Hours44 - 60 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

Students will be required to pass the reading proficiency exam (80% or higher) prior to enrollment in Japan 495.
Counsel with advisor to determine supporting courses appropriate to your professional goals.
It is strongly recommended that StDev 317, a 1-credit-hour course, be taken at the end of the sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year. Because liberal arts degrees provide preparation in a variety of useful fields rather than a single career track, this course is recommended to help liberal arts students focus on specific educational and occupational goals and to identify the career options or educational opportunities available to them. The course will introduce them to the resources needed for accessing information about graduate schools, internships, careers, and career development. Students will learn basic employment strategies, including the steps necessary for obtaining employment related to their own specialty.
Complete the following prerequisite courses: Japan 101, 102, 201, 202. (May be waived for students with previous language experience.)
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Recommended courses:
It is recommended that students complete Engl 311 or similar courses before enrolling in advanced literature courses.
Program Outcomes

Oral Proficiency

Students will speak and act in Japanese in linguistically, socially, and culturally appropriate ways on a broad variety of topics in a wide range of settings. Students are expected to score at or above Intermediate High on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview.

Reading and writing proficiency

Students will read Japanese texts and interpret media in a variety of contexts with accuracy. Students are expected to score at least 80% on the BYU Reading Proficiency Test.

Cultural and linguistic proficiency

Students will analyze and discuss, at an advanced level, both in English and in Japanese, salient features of Japanese culture, including aspects of language, literature, thought, religion, aesthetics, art, and music.