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Program requirements

Credits required for graduation : 130, including 65 credits in required coursework, 25 credits in elective courses, 6 credits in required general education courses, 8 credits in elective general education courses, 16 credits in required school-wide courses, and 10 credits in elective school-wide courses. The first year’s coursework focuses on fundamental language skills, with an emphasis on pronunciation and grammar. The second and third years of the program focus on providing Advanced language training and an in-depth understanding of Japanese society. In the fourth year the focus is on Japanese culture, economics, business practices, tourism, and related topics, so as to Prepare students for their future careers and further studies. The coursework is divided into five areas as follows.

  1. Reading and writing courses : Beginning Japanese, Intermediate Japanese, Advanced Japanese, Japanese Grammar, Japanese Composition, Japanese Translation.
  2. Conversation courses : Japanese Pronunciation, Japanese Oral Training, Japanese Interpretation, Beginning Japanese Conversation, Intermediate Japanese Conversation, and Advanced Japanese Conversation.
  3. Business courses : The Economy of Japan, Business Management in Japan, Business Japanese, and Practical Japanese in the Workplace.
  4. Culture and tourism courses : Japanese History, Contemporary Japan, News Japanese, Tour Guide Japanese, Taiwan-Japan Relations, Japanese Culture, Japanese in the Travel Industry.
  5. Courses Preparing students for graduate school : Selected Readings in Japanese Classics, The History of Japanese Literature, Linguistics, Teaching Japanese, and Case Study.

 

Future Prospects

Aside from general courses in Taiwan Japanese departments usually have, such as language, literature, history, humanity geography, this curriculum design creates a lot of practical courses, such as business, tourism, second and third foreign languages (English and Korean). This provides students with greater potential in coping with situations students might encounter after graduation. Also, based on the University’s educational ideal, students may take a positive attitude to the society so as to better serve the world.

 

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