Japanese Language

The degree or certificate in Japanese Language provides a rigorous academic preparation in the Japanese Language. Students are prepared to transfer to baccalaureate degree programs in Japanese or Asian Languages, as well as Music, Linguistics, Art History and related fields. This degree also meets the needs of those in the community who wish to gain aptitudes in foreign languages or may enter the job market in fields that may require knowledge of a foreign language such as Japanese. Students develop competency in the ability to comprehend, speak, read, and write in Japanese, while at the same time learn to think critically by analyzing works of literature and other manifestations of culture. Students must complete all required courses for a minimum of 18-20 units. Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will demonstrate increased reading and listening comprehension of the target languages. Utilize oral and written communicative skills to produce the target languages. Demonstrate increased knowledge of the target language’s cultures.
 
PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS
  JAPAN 101
Beginning Japanese I 

JAPAN 101 or equivalent  JAPAN 102
Beginning Japanese II 
JAPAN 102 or equivalent  JAPAN 103
Intermediate Japanese I 
JAPAN 103 or equivalent
JAPAN 104
Intermediate Japaneses II
5
 
If 18-20 units have not been reached in the required core, select one course from the following:  
 
  ETH S 124
Japanese Experience in America 
3
 
HIST 119
History of the Far East 

 
HIST 120
History of the Far East 

 
LING 101 Introduction to Language and Linguistics
  PHILO 114
Comparative World Religions: Far East   
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 18-20
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
August 2018 GCC Catalog 2018-2019
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records. For previous years requirements please see the catalog from that year.