Sep 28, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog | 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog | 2021-2022

Japanese Studies, B.A.


A Major in Japanese Studies leads to a B.A. degree.

Admission Requirements


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

Degree Requirements


Major Courses (35 credit hours)


Elective Content Courses (9 credit hours)


Select 3 courses from the following.  At least 6 credit hours must be Cultural Content Courses.

Exam


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


Grade Requirements


An overall GPA of 2.0 is required.  All courses for the Major in Japanese must be passed with a grade of C or above, with the exception of JAPN 4100  and JAPN 4101 , which require a grade of B or above.  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.

Honors Program


For details about the Honors Program in Languages and Culture Studies, visit the program page .