Quarter Abroad Japan - Courses

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Japanese Language and Culture in Kyoto

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.

Please see Academics to learn more about applying Quarter Abroad coursework toward your major/minor/General Education 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

Beginning: Completion of JPN 2 (or the equivalent of 2 quarters/1 semester of University level Japanese) at the time the program begins.

Intermediate: Completion of JPN 5 (or the equivalent of 5 quarters/3 semesters of University level Japanese) at the time program begins.

Advanced: Completion of JPN 112(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) at the time the program begins.
         Intermediate: Completion of Japanese 10A (3 semesters)at the time the program begins.
         Advanced: Completion of Japanese 100A (5 semesters) at the time the program begins.
    UC Irvine
         Beginning: Completion of Japanese 1B (2 quarters) at the time the program begins.
         Intermediate: Completion of Japanese 2B (5 quarters) at the time the program begins.
         Advanced: Completion of Japanese 3B (8 quarters) at the time the program begins.
    UCLA
         Beginning: Completion of Japanese 2 (2 quarters) at the time the program begins.
         Intermediate: Completion of Japanese 5 (5 quarters) at the time the program begins.
         Advanced: Completion of Japanese 100B (8 quarters) at the time the program begins.
    UC Merced
         Beginning: Completion of Japanese 1 (1 semester) at the time the program begins.
         Intermediate: Completion of Japanese 3 (3 semesters) at the time the program begins.
         No equivalency
    UC Riverside
         Beginning: Completion of Japanese 2 (2 quarters) at the time the program begins.
         Intermediate: Completion of Japanese 5 (5 quarters) at the time the program begins.
         Advanced: Completion of Japanese 101B (8 quarters) at the time the program begins.
    UC Santa Barbara
         Beginning: Completion of Japanese 2 (2 quarters) at the time the program begins.
         Intermediate: Completion of Japanese 5 (5 quarters) at the time the program begins.
         Advanced: Completion of Japanese 120B (8 quarters) at the time the program begins.
    UC Santa Cruz
         Beginning: Completion of Japanese 2 (2 quarters) at the time the program begins.
         Intermediate: Completion of Japanese 5 (5 quarters) at the time the program begins.
         Advanced: Completion of Japanese 104 (8 quarters) at the time the program begins.
    UC San Diego
         Beginning: Completion of Japanese 10B (2 quarters) at the time the program begins.
         Intermediate: Completion of Japanese 20B (5 quarters) at the time the program begins.
         Advanced: Completion of Japanese 130B (8 quarters) at the time the program begins.