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    Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Japanese, AA

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The ability to understand, speak, read, and write in another language provides a competitive edge in career choices as the world becomes a more open and interconnected space. The Japanese program prepares students to be not only linguistically but also culturally equipped to have a successful cross-cultural communication in Japanese as committed global citizens. Our courses are designed to build a solid foundation of Japanese language proficiency and promote further development of all four language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, while helping students attain and embrace a profound understanding of Japanese culture. Completion of Japanese courses will assist students in meeting their career and transfer goals, and open up a world of opportunities. Additionally, students who complete the Japanese program will gain valuable skills in managing cultural diversity in their life and work environments, allowing them to communicate effectively with Japanese speakers. Upon completion of the Japanese program, along with a good understanding of Japanese culture and its people, students will be able to communicate effectively in spoken Japanese by using appropriate language, styles, and levels of formality in various situations. Students will also be able to communicate clearly and accurately in written Japanese in a variety of contexts and formats.

Total Units Required: 23

† Students who have completed equivalent courses or who have acquired fluency may substitute a second foreign language.

To earn the associate degree:

See Earning an Associate Degree  for associate degree graduation requirements.

To transfer:

Courses required for the associate degree major at IVC may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor to identify the courses needed for the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals. View more information about transfering at Transfer to a Four-Year Institution .

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