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Courses and programs in Japanese are offered by the Department of Modern Languages and Classics
The Certificate of Japanese Studies requires a formal application for admission. The official approval of the Asian Studies Coordinator is a prerequisite for admission to the program. Students majoring in Asian Studies at Saint Mary’s University are not eligible for this program.
A student of the program must complete at least eighteen (18) credit hours at Saint Mary’s University. Relevant academic courses, work experience and linguistic capability may be considered for credit recognition. Applicants should submit a resume of relevant work experience, official university transcripts and any other relevant documentation.
Students are encouraged to complete the program within five years. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in the Certificate of Japanese Studies is required. Students who have completed all the courses without being officially admitted to the program will not be accredited.
The Certificate of Japanese Studies is available as outlined below.
This certificate program in Japanese Studies is designed to provide linguistic, cultural and practical knowledge to persons interested in studying about or working in Japan. The program consists of twenty-four (24) credit hours. It is intended for undergraduate students, persons already holding degrees in any discipline, and mature students with relevant work experience.
This program consists of twelve (12) required credit hours and a number of optional credit hours. All students are required to take Introductory Japanese (JPNS 1100) and Intermediate Japanese (JPNS 2200). Students must also select twelve (12) optional credits hours in at least two different disciplines from the following courses:
At least twelve (12) credit hours must be at the 2000 level or above. Detailed descriptions are found under Departmental listing. Not all courses will be offered each year.
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