG213, JPN101, JPN102, JPN201, JPN202, SLC201, (CRE), [HU], [SB])
7. Use intermediate-level Japanese in multiple environments and contexts. (ENG213, JPN101, JPN102, JPN201, JPN202, SLC201, (CRE), [HU], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
Required Courses
+ CPD160 Introduction to Multiculturalism 3

+ ENG213 Introduction to the Study of Language (3) OR
SLC201 Introduction to Linguistics (3) 3

JPN101 Elementary Japanese I (5) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0) 0-5

+ JPN102 Elementary Japanese II (5) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0) 0-5

+ JPN201 Intermediate Japanese I (5) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0) 0-5

+ JPN202 Intermediate Japanese II (5) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0) 0-5
Credits: 6-26

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 22, 2021

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.