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Online Undergraduate Certificate 

Foreign Language Area Studies - Japanese

Foreign Language Area Studies - Japanese
Undergraduate Certificate
  • 18 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $250 per credit
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Gain familiarity with Japanese language and culture to help you function effectively in Japan.

From Zen and samurai to anime and video games, Japan boasts rich historical and contemporary cultural traditions. Japan has the world’s third largest economy and is a leader in the technology industry, and Japanese is considered a critical language by the National Security Education Program. A certificate in Japanese will open the door to Japan’s fascinating culture and its important position in the global arena.

Japanese Core Courses (6 credits)

  • (3 Credits, JAPN 111)
  • (3 Credits, JAPN 112)

Related Area Studies Courses (12 credits)

Choose from the following courses:

  • Any JAPN course(s) (3 Credits)
  • (3 Credits, ANTH 417)
  • (3 Credits, ASTD 135)
  • (3 Credits, ASTD 284)
  • (3 Credits, ASTD 285)
  • (3 Credits, ASTD 301)
  • Other courses related to Japanese Studies (3 Credits, ASTD)
  • GVPT 453
  • (3 Credits, HIST 482)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 483)
  • (3 Credits, JAPN 333)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 316N)

(Contact your academic advisor for additional approved courses)

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  • In cases where the same course is required for two certificates, you must replace that course with an approved substitute for the second certificate.
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  • All required coursework for the certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all courses for an undergraduate certificate and B (3.0) in all courses for a graduate certificate.
  • Certificate courses cannot be taken pass/fail.
  • All graduate certificate requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years. Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate certificate.

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