Quarter Abroad Japan - Courses

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Language and Culture in Japan

This program carries a total of 14-15 quarter units. Students will be enrolled in the courses listed below. Auditing is not an option. Contact your program coordinator to inquire about special course options for graduate students.

Students on Quarter Abroad programs earn regular UC Davis course credit which may be used to fulfill degree, major, minor, General Education (GE) requirements. UC Davis students can use Quarter Abroad courses to fulfill their academic requirements as listed in the General Catalog. Students from other campuses should consult with the academic advisors from their home campuses to determine whether courses taken on our programs may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements.

Quarter Abroad programs are academic programs so participants should expect a substantial amount of course work.

Courses (14-15 units)

Students will enroll in the third-quarter sequential course in first-year, second-year, or third-year Japanese, taught by contracted teachers from a professional language school, as well as an intensive culture and field trip course.

Beginning - Total Units: 15

Japanese (JPN) 3Elementary Japanese (5)

Japanese (JPN) 114ABeginning Spoken Japanese (2)

Japanese (JPN) 116. Culture and History in Kyoto (8)

Intermediate - Total Units: 15

Japanese (JPN) 6. Intermediate Japanese (5)

Japanese (JPN) 114B. Intermediate Spoken Japanese (2)

Japanese (JPN) 116Culture and History in Kyoto (8)

Training in spoken and written Japanese in cultural context, based on language skills developed in previous courses.

Advanced - Total Units: 14

Japanese (JPN) 113Modern Japanese: Reading and Discussion (4)

Japanese (JPN) 114C. Advanced Spoken Japanese (2)

Japanese (JPN) 116Culture and History in Kyoto (8)

Readings in modern Japanese short stories, newspaper articles, and essays; conversation practice based on these readings.

Eligibility

This program is open to students who meet the eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

BeginningCompletion of JPN 2 with a C- or better (or the equivalent of 2 quarters/1 semester of University level Japanese) at the time the program begins.

IntermediateCompletion of JPN 5 with a C- or better (or the equivalent of 5 quarters/3 semesters of University level Japanese) at the time program begins.

AdvancedCompletion of JPN 112 with a C- or better (or the equivalent of 7 quarters/5 semesters of University level Japanese) at the time program begins.

  • Prerequisite Equivalents for Students from Other UC's
  • UC Berkeley
         Beginning: Completion of Japanese 1A (1 semester) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
         Intermediate: Completion of Japanese 10A (3 semesters) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
         Advanced: Completion of Japanese 100A (5 semesters) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
    UC Irvine
         Beginning: Completion of Japanese 1B (2 quarters) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
         Intermediate: Completion of Japanese 2B (5 quarters) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
         Advanced: Completion of Japanese 3B (8 quarters) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
    UCLA
         Beginning: Completion of Japanese 2 (2 quarters) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
         Intermediate: Completion of Japanese 5 (5 quarters) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
         Advanced: Completion of Japanese 100B (8 quarters) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
    UC Merced
         Beginning: Completion of Japanese 1 (1 semester) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
         Intermediate: Completion of Japanese 3 (3 semesters) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
         Advanced: No equivalency
    UC Riverside
         Beginning: Completion of Japanese 2 (2 quarters) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
         Intermediate: Completion of Japanese 5 (5 quarters) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
         Advanced: Completion of Japanese 101B (8 quarters) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
    UC Santa Barbara
         Beginning: Completion of Japanese 2 (2 quarters) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
         Intermediate: Completion of Japanese 5 (5 quarters) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
         Advanced: Completion of Japanese 120B (8 quarters) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
    UC Santa Cruz
         Beginning: Completion of Japanese 2 (2 quarters) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
         Intermediate: Completion of Japanese 5 (5 quarters) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
         Advanced: Completion of Japanese 104 (8 quarters) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
    UC San Diego
         Beginning: Completion of Japanese 10B (2 quarters) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
         Intermediate: Completion of Japanese 20B (5 quarters) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.
         Advanced: Completion of Japanese 130B (8 quarters) with a C- or better at the time the program begins.