Japanese Language

 

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ようこそ日本語プログラムへ Welcome to the Japanese program!

The Japanese program at Utah Valley University offers various courses in language, business Japanese and culture. We have a one-on-one tutoring system that supports student's success in language learning.

Japanese program Flowchart

 

Beginning Japanese courses 

     JPNS 1010     4 credits

     JPNS 1020     4 credits

     JPNS 115R    1 credit (repeatable conversation class)

 

Intermediate Japanese courses

    JPNS 2010     4 credits

    JPNS 202G    4 credits (fulfills the Global and Intercultural Engagement requirement)

    JPNS 215R    1 credit (repeatable conversation class)

    JPNS 251G    3 credits (introduction to Japanese culture and society, fulfills the Global and Intercultural Engagement  

                           requirement)  This will be taught in English. It doesn't rquire any knowledge of Japanese language and can be

                           taken anytime.

 

Advanced Japanese courses

    JPNS 3050     3 credits

    JPNS 3200     3 credits (Business Japanese)

    JPNS 351G    3 credits (Japanese culture and civilization, fulfills the Global and Intercultural Engagement requirement)

                           It will be taught in Japanese and prerequisite is JPNS 3500 (offered soon) or consult the director of the program.

 

Students who have lived in Japan at least 18 months can start JPNS 3050. After the completion with C or better, can buy credits for JPNS 1010, JPNS 1020, and JPNS 2010. If students wish to start a lower course, consult with the director of the program before registering a course.

 

Students who took Japanese in high school must consult the director of the program before registering a course.

 

We also have a 5-week study abroad program in Japan.

 

Program Coordinator Contact: 

Yasuko Saito, Japanese Program Director

Telephone: 801-863-8626

Email: SaitoYa@uvu.edu

Minor in Languages

Pair Japanese with an additional language of your choosing! This minor can be earned in conjunction with any Bachelor degree major that UVU offers. It requires 9 cr upper division course work in one language and 11 cr of intermediate level course work in another language (prerequisites will vary from student to student).

View Japanese courses in the 2013-2014 Course Catalog