- Certificate of Language Ability in Japanese
- Minor in Japanese
Department of World Languages and Cultures
841 Langdale Hall (19th floor, 25 Park Place Bldg. effective summer 2017)
William Nichols, Chair
Germán Torres, Associate Chair
Faye Stewart, Undergraduate Director
Mizuki Mazzotta, Minor Coordinator
Certificate of Language Ability in Japanese
A strong demand exists by employers for candidates to offer credentials to verify language proficiency in both oral and written communication. The undergraduate Certificate of Language Ability is designed for students to offer tangible proof of their language abilities and makes an ideal complement to other areas of study such as business, international relations, public health, criminal justice, hospitality, and more.
The certificate consists of 12 credit hours at 2000- and 3000-level (minimum of 6 must be at the 3000-level), with a B or higher in each course. Courses retaken using the university Repeat to Replace policy are not counted as first attempts.
- At the 2000-level, students may enroll in JAPN 2001, JAPN 2002, or JAPN 2012.
- At the 3000-level, students may enroll in JAPN 3001, JAPN 3002, JAPN 3010, JAPN 3011, or JAPN 3012.
Minor in Japanese
Students who wish to minor in Japanese must take 15-18 hours in Japanese, including at least nine semester hours at the 3000 level or above. Students taking more than 15 hours of courses in the language may count the additional hours toward their electives. A grade of C or higher is required in all courses counting toward the minor.