Japanese Language Subjects
Japanese Language Subjects
Six Japanese language subjects for different skill levels will be offered for graduate students. These are not required subjects. Students should keep the following in mind when registering for any of these subjects.
Please check the class schedule at the beginning of each semester for the subjects offered that semester as subjects may change. Japanese language subjects’ syllabi can be found on the syllabus system.
|Subject Name||Credits||Counted toward the Credits Required for Completion||Grades||Subject Overview|
|1||Survival Japanese I||2||No||No||No||Pass/Fail (P/F)||
Geared toward ﬁrst-time learners of Japanese.
|2||Survival Japanese II||2||
Offered to students who have completed Survival Japanese I or have an equivalent level.
|3||Japanese for Communication I||2||No||Yes||No||Letter grade (A+ to C, F)||
Offered to students who have completed Survival Japanese II or have an equivalent level.
|4||Japanese for Communication II||2||
Offered to students who have completed Japanese for Communication I or have an equivalent level.
|5||Japanese for Communication III||2||
Offered to students who have completed Japanese for Communication II or have an equivalent level.
|6||Japanese for Communication IV||2||
Offered to students who have completed Japanese for Communication III or have an equivalent level.
- Students who want to take Japanese language subjects must sit a placement test to determine the subject level they can start at.
- Students may register up to 1 subject per semester.
- Each class is held for the duration of the semester.
- Class capacity is set for all Japanese language classes. Students cannot register for classes with fulﬁlled class capacity.
- Credits earned from Japanese language subjects are counted towards the completion requirements differently depending on the graduate school / program and details are outlined in the table above; however, these credits count as part of the maximum credit limit set for each semester.
- Japanese language subjects for which a passing grade has been received will be listed on the Transcript of Academic Record.
- Students who passed the preceding subject level do not have to sit a placement test again to register for the next subject level.
- Japanese for Communication I to IV are letter graded. However, grades from these subjects are calculated differently in the semester or cumulative GPAs depending on the graduate school / program. Details are outlined in the table on the previous page.
- Further details and class syllabi for Graduate School Japanese language subjects can be found in the syllabus system.
Japanese Placement Test
The Japanese Placement Test is mandatory for students who want to take Japanese language subjects. The Japanese subject level from which students will begin their studies will be decided by their score on the Japanese Placement Test. All students who want to take Japanese language subjects must take the Japanese Placement Test held prior to the beginning of every semester (late March and mid-September). Details regarding the Japanese Placement Test for the next semester will be sent out on Campus Terminal towards the end of the 2nd quarter. Students interested in taking the Japanese Placement Test are recommended to check Campus Terminal regularly.
- Students who have already registered for a Japanese language subject after enrollment in their current program are not eligible to sit the placement test again.
- Students who will be taking the placement test must register for the subject level in which they are placed in during Course Registration Period B for that semester.