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Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Japanese

 

The Associate in Arts (AA), Emphasis in Japanese provides the first two years of a four year curriculum for the student who plans to transfer to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese. An Academic Certificate (AC) in Language Studies is also available.

Details

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Field of Interest
Culture and Society
Type
Associate Degree
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Japanese (DEG)
Total Credits Required
60-64
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

Students intending to complete the Academic Certificate in Language Studies (Major Code 6237N) should consider the recommendation notes listed below.

Students may qualify to enter higher level Japanese courses by placement or may qualify to exempt out of taking any Japanese courses by assessment.

What You'll Learn
  • Interpret intermediate-level informational and literary texts in Japanese. (ENG213, JPN101, JPN102, JPN201, JPN202, SLC201, (CRE), [FYC])
  • Interpret intermediate-level oral communication in Japanese. (JPN101, JPN102, JPN201, JPN202, (COM), (CRE))
  • Present information and express opinions in intermediate-level written and spoken Japanese. (JPN101, JPN102, JPN201, JPN202, (CRE))
  • Interact and negotiate meaning in intermediate-level spoken Japanese. (JPN101, JPN102, JPN201, JPN202, (COM), (CRE))
  • Explain the relationship between Japanese linguistic practices and cultural perspectives. (CPD160, ENG213, JPN101, JPN102, JPN201, JPN202, SLC201, (CRE), [HU], [MA], [SB])
  • Compare and contrast Japanese language and culture with other languages and cultures. (CPD160, ENG213, JPN101, JPN102, JPN201, JPN202, SLC201, (CRE), [HU], [SB])
  • Use intermediate-level Japanese in multiple environments and contexts. (ENG213, JPN101, JPN102, JPN201, JPN202, SLC201, (CRE), [HU], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:6-26
CPD160Introduction to Multiculturalism3
ENG213Introduction to the Study of Language (3) OR
SLC201Introduction to Linguistics (3)3
JPN101Elementary Japanese I (5) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-5
JPN102Elementary Japanese II (5) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-5
JPN201Intermediate Japanese I (5) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-5
JPN202Intermediate Japanese II (5) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-5
Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)
AGEC-ACredits: 29-35
A single course with an [L], [HU], [SB], [SG], or [SQ] designation may also be used to satisfy the Oral Communication, Critical Reading, and/or Awareness Area ([C], [G] and/or [H]) requirement(s). See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
First-Year Composition [FYC]Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]Credits: 0
Met by CPD160 in Required Courses
 
Mathematics [MA]Credits: 3-6
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
MAT145College Mathematics with Review (5) OR
MAT146College Mathematics with Review (6) OR
Higher approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area (3-6)3-6
 
Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS]Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS] area3
 
Humanities, Arts and Design [HU]Credits: 3-6
Any approved general education courses in the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area6
May be met by ENG213 OR SLC201 in Required Courses unless used to meet Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]
 
Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]Credits: 3-6
Any approved general education courses in the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area6
May be met by ENG213 OR SLC201 in Required Courses unless used to meet Humanities, Arts and Design [HU]
 
Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ]Credits: 8
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area (4) AND
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area or the Natural Sciences (General) [SG] area (4)8
 
Awareness AreasCredits: 0-3
These requirements may be shared with other AGEC requirements. See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
Cultural Diversity in the US [C]Credits: 0
 
 
Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G]Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education course with the Historical [H] or Global [G] awareness area designation
May be met by JPN101, JPN102, JPN201, or JPN202 in Required Courses
 
MCCCD Additional Requirements
MCCCD Additional RequirementsCredits: 0-6
Some courses in this area have [SB] and [L] designations and may also be applied to the corresponding AGEC requirements. See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 0-3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)0-3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-3
Course Area Key
General Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Select additional courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits but no more than a total of 64 semester credits. Consult with a faculty advisor, program director, and/or academic advisor to identify coursework that best aligns with academic and professional goals.
The following courses are recommended:
JPN115Beginning Japanese Conversation I3
JPN116Beginning Japanese Conversation II3
Note: JPN115 and JPN116 satisfies the restricted elective requirement for the Academic Certificate in Language Studies.
Students earning an Academic Certificate in Language Studies, select two (2) courses from the lists below.
AFR/ASB/CCS202Ethnic Relations in the United States (3) OR
SOC241Race and Ethnic Relations (3)3
COM163Intercultural Communication in Everyday Life3
COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication3
AHU+++ Any AHU Arabic Humanities course(s)
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FLA+++ Any FLA Foreign Language Acquisition course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
GRK+++ Any GRK Greek course(s)
HBR+++ Any HBR Hebrew course(s)
HEB+++ Any HEB Hebrew course(s)
IPP+++ Any IPP Interpreter Preparation Program course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
ITH+++ Any ITA Italian Humanities course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
LAT+++ Any LAT Latin course(s)
NAV+++ Any NAV Navajo course(s)
NVH+++ Any NVH Navajo Humanities course(s)
PIM+++ Any PIM Pima course(s)
POR+++ Any POR Portuguese course(s)
RUS+++ Any RUS Russian course(s)
SLC+++ Any SLC Studies in Language and Culture course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
SPH+++ Any SPH Spanish Humanities course(s)
TRS+++ Any TRS Translation and Interpretation course(s)

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