Major department advisors answered a few questions to assist you with your first-semester class selection.
|What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major?||Upper division courses in Japanese are generally conducted in Japanese (the target language) and students are expected to use Japanese in their speaking, reading and writing.|
|When should I first meet with my major department?||Those planning to major in Japanese may contact their major advisor prior to the first semester.|
|How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them?||Those who have declared the major in Japanese may contact via e-mail.|
|Where can I find information about major advising?|
|Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes?||Not applicable.|
|What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full?||Talk to the instructor at the first day of class.|
|Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major?||http://bulletin.sfsu.edu/courses/japn/|
|What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?||
Japanese Conversation (JAPN 301)
Japanese Reading & Grammar (JAPN 302)
|Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major?||
Third Semester Japanese (JAPN 103)
Individualized Study of Kanji (JAPN 250, Level 1)
|Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them?||Not applicable.|
|Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap?||Not applicable.|
|Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?||
1st semester: First Semester Japanese (JAPN 101)
2nd semester: Second Semester Japanese (JAPN 102)
|Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?||
The prerequisite course for JAPN 102 is JAPN 101.
Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?
||An AP score of 3 earns 6 units and exemption from taking JAPN 101, 102, 103 and 250-level 1. An AP score of 4 or 5 earns 6 units and exemption from taking JAPN 101, 102, 103, 250-level 1, 301 and 302.|
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