2013-14 General Catalog

Language Program
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Faculty | Course Descriptions

Program Description

Students interested in acquiring proficiency in Japanese can enroll in language courses from beginning to advanced levels. Instruction takes place mostly in Japanese from the second half of the first quarter. The curriculum aims to build a solid foundation in all four aspects of linguistic skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) as well as sociolinguistic competence and cultural knowledge.

Students may use Japanese courses for the following majors and minors: a major in language studies: a major in linguistics; an East Asian minor or (individual major); a major in global economics; or a major in literature.

Campus Language Laboratories and Placement Exams

Information about these topics can be found under Language Program.

Study Abroad

The Office of International Education (OIE) has information on study in Japan. There are study abroad centers in Yokohama, Tsuru, Kyoto, Tokyo, Sendai, Tsukuba, and Tohoku. Courses taken abroad can, with approval of an adviser, be applied to major requirements. For a list of current programs and requirements, visit their web site, http://oie.ucsc.edu. For information on credit applied to a major, contact the appropriate department.

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Revised: 09/01/13