Japanese Placement

Liberal Arts Perspective (LAP) Curriculum

To meet minimum graduation requirements, students in the Liberal Arts Perspective Curriculum will complete at least the first two courses of a non-English language at the college level, or the equivalent. You may choose to continue language study beyond the minimum graduation requirements. 

If you have no previous experience in Japanese, you can fulfill the non-English language requirement by taking JPN 101 and 102 consecutively (JPN 101 in Fall and JPN 102 in Spring). If you have previous experience in this language, guidelines for provisional registration are the following:

1 year of high school – 101
2 years of high school – 102
3 years of high school – 201
4 years of high school – 202

  • If you place in JPN 102, you can fulfill the non-English language requirement by successfully taking JPN 102 in Spring.
  • If you have Japanese proficiency equivalent to or higher than JPN 102, you can fulfill the non-English language requirement by passing an equivalent exam to verify your proficiency at the 102 level or higher.
  • You are welcome to take Japanese 201 and 202 to pursue a Japanese Studies minor.

Please note: You need to earn the minimum grade ("C") to continue on to the next level of Japanese class. 

Please contact Dr. Toshiyuki Sakuragi or Dr. Lianying Shan with any questions.