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B.A. in Languages and Literatures/Japanese

USA

What will I learn?

The Japanese track develops students’ skills in analysis, writing, and foreign languages by teaching the language and literature of a country with more than 1400 years’ rich cultural tradition. The broad historical sweep of the courses examines narrative traditions as diverse as court poetry, folktales, sutras, kabuki plays, novels, films, manga, and animation.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Lower-division requirements (16 units plus language proficiency)

Japanese 001 through 006 or the equivalent proficiency. Students may pass out of some or all of the lower-division language courses for the Japanese major through previous coursework or by taking a language proficiency exam.

Eight (8) units from lower-division lecture courses on Japanese literature and culture: AST 022/JPN 022/MCS 22, AST 023/JPN 023/CPLT23, AST 032/JPN 032, AST 034/JPN 034, AST 056/JPN 056/CPLT56, JPN 035, and any other lower-division lecture course on Japanese literature, culture, and film chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor.

Eight (8) units: CPLT 001 or CPLT 001W, CPLT 002

Upper-division requirements (36 units)

Twelve (12) upper-division units in Japanese language from JPN 101A, JPN 101B, JPN 101C, JPN 110. Students whose proficiency exceeds the 101 series should take the 12 required units by taking 110 more than once, by using EAP language courses, or, under the JPN 190 rubric, by converting an existing “content” course into a language course with the instructor’s help.

Twelve (20) units in upper-division Japanese literature and culture from AST 150/JPN 150, AST 151/JPN 151, AST 152 (E-Z)/JPN152 (E-Z), AST 153 (E-Z)/JPN 153 (E-Z), AST 184/JPN 184, AST 190, CPLT 134/GER 134/JPN 134/MCS 134, CPLT 142J/WMST 142J, CPLT 145/JPN 145, JPN 110, JPN 190, KOR 112, and any other upper-division lecture courses on Japanese literature, culture, and film chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor.

Four (4) units: CPLT 193, Senior Capstone Seminar (CPLT 196 strongly recommended but not required)

Which department am I in?

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 180 units)

Tuition fees
US$45,264.00 per year
Tuition and Fees: USD $15,570 Plus Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition: USD $29,754
Start date

Expected March, September 2023

Venue

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

3400 HMNSS Building,

900 University Avenue,

RIVERSIDE,

California,

92521, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To meet minimum requirements to be considered for UCR selection, you must earn a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale (equivalent to an 85 percent on a 100 percent scale). The assessment of a qualifying GPA is based on “a–g” courses (required high school/secondary classes) completed in years 10 and 11. If the high school/secondary school offers a different curriculum, your academic achievement will be based on that educational system’s grading scale.

For international students

To meet minimum requirements to be considered for UCR selection, you must earn a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale (equivalent to an 85 percent on a 100 percent scale). The assessment of a qualifying GPA is based on “a–g” courses (required high school/secondary classes) completed in years 10 and 11. If the high school/secondary school offers a different curriculum, your academic achievement will be based on that educational system’s grading scale.

English Language proficiency

You can demonstrate proficiency by meeting any of the following exam benchmarks. Keep in mind that you must complete one of these exams by December of your final year of high school/secondary school.

Score 3, 4 or 5 on the AP examination in English Language and Composition, or English Literature and Composition

Score 6 or 7 on the IB Standard Level examination in English (Language A only)

Score 5, 6 or 7 on the IB Higher Level examination in English (Language A only)

Score 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination: Internet-based test (iBT): Minimum score of 80 or better; Paper-delivered test: Minimum score of 60 or better.

Duolingo English Test (DET): Minimum score of 115

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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