College and Department Requirements

Eleanor Roosevelt and Revelle colleges have language requirements. If you are interested in taking Japanese to satisfy their language requirements, here are the requirements:

ERC
  1. Completion of a fourth quarter of language course (JAPN 20A)
    OR 
  2. Passing a proficiency exam
REVELLE
  1. Completion of a fourth quarter of language course (JAPN 20A)
    OR 
  2. Passing a proficiency exam

The following colleges may accept Japanese langauge courses for their GE requirements. Please consult with your academic advisor for more detail.

MARSHALL
  • Japanese Language courses may be used to complete part of four, 4-unit courses outside your major field of study for Disciplinary Breath. Two courses must be upper division, one of which must include significant writing (approved list available at http://vac.ucsd.edu)
  • You may not use a course as breadth if your department would accept it in the major even if the course is in a different discipline.
  • Students completing a major in the INTERDEPARTMENTAL/INTERDISCIPLINARY column may take any course the department or major would NOT accept as part of the major or program.
MUIR
  • A year-long sequence (JAPN 10A, 10B, 10C or JAPN 20A, 20B, 20C)
SIXTH
  • 2 Language courses for Narrative, Aesthetic and Historical Reasoning
WARREN
  • Japanese language courses may be used to complete part of Programs of Concentration (PofCs). Each must contain six, 4-unit courses (total of 24 units), at least three of which must be upper-division (courses numbered 100-199). Lower-division courses in PofCs may overlap with lower-division major courses. NO overlap is allowed in the upper-division courses. For students entering fall 2009 and after, only one PofC may be chosen from EAP, Humanities, Science and Technology, or Perspectives of Social Science.
  • Your PofCs must be non-contiguous to your major and to each other.

The following departments may accept language courses for their major/minor requirements. Please consult with your academic advisor for more detail.

International Studies Major
  • Students majoring in International Studies are required to demonstrate basic proficiency in a modern foreign language by completing the fourth quarter (JAPN 20A) of foreign language instruction (or equivalent) with a passing grade. Students may also complete this requirement by demonstrating advanced language ability on a proficiency exam.
International Studies Minor
  1. All minors must demonstrate basic proficiency in a modern foreign language by completing the fourth quarter of foreign language instruction (or equivalent).Students may also complete this requirement by demonstrating advanced language ability on a proficiency exam.
  2. A maximum of (2) language courses can be applied toward the seven courses required for the minor.

Linguistics Major-General Linguistics

Linguistics Major-Cognition and Language

Linguistics Major-Language and Society

  • All Linguistics Majors must demonstrate proficiency in one foreign language by either 1) earning a C- or higher in a course given at UCSD representing the fourth quarter (JAPN 20A) of instruction in any foreign language, or 2) by scoring 4 or higher on the Advanced Placement (AP) exam in a foreign language. It may be possible to take a proficiency exam in a language other than those listed above. It is critical that students consult with the Linguistics Department's Undergraduate Advisors about this requirement.
    Linguistics Major-Langauge Studies
    • Two years of language instruction in the language of concentration, or equivalent proficiency