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2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Japanese, BA


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About the Program

Our School offers undergraduate courses in language, literature, linguistics, culture, civilization, and film. We provide instruction in the target languages as well as some courses in English, in face to face, online, and blended formats, and instruction for heritage speakers of Chinese and Spanish.

Language clubs and honorary societies, guest lectures, international film series, coffee and tea conversation hours, and theater performances help enhance our students’ knowledge and experience of other languages and cultures.

SLC faculty members cover a richly diverse range of research areas and have received international acclaim for their scholarship, as well as many prestigious teaching awards for their performance in the classroom. The following notable scholarly publications are edited by faculty and staff in the department: Proceedings of the Japanese Literary Studies (PAJLS), Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures (PSRL); and Global Business Languages.

One of SLC’s strengths lies in its offerings of classes in languages for specialized purposes. These classes equip students with the practical communication skills they will need for using the target language while studying or traveling abroad, participating in internships, or preparing for globally oriented career paths. Such classes include business and scientific language classes at various levels and languages, as well as Medical Spanish and Spanish for the Professions. Certificates of achievement in languages for specialized purposes are in development and will give students tangible documentation of their practical language coursework; for an example, click here to view the one already available in German.

SLC is home to the Confucius Institute at Purdue (CIP). CIP strives to promote the understanding of China by initiating and fostering Chinese language and cultural programs at Purdue and the community. In particular, CIP provides language and cultural education in business, engineering, community engagement and K-12 language education.

The Center for Technology-Enhanced Language Learning and Instruction (TELL Center) supports technology-oriented research and development applicable to foreign language instruction. The Center is committed to disseminating and sharing research results and developed products through a variety of channels for the betterment of the field of foreign language education. The Center has developed an online speaking practice/assessment/research platform, Speak Everywhere. It has been fully commercialized by e-Language Learning LLC and is available world-wide. For inquiries, use the Inquiry/Support link of the product website.”

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Japanese  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

Languages & Cultures-BA
JPNS
120 Credits

A minimum GPA of “B” (3.0/4.0) in the major is required for the student to graduate with a Japanese major. No Departmental credit beyond JPNS 20200  or credit by exam may be counted toward the major.

Japanese Major Requirements (35 credits)


Prerequisite


Before undertaking the major, students must establish proficiency equivalent to Japanese Level IV. Proficiency may be established by taking and passing JPNS 20200 , by exam, or by other evidence acceptable to the School of Languages & Culture.

Area C -The following courses in Japanese linguistics (6 credits)


(note: LC 26100  is a pre-requisite)

Area D - Japanese Electives (12 credits)


Twelve hours chosen by the student from courses in Japanese at or above the 30000 level; no more than six credits may be courses taught in English.

  • JPNS Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • JPNS Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • JPNS Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • JPNS Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (57 - 58 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements

  • ENGL 10600 - First-Year Composition or
  • ENGL 10800 - Accelerated First-Year Composition
  •  

  • COM 11400 - Fundamentals Of Speech Communication
  • Other Languages (Proficiency through Level IV in one language) - Credits Hours: 12.00
  • Mathematics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Statistics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Western Heritage - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • United States Tradition - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual and Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00

Electives (27 - 28 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


16 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


  • JPNS 20100 - Japanese Level III
  • Natural Science Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


  • JPNS 20200 - Japanese Level IV
  • Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Area D - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00

15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


14 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


15 Credits


Note


A minimum GPA of “B” (3.0/4.0) in the major is required for the student to graduate with a Japanese major. No Departmental credit beyond JPNS 20200  or credit by exam may be counted toward the major.

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

32 credit hours at 30000 level or higher required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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