Japanese Certificate

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The following information is a guideline for students seeking to earn an International Engineering Certificate in Japanese.

NOTE: For the most current listing of courses, please contact the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations.

Japanese Requirements (5 courses)

Japanese Language (3 courses)

  • Three college level Japanese language courses taken at a level commensurate with the student’s ability;

·       Placement in language courses will be determined by the undergraduate advisor for Japanese based on placement testing, personal interview and/or examination of transcripts. For example, a beginning student with no Japanese language instruction might take JPNS 1010, JPNS 1020, JPNS 2110, but a student with several years of high school Japanese might take JPNS 2120, JPNS 3110, JPNS 3120;

·       Courses that repeat a student’s prior knowledge of Japanese will not apply to this certificate;

Japanese Literature/Culture (2 courses)

  • JPNS 1012 Intro to Japanese Civilization
  • Select one additional course in Japanese literature or culture. The latter may include courses taught in English.

Study Abroad: Japanese credits earned on a CU-approved study abroad program may be accepted for language or culture credit with prior approval. For more information, please visit the CU Study Abroad Programs Office.

Transfer Credit: A maximum of 9 transfer credits or 6 AP credits may be applied toward certificate requirements.

Upon Completion of Requirements

Contact Karey Sabol to verify completion of all requirements for the certificate and request to have it added to your official transcript.

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