Major in Japanese with Teaching Certification

AREA:Japanese/Teaching Certification (P-12)

Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 16.0302

University Studies Requirements....................................41-44 hrs

(See Academic Degrees and Programs .)

University Studies selections must include:

University Studies Elective

CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology * 1

Note: Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a B or better in a University Studies math course, public speaking, and EDU 103 or equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor and/or Office of Teacher Education Services for details. All majors and minors, including those who score at or above the 301 level on the Placement Exam, will be required to take JPN 301 and 331. JPN 301 and 331 serve as gateway courses to the culture and literature courses. A minimum grade of C is required in JPN 301 and 331. MLA 400 is required for the major; passing scores on the third year proficiency exams are required for entry into MLA 400. 

Intermediate level foreign language courses completed as part of the major or minor also satisfy foreign language requirements for the B.A.

Required Courses................................................................25 hrs

MLA 100T Transitions 

JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I

JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II

JPN 301 Conversation and Composition I 1

JPN 302 Conversation and Composition II

JPN 331 Advanced Language Practice

JPN 401 Advanced Japanese I

MLA 400 Senior Seminar 1

MLA 514 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages

Note: Credit for JPN 101 and 102 may not be used for the major but will be counted for graduation.

Approved Electives in Japanese..........................................6-9 hrs

S elect two from the following:

JPN 306 Introduction to Japanese Literature

JPN 315 Global Cinema in Japanese

JPN 323 Japanese Culture and Civilization

JPN 324 Contemporary Japanese Culture and Civilization

JPN 350 Modern Japanese Literature in Translation

JPN 402 Advanced Japanese II

JPN 421 Topics in Japanese Literature

JPN 441 Topics in Japanese Cultural Studies

JPN 460 Studies in a Genre

Limited Electives....................................................................6 hrs

Select two from the following upper-level courses: * 2

JPN 421 Topics in Japanese Literature

JPN 441 Topics in Japanese Cultural Studies

JPN 460 Studies in a Genre

Required Support Courses..................................................6-9 hrs

Select two from the following:

ART 425 Art of Asia

HIS 340 Modern East Asia

HIS 475 Modern Japan

POL 454 Government and Politics of Asia

Note: The department strongly recommends that majors study abroad for at least one summer.

Required for Teaching Certification......................................38 hrs

EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development 3

EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education * 3

EDU 303 Strategies of Teaching

EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education

EDU 405 Evaluation and Measurement in Education * 4

SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools * 4

 (p. 217) SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School

SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School

SEC 422 Extended Practicum * 5

SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities

Total Curriculum Requirements.................................125-128 hrs * 6

*1  With a grade of C or better. 

*2  Select courses not taken as approved electives.

*3  May be counted as a University Studies social science elective.

*4  EDU 405 and SEC 420 must be taken together and taken two semesters before student teaching.

*5  Must be taken one semester before student teaching.

*6  Each student must submit a senior research project.