Japanese

Major department advisors answered a few questions to assist you with your first-semester class selection. 

General Information

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?

http://mll.sfsu.edu/japanese-program

http://mll.sfsu.edu/ba-japanese

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/

Transfer Student Info

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.

Freshmen Student Info

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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