Quarter Abroad Japan - Courses

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Language and Culture in Japan

On this Quarter Abroad program, you can:

  • Earn 13-18¬†quarter units
  • Enroll in UC Davis courses to fulfill degree, major, minor, or GE requirements
  • Experience academic coursework enriched by both the program‚Äôs location(s) and activities

Note to Non-UC Davis Students:

Students from other UC campuses should consult with their home campus to determine whether courses may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements.

Host Institution

TBD

Earn GE credit! Some courses on this program offer GE credit. Expand the sections below to view course descriptions and type of credit offered.

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
Intermediate - Total Units: 15

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

Advanced - Total Units: 14

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.

ÔĽŅPrerequisites

Beginning 

Completion 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.

Intermediate

Completion 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.

Advanced

Completion 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.

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