A Major in Japanese Studies leads to a B.A. degree.
Freshmen and Transfers
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Other: All incoming students except learners of Japanese may take a UNC Charlotte Placement Exam in the language they wish to study if they have had previous experience with that language. Foreign language majors and minors may also take a placement exam to help them determine at what level they should begin studying their chosen language.
Transferable Credit Hours: 24
General Education Courses (37-41 credit hours)
For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program. All foreign language majors must take at least one of the following (W) courses offered within the department:
An oral exam is administered by a staff member and based on the proficiency standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL). Reading, writing, and listening competencies, as well as Japanese grammatical knowledge, will be assessed by an internally created test based on the internationally accredited Japanese Proficiency Language Test (JLPT).
Unrestricted Elective Courses
As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.
Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours
GPA of 2.0 is required. Introductory language courses may not be taken on a Pass/No Credit Basis if they are being used to fulfill a college or departmental foreign language requirement. Students with a Foreign Language major or minor may not take required courses in the department on a Pass/No Credit Basis.