2017-18 General Catalog

Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics
218 Cowell College
(831) 459-2054

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.

Placement Exams

Information about this topic can be found under Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics.

Study Abroad

The Office of International Education (OIE) has information on study in Japan. There are study abroad—programs at many universities, including Doshisha, Hitotsubashi, ICU, Keio, Meiji Gakuin, Osaka, Tsuru, and Waseda. 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: 09/01/17