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BA in Asian Language & Studies - Japanese

Shorelight - University of Pacific, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

May 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 53,200

Course Accredited By

NA

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship

This major allows students to develop their language skills in Chinese or Japanese while simultaneously gaining significant knowledge about the Asian context. Students share a strong interdisciplinary curriculum and choose to concentrate their language study in Chinese or Japanese.

  •  The non-language curriculum will be taught in English and includes film, literature, history, politics and religion. The major requires one semester of study abroad in China/Taiwan or Japan. The minimum number of units for the major is 34.
  • Learning another language is the key that opens the door to new cultures, perspectives and opportunities. It eases and enhances our ability to communicate with each other, and makes it possible to become a more fully-informed citizen of the world. In today's global society, mastery of language is a critical skill for personal and professional fulfillment.

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2023
  • July 2023
  • December 2023

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5 
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms NA
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms NA
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms NA

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed;
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C or 4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

Bachelor of Arts Major in Asian Language and Studies, Concentration in Japanese

  • Students must complete a minimum of 120 units with a Pacific cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn the bachelor of arts degree with a major in Asian Language Studies and a concentration in Japanese.

Major Requirements

Minimum 32 units that include:

  • JAPN 023 Intermediate Japanese, Third Semester 4hrs
  • JAPN 025 Intermediate Japanese, Fourth Semester 4hrs
  • JAPN 125 Advanced Japanese I 4hrs
  • JAPN 126 Advanced Japanese II 4hrs
  • SABD 000 Overseas Study (Study Abroad in Japan) 12-18hrs

Select four of the following: 16hrs

ARTH 122

  • Japanese Art History

ASIA 120

  • Asian Cinemas

ASIA 124

  • Society, Gender and Culture in East Asia

ASIA 130

  • East Asian Literature

HIST 030

  • East Asian Civilization I

HIST 031

  • East Asian Civilization II

HIST 143

  • Japan in War and Peace

JAPN 170

  • Japanese Literature in Translation

POLS 152

  • Politics of Asia

RELI 135

  • Asian Religious Traditions

RELI 152

  • Confucian Traditions

RELI 154

  • Buddhist Traditions

Note: Language requirement begins with the intermediate level; at least one semester (or a summer with a minimum of 8 weeks) of language requirement must be completed in Japan 2) No more than two equivalent courses (as determined by the advisor) may be completed while studying in Japan.

 

  • Typical cost for two semesters $71,555 
  • Tuition $53,200 
  • Housing $10,290
  • Dining $6,065 
  • Other $2,000

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